news archives: 2007
UNC System awards grant for Nano-Textile Technology project (December 20, 2007)
The University of North Carolina system is handing out nearly $4 million in research and development grants to faculty for projects that could lead to new jobs.
Genzer named Fellow of the American Physical Society (December 12, 2007) Dr. Jan Genzer, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at NC State, has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Genzer was honored for “the design, synthesis and modeling of engineered surfaces and interfaces.”
RTRP radio interview with Dr. Greg Parsons (December 5, 2007) The RTRP Radio Show, which examines regional economic growth and competitiveness on State Government Radio (AM 570 WDNZ), discusses the NC State Nanotechnology Initiative with Dr. Greg Parsons.
Engineers develop nanoscale fabric modification technique ( December 5, 2007) NC State postdoctoral research associate Dr. G. Kevin Hyde has been working with a research team to show that the innovative application of atomic layer deposition to alter the properties of fibers can have a level of control previously unknown in research or industry.
Sematech to sell chip facility (December 4, 2007) Sematech research consortium has agreed to sell its semiconductor fabrication plant in Austin. The new owner, a Silicon Valley firm, is expected to upgrade an already highly advanced facility that creates chip prototypes for customers and develops cutting-edge technologies for chip manufacturing.
NC State's Results magazine zooms in on nanotechnology (October 2007) The Fall 2007 issue of Results, a publication covering research and graduate studies at NC State, highlights nanotechnology research, education, and outreach activities at the university and provides details on the new Nanotechnology Initiative.
Researchers create tiny devices that propel themselves in liquid (February 12, 2007) NC State scientists have discovered a method to supply microscopic devices with enough energy to not only allow them to propel themselves through liquid - a difficult function in its own right - but also to perform other functions, like emitting light.
Study shows 'buckyballs' penetrate deeper, faster when skin is flexed (January 5, 2007) Researchers at NC State have discovered that repetitive flexing movements increase the speed and depth at which tiny particles are absorbed through the skin, a finding that could have major implications in medical, consumer, and industrial fields.
Michael Flickinger, Janet L. Schottel, Daniel R. Bond, Alptekin Aksan, and L. E. Scriven. "Painting and Printing Living Bacteria: Engineering Nanoporous Biocatalytic Coatings to Preserve Microbial Viability and Intensify Reactivity." Biotechnology Progress (23, 2-17, 2007).