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Spring/Summer 2018

Dr. Jay Baliga

May 2, 2018

New manufacturing process for SiC power devices opens market to more competition

NC State researchers are rolling out a new manufacturing process and chip design for silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, which can be used to more efficiently regulate power in technologies that use electronics. The process, called PRESiCETM, was developed with support from the PowerAmerica Institute funded by the Department of Energy to make it easier for companies to enter the SiC marketplace and develop new products. 

Dr. Donald L. Bitzer

May 2, 2018

Bitzer named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Donald L. Bitzer, Distinguished University Research Professor of Computer Science, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. 

May 2, 2018

Faculty Highlights

Select a story: Gu receives Young Investigator Award from Controlled Release Society Williams named Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Bitzer named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors Westmoreland wins AIChE Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology Zikry receives Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award College bestows R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for… 

leopard roaring

May 2, 2018

The drones of Namibia

A new study-abroad program within the College gives students a chance to further their knowledge of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology while helping to protect some of the world’s most majestic animals. 

Researchers in Transportation Human Factors Research Group Laboratory

May 2, 2018

In our labs

Explore the spaces where our engineering faculty members create innovation. In this issue, visit the Transportation Human Factors Research Group Laboratory. 

When the College broke ground on Riddick Engineering Laboratories in 1949, Engineering Dean J. Harold Lampe took things a little further, taking a seat in the cab of a steam shovel being used to begin grading work for the project.

May 2, 2018

Breaking major ground

Groundbreaking, the ceremonial kick-off to a building’s construction, usually involves several dignitaries lined up with shovels in hand and cameras at the ready. 

Artist rendering of Fitts-Woolard Hall

May 2, 2018

Fitts-Woolard Hall By the Numbers

Work has begun on Fitts-Woolard Hall, the College’s newest building on NC State’s Centennial Campus. The new home of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering and the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering represents a new funding paradigm for the College and for NC State. 

Devon Harris

May 2, 2018

From soldier to student

Veterans and active duty members of the military are making the transition to college life. 

Tony Sigmon, far right, is shown with his family. In the front row, from left, are grandchildren Carson and Finley Capps. In the second row, from left, are Erin Capps, Hannah Abernethy, Sara Sigmon and Nancy Sigmon. In the back row, from left, are Cory Capps, Richard Trevorrow, Daniel Sigmon and grandchild Jude Sigmon.

May 2, 2018

A Wolfpack family gives back

Pack loyalty prompts the Sigmon family to make generous gifts to the College of Engineering and the University.