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May 28, 2024

Wei, partners host meeting on volatile organic compounds sensors research

Qingshan Wei, associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University, is the principal investigator for a Phase I Convergence Accelerator Track L award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

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Mar 29, 2024

Tiny organisms, transformative outcomes

Nathan Crook, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is discovering how Earth’s simplest life forms might unlock solutions to complex problems like antibiotic-resistant infections, plastic pollution and climate change. 

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Mar 18, 2024

NC State partners on NSF-funded “Ag Tech Corridor” project

A $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation is kickstarting an effort to create an agricultural technology corridor from central to eastern North Carolina, and NC State University plays a key role. 

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Jul 6, 2023

Is our phosphorus use sustainable? Most stakeholders doubt it

The study underscores the complex challenges facing efforts to ensure our continued access to a critical agricultural and industry resource. 

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Dec 7, 2022

10 years of wearable device breakthroughs

Ten years since its founding, the Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) Center led by NC State has made groundbreaking advances in wearable health monitoring devices. 

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Sep 23, 2022

Crook Lab joins NSF “PreMiEr” team

In an effort to better understand and improve the health of our built environments, an interdisciplinary team of researchers will develop diagnostic tools and engineering approaches to help reduce the number of harmful environmental microbes while encouraging beneficial ones. This work is at the forefront of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Precision Microbiome Engineering (PreMiEr). 

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Aug 17, 2022

NC State and Purdue researchers receive funding for semiconductor center proposal

A proposed research center based at NC State and Purdue would help integrate new materials into the electronic industry, meeting a critical need in the United States for advanced, domestically produced semiconductor devices.    

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Aug 11, 2022

NC State to research implications of engineered microbiomes with new NSF center grant

NC State is part of a $26 million National Science Foundation center researching microbiome engineering. 

Aug 4, 2022

NC State to lead multi-institution software supply chain security grant from NSF

NC State is the lead institution for a National Science Foundation grant to research technical challenges in software supply chain security.