Research and Innovation

Jan 23, 2018  |  Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Global WaSH Researcher Receives Gates Foundation Grant

Pit latrines remain a health hazard in many parts of the world, but an NC State research aims to make cleaning them safer. Global WaSH xluster lead Dr. Francis de los Reyes received $1.2 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to improve and test the market for a novel pit latrine emptying device, the Flexcrevator.

Jan 8, 2018

Tackling Cassava Mosaic Disease: One Week in Tanzania

A student writes about her fieldwork in Tanzania, tackling a crop disease that threatens millions.

Jan 8, 2018

Studying a Disease in Order to Prevent Starvation

Research into a disease that affects cassava crops aims to prevent starvation for millions in Africa.

Jan 8, 2018

Researchers Find Corn Gene Conferring Resistance to Multiple Plant Leaf Diseases

A specific gene in corn appears to be associated with resistance to two and possibly three different plant leaf diseases.

Jan 5, 2018

Fish type, body size can help predict nutrient recycling rates

NC State University associate professor Craig Layman and colleagues show that ecologists can better predict the rates of how chemical nutrients are transferred by fish if they know the various fish species living in an ecosystem, along with the body size of the fish.

Jan 5, 2018

Carbon Electronics and the Future of Technology

Over the past year, NC State has positioned itself to take the lead in the emerging field of carbon electronics, thanks in large part to NC State’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering’s (MSE’s) research expertise and facilities.

Jan 5, 2018

Researchers Make the First Flexible Memory Device Using Oxide Ferroelectric Material

For the first time, researchers have been able to deposit an ultra-thin oxide ferroelectric film onto a flexible polymer substrate. The research team used the flexible ferroelectric thin films to make non-volatile memory devices that are wearable and resilient.

Dec 5, 2017

Climate’s Effects on Flowers Critical for Bumble Bees

New NC State research shows that earlier and longer flowering seasons have detrimental effects on bumble bees.

Dec 5, 2017

New Fund Supports Research Outside the Lab

A collaboration between the Provost’s Office and the Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development enables NC State to close a gap in research funding and support innovative work in multiple disciplines.

Dec 1, 2017

Researchers Receive Grant to Study GenX Exposure in New Hanover County Residents

NC State researchers will lead study on GenX exposure in New Hanover County residents