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VOC Sensor on Plant

ASSIST and IConS Researchers Part of NSF Convergence Accelerator Grant

Posted on February 20, 2024 | Filed Under: Faculty and News and Research

It seems almost impossible to imagine replicating the impressive olfactory sensing abilities of animals. Indeed, jewel beetles can detect a burning tree 50 miles away, and dogs can sniff out substances at concentrations of one part per tril …

Aysu and Lobaton Named University Faculty Scholars

Posted on February 20, 2024 | Filed Under: Faculty

NC State’s 2023-24 class of University Faculty Scholars was announced today. These 22 early- and mid-career faculty receive this designation in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements and contributions to NC State through the …

Electrical Engineering Online Degree Program Cracks the Rankings Top 10

Posted on February 15, 2024 | Filed Under: Programs

NC State was well-represented in the U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings, including the Master’s in Electrical Engineering climbing 3 spots to be ranked 8th in the nation.

ECE GSA Research Symposium 2024 Finalists

Posted on January 26, 2024 | Filed Under: News

The 2024 ECE Graduate Research Symposium was hosted by the ECE Graduate Student Association in January.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Awarded IEEE Scholarship

Posted on January 25, 2024 | Filed Under: Awards

Matt Parker is 1 of 82 recipients across the country to receive an IEEE scholarship for his studies of the power industry and its impact on our society.

Lu Named Blessis Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award Recipient

Posted on December 6, 2023 | Filed Under: Awards and Faculty and News

Ning Lu, Professor in the ECE Department has been announced as the winner of this year’s George H. Blessis Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award, given by the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University. The award recognizes …

AI Networks Are More Vulnerable to Malicious Attacks Than Previously Thought

Posted on December 4, 2023 | Filed Under: Research

A study finds AI tools are more vulnerable than previously thought to targeted attacks that effectively force AI systems to make bad decisions.

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Amay Bandodkar Named on List of Highly Cited Researchers

Posted on November 27, 2023 | Filed Under: Awards and Faculty and News

Congratulations to Amay Bandodkar, Assistant Professor of ECE, for being recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate. Clarivate Plc, a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust to transform …

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NC State Research Team Wins ASME Award for Pioneering Work on GaN-Based Power Package

Posted on November 10, 2023 | Filed Under: Awards and Grad Students and News and Research

A team from NC State won the Student Innovative Paper Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in the Microelectromechanical Engineering Division at the 2023 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Expositi …

A Leader Passes: Remembering Chancellor Larry Monteith

Posted on November 6, 2023 | Filed Under: News

Chancellor Monteith oversaw a dramatic expansion in NC State’s research enterprise, bringing the university to the threshold of the 21st century.

NC State innovation on display at CES 2024 in Las Vegas

North Carolina’s innovation is on display internationally, including work coming out of the ASSIST Center featured at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Posted on January 11, 2024

Stress Monitors for Plants Can Spot Dehydration

In a forthcoming paper to be published in IEEE Transactions on AgriFood Electronics(TAFE), James Reynolds, a postdoctoral research scholar at NC State’s iBionicS Lab and first author of the paper, and fellow researchers at North Carolina State University explored how plant tissue’s impeding of electrical current can be monitored to identify plants under stress with relative immediacy—less than an hour, in some cases.

Posted on December 11, 2023

‘We’re hitting new limits.’ NC quantum computing bullish on a coveted breakthrough

Superconductors, the other prominent approach to quantum computing, are the focus of North Carolina State University and its partner corporation, IBM. Nicknamed “chandeliers,” IBM’s machines are gold-plated, multi-level apparatuses with a progression of wires and tubes funneling down to single silicon processor chips. While Duke has ion-trap computers in the Triangle, NC State researchers remotely access the chandeliers, which are housed at the IBM facility in Yorktown Heights, New York. “Each technology kind of has its strength,” said Daniel Stancil, executive director of the IBM Quantum Hub at NC State. “I think there have been some significant developments in the hardware in the past year.”

Posted on December 4, 2023

Energy Harvesting for Wearable Technology Steps Up

Wearable devices, like nearly every other piece of tech, need energy. Fortunately, though, at wearables’ modest power budgets, energy is effectively everywhere. It’s in the sun’s rays and radio waves, the skin’s sweat and body heat, a person’s motion and their footfalls. And today, technology is maturing to the point that meaningful amounts of these energy giveaways can be harvested to liberate wearables from ever needing a battery. Which seems plenty attractive to a range of companies and researchers.

Posted on November 1, 2023

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks Announces $238M CHIPS and Science Act Award

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks announced the award today of $238 million in “Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act” funding for the establishment of eight Microelectronics Commons (Commons) regional innovation hubs. This includes the Commercial Leap Ahead for Wide Bandgap Semiconductors (CLAWS) Hub, led by NC State University with a $39.4-million award for FY23.

Posted on September 20, 2023

Predicting wound healing with a wound-integrated miniaturized sensor

Scientists develop a sensor that predicts wound healing rate with more than 70% accuracy.

Posted on August 1, 2023