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Student and staff examine solar array on top of Fitts-Woolard Hall wearing PPE.

Jun 4, 2024

NC Clean Energy Technology Center gets $2 million grant for community projects

As part of the current presidential administration’s Investing in America initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is giving $22 million to various institutions to improve efficiency in large-scale renewable energy and energy storage. This includes $2 million to a team led by NC State’s North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC). 

Hand and arm touching a grey metal HVAC unit surrounded by green leaves.

Feb 23, 2024

Energy-X awarded $1.4 million DOE grant for next-gen heat pumps

Under this grant, the Energy-X lab will closely work with its industry partner and ORNL to develop a novel variable-capacity evaporator technology for improving heat pump performance, saving energy and reducing payback time.  

From left: Steven Shannon, Amanda Lietz and Florian Laggner are leading a DOE grant that funds the development of new and sustainable designs for neutral beam sources.

Jan 19, 2024

DOE grant brings renewed energy to NC State COE in more ways than one

Nothing energizes the engineering community like fusion. Scientists have seen fusion startups crop up around the country in recent years as fusion becomes less of an experimental, fundamental science program and more of an energy program. 

From left: Amanda Lietz,, Florian Laggner and Steve Shannon pose for group photo outside with green-leaved trees in background.

Oct 4, 2023

DOE grant brings renewed energy to NC State COE in more ways than one

An NC State team was awarded a $2.1 million Department Of Energy grant, which comes at an exciting time for fusion research. Several experimental facilities around the world have set new operations records recently, and the fusion effort has also benefited from an infusion of early-stage venture funding from the private sector. 

Large industrial roll of paper being manufactured and moving through large factory equipment.

Aug 2, 2023

Forest Biomaterials research group to lead $10M initiative to decarbonize forest products industry

Faculty in the Department of Forest Biomaterials will work to reduce the carbon intensity of producing various paper and wood products. 

A view inside of the NC State PULSTAR nuclear reactor. Rods are in blue with the surrounding parts in green.

Jul 7, 2023

Richland to Raleigh: A model for university and national lab partnerships

North Carolina State University’s collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory provides unique research experiences for students and a talented workforce pipeline for the lab.  When… 

The State College smokestack with the Burlington Labs nuclear reactor.

Feb 17, 2023

Three nuclear engineering faculty participating in NNSA $25 million consortium for research in nuclear forensics

Drs. John Mattingly, Elizabeth Kautz and Xu Wu are investigators representing NC State University Department of Nuclear Engineering in the Consortium for Research in Nuclear Forensics. 

Gleb Yushin

Dec 20, 2022

MSE alum Gleb Yushin interviewed by Forbes magazine

Growing up in the USSR and Russia, Gleb Yushin only applied to one university in the United States: NC State University. 

Downtown Raleigh skyline rises up behind the Memorial Belltower.

Nov 9, 2022

NC State researchers receive $2.25 million interdisciplinary grant from Department of Energy

The proposed project will improve the researchers’ ability to observe molecular turnover and metabolism.