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RTNN Wins 2024 Opal Mann Green Engagement and Scholarship Award

The Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN) has been honored with the prestigious 2024 Opal Mann Green Engagement and Scholarship Award at NC State University. The award ceremony, scheduled for April 29 at the Park Alumni Center, will recognize RTNN’s outstanding contributions to nanotechnology research, education, and community engagement.

Sydney Cook: A Journey of Innovation in MSE

As Sydney Cook prepares to bid adieu to her undergraduate years at NC State University, her journey through the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) stands as a testament to adaptability, exploration, and unwavering dedication.

The Journey of Ian Mercer: A Tale of Passion in Materials Science and Engineering

As the curtains draw close on his undergraduate journey, Ian Mercer, a hometown hero hailing from Cary, North Carolina, is set to embark on a new chapter of his life. Graduating from NC State University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Ian reflects upon his path, accomplishments, and aspirations with a sense of pride and gratitude.

Successful Fundraising Campaign Boosts NC State MSE

Day of Giving was a record success for NC State MSE, achieving a significant milestone in its fundraising efforts, thanks to the generous contributions of alumni and industry leaders. The department surpassed its fundraising goal of 65 gifts, which unlocked a contribution from MSE alums and co-founders of Wolfspeed (Cree), Calvin Carter and John Edmond.

Prof. Richard Spontak Awarded Honorary Doctorate at NTNU Doctoral Awards Ceremony

Professor Richard Spontak, a distinguished NC State University professor with joint appointments in the departments of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) was awarded an honorary doctorate during the Doctoral Awards Ceremony on March 8, 2024, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The ceremony recognized Spontak’s exceptional contributions to chemical process engineering and polymer science.

Prof. Franky So Receives 2024 Jan Rajchman Award

NC State MSE Associate Department Head Professor Franky So has made many significant contributions to the research, development, and commercialization of OLED devices and displays. During his tenure at Motorola from 1993 to 2001, he led a research team to demonstrate the first full video OLED display in the United States in 1997 and subsequently introduced the first OLED display for phones (Motorola Timeport P8767) in 1999. 

Professor Donald Brenner Named 2024 MRS Fellow

Donald Brenner, Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor in the North Carolina State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), has been named a 2024 Materials Research Society (MRS) fellow. This prestigious honor recognizes Brenner for his pioneering contributions to materials modeling and his broader impact on the materials community, including studies that have helped shape major research directions in the United States.

MSE Visual Competition Results

The NC State MSE department recently hosted its second visual competition as a way to foster positive morale and encourage a supportive spirit for faculty, staff, and students. After a competitive and nail-biting review by the judging panel, the winners have been selected and we are excited to announce them. Two winners were selected for the main competition.

Unlocking Student Success: Importance of Academic Advising

Effective academic advising is key to connecting students’ academic opportunities with their future goals. It provides a supportive framework that helps students overcome obstacles and encourages personal growth, crucial for both academic success and career preparation. Hillary Stone, as the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Academic Advisor, has enhanced this role by establishing a proactive collaboration with students by utilizing a holistic advising approach.

George Martell: A Journey of Service, Safety and Seamless IT

In the world of IT and safety, George Martell is a seasoned professional who brings a unique blend of perspective and experience to his role as the IT Manager and Safety Officer at NC State’s Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) department. Martell’s journey, both before and during his time at NC State, reveals a story of dedication, resilience, and a commitment to creating a seamless and secure environment for the university’s research community.

Students Use Robotics to Complete Organic Chemistry Lab

With the help of a DELTA Grant, students in the Amassian lab use robotics to complete a chemistry lab remotely. This technology provides a virtual learning opportunity that opens the lab space to all students. Read more about the team’s work!

Research Publication: Show What You Know

DELTA Grants help faculty solve instructional challenges, often in ways that are innovative and unique. Sharing the process, results, and lessons learned through presentations and publications can be a great way to increase the visibility of this work in professional communities. Sharing results is an important, but time-consuming, task for those in academia. Your DELTA…