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Dr. Harald Ade stands in his lab.

May 3, 2021

For Ade, Professorship Fuels Growth

Harald Ade, Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Professor, is grateful for the resources his professorship provides and says that these positions not only boost faculty research — they retain and attract the brightest minds. 

NC State Goldwater Scholar Jack Featherstone leans against a railing.

Apr 16, 2021

From Landslides to Asteroids, Scholar Wants to Understand It All

2021 Goldwater Scholar Jack Featherstone conducts research into the physics of phenomena on Earth and in outer space. 

Memorial Belltower

Apr 6, 2021

NC State Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Awards

The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. 

diagram of a solar-powered greenhouse

Mar 17, 2021

Study Finds Plants Would Grow Well in Solar Cell Greenhouses

You can definitely grow plants (and make electricity) in a greenhouse made of see-through solar panels. 

Jack Featherstone in his home lab

Mar 5, 2021

Spotlight on our Students: Jack Featherstone

The University Honors and Scholars Program interviewed Jack Featherstone, a third-year Honors Program student, about his research in granular physics principles in exotic environments — most of which he has conducted at home in his basement. 

Feb 17, 2021

The Search for Electron-Hole Liquids Gets Warmer

Graduate student Ryan Wilmington describes the prediction and discovery of electron-hole liquid formation at high temperatures. 

red laser beams

Jan 27, 2021

Zapping Quantum Materials With Lasers Tells Us How Atoms Relate

Want to know how a quantum material acts on the atomic level? Zap it with a laser! 

Jan 11, 2021

Analytical Measurements Can Predict Organic Solar Cell Stability

An analytical measurement framework could help organic solar cell manufacturers determine the best materials for stable solar cells. 

Katie Mack

Dec 6, 2020

Physicist’s Book Makes New York Times 100 Notable Books, Other “Best of” Lists

NC State physicist Katie Mack’s book The End of Everything(Astrophysically Speaking) was named to the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2020.  In The End of Everything, Mack, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics, talks through five possible ways the universe will end. She uses cutting-edge astronomical observations and particle experiments to guide… 

Campus gateway sign reading NC State University

Dec 2, 2020

2 Carbon Electronics Cluster Faculty Named Among Top-Cited Researchers

Harald Ade from the Department of Physics and Aram Amassian from the College of Engineering were named to a list of the world’s most highly cited researchers.