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Tag: College of Engineering

Styrene manufacturing chemical compound

May 10, 2021

New Catalyst Makes Styrene Manufacturing Cheaper, Greener

Chemical engineering researchers have developed a new catalyst that significantly increases yield in styrene manufacturing while simultaneously reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Fanxing Li, corresponding author of the work, is Alcoa Professor of Chemical Engineering at NC State. 

Copper Wolf on Central Campus in the fall

May 3, 2021

Hall Named the Worley H. Clark Jr. Distinguished University Professor in Engineering

Chancellor Randy Woodson has appointed Dr. Carol K. Hall to the distinguished professorship in the College of Engineering. Hall was one of the first women in the United States to be appointed to a chemical engineering faculty. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, serves as the Home Secretary of the Academy and has earned a long list of accolades during her distinguished career. 

portrait of Helen Huang

Apr 26, 2021

A Perfect Fit

The Jackson Family Distinguished Professorship in Biomedical Engineering reflects donor Jerry Jackson’s decades of NC State support and bolsters faculty member Helen Huang’s work to improve lives. 

Mervyn Kowalsky

Apr 26, 2021

Shaking Up Earthquake Research

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering’s Mervyn Kowalsky channels distinguished professorship funding to support students and their work to address structural engineering challenges. 

Fitts-Woolard Hall

Apr 26, 2021

Take a Virtual Tour of Fitts-Woolard Hall

Fitts-Woolard Hall, the College of Engineering’s newest building on NC State’s Centennial Campus, opened last summer. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has slowed the full transition into the facility and prevented alumni from visiting its extraordinary new spaces. Now, the college and the Alumni Association have teamed up to offer this online peek. 

a model of the human heart

Apr 19, 2021

Pericardial Injection Effective, Less Invasive Way To Get Regenerative Therapies to Heart

Injecting hydrogels containing stem cell or exosome therapeutics directly into the pericardial cavity could be a less invasive, less costly and more effective means of treating cardiac injury, according to new research from NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill. Ke Cheng, Randall B. Terry Jr. Distinguished Professor in Regenerative Medicine at NC State’s Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences and professor in the NC State/UNC-Chapel Hill Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, is a leader of the study. 

The Memorial Belltower at sunset

Apr 12, 2021

Alumni and Friends of the College of Engineering Help Set Day of Giving Record

The College of Engineering turned out strong for NC State’s Day of Giving on March 24, raising more than $6 million from 1,615 gifts — both records for the college. Funds will support world-class research, develop new opportunities and improve existing programs for students. 

Closeup of the Memorial Belltower on a cloudless day

Apr 12, 2021

Director of the Shelton Leadership Center to Retire

Barbara Mulkey has announced that she will retire effective May 1 after five years of helping fulfill the Shelton Leadership Center’s mission to develop the next generation of values-based leaders. She also has overseen personalized educational and hands-on outreach programs for professionals, college students and pre-college students. A College of Engineering alumna, Mulkey has served in a variety of university volunteer leadership positions, too. 

The Memorial Belltower on a cloudy day

Apr 12, 2021

Faculty Members Chosen to Receive Holladay Medals

Bob Kelly, Alcoa Professor of Chemical Engineering and director of the Biotechnology Program, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is one of the recipients of NC State’s highest honor. 

Manali Shirsekar

Mar 29, 2021

Manali Shirsekar Wins Girls in STEM Scholarship Award

Manali Shirsekar, a third-year student studying computer science, won the 2020-21 Girls in STEM Scholarship Award in recognition of her leadership and advocacy for minority participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers within the NC State community. Girls Who STEM, an organization focused on the education, empowerment and inclusion of women in STEM, presented the award.