Research

Jan 25, 2018  |  Research

The 2018 Schoenborn Symposium was Outstanding

The 2018 Schoenborn Graduate Research Symposium was an outstanding 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 […]

Dec 19, 2017  |  Research

Velev Group Develops Programmable Microbots

Members of Professor Orlin Velev’s research group and their colleagues at Duke University have developed a way to assemble and pre-program tiny structures made from microscopic cubes – “microbot origami” – that change their shape when actuated by a magnetic […]

Nov 15, 2017  |  Research

Abolhasani Group Advances Understanding of Nanocrystal Synthesis

Professor Milad Abolhasani and his research group have developed a device that allows users to collect 100 times more information per day from microfluidic devices, devices that manipulate fluids at the micron-scale, as compared to the previous industry standard. The […]

Oct 26, 2017  |  Research

Professor Hsiao and Colleagues Solve Problematic Friction in Suspensions

Professor Lilian Hsiao and her colleagues at MIT and the University of Michigan have found the surface texture of microparticles in a liquid suspension can cause internal friction that significantly alters the suspension’s viscosity – effectively making the liquid thicker. […]

Oct 6, 2017  |  Research

Professors Abolhasani and Li are Co-Recipients of a Major UNC Grant

Professors Milad Abolhasani and Fanxing Li are senior members of a multi-institutional team that’s been awarded a grant for nearly $2 million to develop and prototype a modular biogas-to-gasoline process unit for use in distributed facilities (e.g., small farms). The […]

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 […]