Research

Sep 11, 2017  |  Research

Velev Group Develops Technique for Printing 3-D Silicone Structures in Water

Using the principles behind the formation of sandcastles from wet sand, members of Dr. Orlin Velev’s research group have achieved 3-D printing of flexible and porous silicone rubber structures through a new technique. The technique can be used in a […]

Sep 9, 2017  |  Research

Li Research Group Advances Green Technologies

Members of Dr. Fanxing Li’s research group have significantly boosted the efficiency of two important chemical reaction techniques: splitting water to create hydrogen gas; and splitting carbon dioxide (CO2) to create carbon monoxide (CO). The products are valuable feedstocks for […]

Jul 24, 2017  |  Research

Dickey Group Technology is Essential to New Electronic Wearable Device

Early in his career as a CBE faculty member, Dr. Michael Dickey and his research group made pioneering advances in the area of stretchable wires and electronics. Using a liquid metal of gallium and indium – a common, non-toxic alloy […]

Apr 11, 2017  |  Faculty

Patents Issued to Professors Kelly and Lamb

During the past few months, two patents that list CBE faculty members as an inventor were issued to NC State: Dr. Robert M. Kelly received U.S. Patent No. 9,587,256 titled “Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide with Hydrogen to Useful Products“. Dr. […]

Apr 3, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

Amber Hubbard Wins First Place Award at the Graduate Research Symposium

Ms. Amber Hubbard (co-advised by Professors Dickey and Genzer) received the first place award in the Engineering category for her poster “Curvature of Light Responsive, Shape Memory Polymers for the Production of Biologically-Inspired, Functional Devices” at the 12th Annual Graduate […]

Mar 6, 2017

Dickey – Genzer Research Team Precisely Controls Folding of 2-D Sheets Into 3-D Structures

A research team headed by Professors Michael Dickey and Jan Genzer has developed a process whereby the sequential folding of two-dimensional plastic sheets can be programmed as they self-transform into three-dimensional objects. In 2011, the researchers were early pioneers in […]

Mar 1, 2017  |  Faculty

Professor Stefano Menegatti Selected to Receive an NSF CAREER Award

Professor Stefano Menegatti (PhD, ’13) has been selected to receive an NSF CAREER Award for his proposal “CAREER: Light- and temperature-controlled peptide ligands for purifying blood factors and orphan enzyme drugs.” The National Science Foundation views a CAREER award among […]

Feb 26, 2017  |  Alumni

Alum Dennis McOwen Leads Effort to Develop a Groundbreaking New Battery

If you’re one of the 2.5 million former owners of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 you probably know lithium ion batteries have a history of overheating or catching fire. Alum Dennis McOwen (PhD, ’14) and a research team he leads […]

Jan 25, 2017  |  Research

The 2017 Schoenborn Symposium Was Outstanding

The 2017 Schoenborn Graduate Research Symposium was an unqualified success! The Symposium is divided into two sections. During the first section, senior-level PhD candidates make formal presentations about their research and the associated results. During the second section, mid-level PhD […]

Nov 22, 2016  |  Students

Gilbert Castillo Wins 2016 Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Graduate student Gilbert Castillo is the winner of the University’s 2016 Three-Minute Thesis Competition. His talk, “Glass-like Coatings for Polyesters,” describes the focus of his research. The work involves studying how the properties of traditional polyester can be modified and […]