Guvnec Receives R. Ray Bennett Faculty Fellow Award
The R. Ray Bennett Faculty Fellow Award provides support for high-achieving young faculty in NC State's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in pursuing their academic and cutting-edge research initiatives. Alice B. Bennett endowed this faculty fellowship, which carries a $40,000 one-year award, as a memorial to her son. Ismail Guvnec, associate professor, will use the award to support his multidisciplinary research at the intersection of wireless communications and wireless networking
Using Virtual Reality to Create New Tech for First Responders
Emerging technologies could allow first responders to call up all sorts of information when responding to an emergency. A team in NC State's Center for Educational Informatics, led by James Lester, Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science, is working to determine what information is most useful and how first responders might be able to control what information they see - and when.
NC State Distinguished Professors Among Several Awarded in Eighth Annual Research Collaboration Fund
The University Global Partnership Network recently awarded the eighth round of the annual Research Collaboration Fund to nine projects between the consortium's universities. Several distinguished NC State professors are represented on six of the funded projects this year.
New Tool Tackles Uncertainty in Military Logistics Planning
Military deployments – whether humanitarian missions or combat operations – to austere environments involve extensive logistical planning, which is often complicated by unforeseen events. Researchers centered in NC State's Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering have created a model to help military leaders better account for logistical risk and uncertainty during operational planning and execution.
Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Helps Turn NC State Research into Real-World Solutions
Several NC State distinguished professors, among other faculty, will receive support this year from the Chancellor's Innovation Fund, which helps researchers translate their discoveries into market-ready solutions that can change the world.
ASME Newsmaker Srinath Ekkad
Srinath V. Ekkad, R.J. Reynolds Professor and head of the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at NC State University, has been named the new editor of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications. Ekkad's own research focuses on thermal management, energy concepts, propulsion and advanced system diagnostics, and it has been supported by a number of government agencies and companies.
Frey Receives Award for Excellence in Air Pollution Control
NC State's H. Christopher Frey received the 2019 Frank A. Chambers Excellence in Air Pollution Control Award from the Air & Waste Management Association. The Glenn E. and Phyllis J. Futrell Distinguished University Professor and a 25-year faculty member in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Frey is an internationally recognized expert in air quality whose research addresses the continuum between energy use, emissions and exposure to air pollution, as well as tools and techniques for developing policy-relevant insights.
Charging up Electric Vehicles
Dr. Iqbal Husain, ABB Distinguished Professor, is one of several College of Engineering faculty members who are engaged in research that may ensure wider adoption of electric vehicles in the future. The subjects of their work range from the materials within lithium ion batteries, which are used to power electric vehicles, to the development of a smaller, faster charger.
Engineering Alum — and Volunteer for NC State — Designs Hardware for Future Human Space Travel
AJ Rackl graduated in 2016 from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with strong technical skills. But he says it’s the soft skills he learned — how to lead a project, work in a group and network with people — that have helped him the most in his role at Blue Origin in Kent, Washington. Rackl continues to network with and support NC State alumni and current students as the Engineering Foundation's regional presentative in the greater Seattle area and as a member of the foundation’s Young Alumni Advisory Board.
Student Spotlight: Kaitlin Perkins
Kaitlin Perkins packed her time at NC State with extraordinary experiences. A Caldwell Fellow and Pack Promise scholar, the May graduate in biological and agricultural engineering landed sought-after internships with Johnson and Johnson Vision Care and Campbell’s Soup Company, introduced former First Lady Michelle Obama to the campus community at a 2016 event, and was a leader with the National Society of Black Engineers and Alternative Spring Break programs.