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An NC State researcher holding a soft and stretchable device that converts movement into electricity and can work in wet environments.

Sep 28, 2021

Using Liquid Metal To Turn Motion Into Electricity — Even Underwater

Researchers at NC State have created a soft and stretchable device that converts movement into electricity and can work in wet environments. The researchers, who include Michael Dickey, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, have two related projects under way: one aimed at using the technology to power wearable devices by increasing the harvester’s power output, and the other for evaluating how this technology could be used to harvest wave power from the ocean. 

Nanowire recycling diagram

Sep 13, 2021

Researchers Demonstrate Technique for Recycling Nanowires in Electronics

Researchers at NC State have demonstrated a low-cost technique for retrieving nanowires from electronic devices that have reached the end of their utility and then using those nanowires in new devices. The work is a step toward more sustainable electronics. Yong Zhu, corresponding author of the paper, is the Andrew A. Adams Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NC State. 

Jason Suttles working on an electronic device

Sep 13, 2021

Software Engineer Jason Suttles Applies His Philosophy Background to Healthcare, Technology

Software engineer Jason Suttles earned degrees in philosophy and computer science from NC State through the Benjamin Franklin Scholars program. Suttles, who also minored in math, now puts his skills to use by working for Medicom Technologies, a Raleigh-based software startup that provides a decentralized health information platform for the fast and secure transfer of patient data among healthcare providers. 

An immersive virtual tour of the Dickey group lab

Sep 6, 2021

The Dickey Group Goes Digital with Virtual Lab Tour

This fall, DELTA Express Grants are providing three new funding opportunities for faculty and instructors dedicated to applying learning technology in innovative, collaborative ways. Michael Dickey, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and a University Faculty Scholar, needed a way to make his team’s laboratory accessible and navigable. DELTA helped create an immersive virtual tour for the Dickey group, which studies soft materials such as liquid metals, gels and polymers and hosts undergraduates, grad students and visiting scholars from around the world. 

Faduma Osman

Sep 6, 2021

Innovating and Inspiring: Meet Faduma Osman

Faduma Osman’s road to NC State started about 8,000 miles away. With support from the Pack Promise scholarship, this first-year engineering student is ready to dive into everything NC State has to offer — and to use what she learns to make medicine better around the world. 

College of Engineering aerial view

Aug 30, 2021

Butler, Stutts and Washington Receive Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award

Linda Butler, Carl Stutts Jr. and Gregory Washington received the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award (DEA) from the College of Engineering for 2020. The DEA award is the highest honor the College of Engineering bestows upon its graduates and typically comes with an award dinner in the fall. The 2020 event had to be postponed because of COVID-19, but the college hopes to recognize these winners and its 2021 honorees during a live ceremony this fall. 

Nikhil Milind with his ukulele

Aug 9, 2021

NC State’s 4th Churchill Scholar Prepares for Deep Dive Into Genetics

Nikhil Milind, who graduated this year, is going to Cambridge University to continue his studies into links between human genetics and diseases. The Park Scholars alumnus is one of only 17 students chosen from around the country this year to take part in the program conceived by former Prime Minister Winston Churchill to bring Americans over to study at one of the world’s elite universities. 

The wolf wood sculpture in Talley Student Union

Aug 2, 2021

Young Alumni Spotlight: Matthew Ostrowski

Matthew Ostrowski graduated from NC State in 2012 as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar with a B.S. in chemical engineering and a B.S. in history. He loves connecting science to real-world problems, and his time here at NC State is helping him do just that as an alumnus. 

Fitts-Woolard Hall

Jul 26, 2021

Fitts-Woolard Hall is Driven by Alumni Support

Fitts-Woolard Hall, the College of Engineering’s newest building on Centennial Campus, opened last summer and is becoming busier by the month. During the spring semester, more students attended classes in person in the facility, laboratories started cranking up and faculty and staff members began unpacking in their new offices. Meet Lisa Cook and Hans Warren, two of the more than 300 alumni donors who have supported the building, and learn more about why they give. 

Students walking across campus

Jul 19, 2021

Anonymous Donors Provide Vital Support for Deans’ Priorities

A College of Engineering alumnus and his wife have provided a significant legacy gift that will be used by future deans to pursue priorities related to research, teaching and programmatic needs that may not be covered through other revenue sources. The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, have made a bequest through their estate plans that will provide funding to the College of Engineering discretionary funds.