> NC State University researchers looking for the next big discovery have their sights set on getting as small as possible.
> Drs. Stefan Franzen and Steve Lommel are running a smuggling operation in their labs on Centennial Campus.
> Dr. Nancy Monteiro-Riviere’s research is much more than skin deep. That’s the very reason her research needs to be done, she says.
> What began in Dr. Steve Michielsen’s lab as an effort to clean up the environment could end up protecting first responders and health care workers from viral infections, including pandemic-type illnesses.
> Drs. Jan Genzer and Orlando Rojas try not to delve too deeply into their fiber and materials science research.
> For Dr. Robert Riehn, sequencing DNA could be as easy as sucking spaghetti through a straw.
> For decades, the world has relied primarily on hydrocarbons for fuel, developing a dependence that has caused political upheaval and environmental pollution.
> Maintaining leading-edge equipment and infrastructure is key in NC State’s effort to achieve prominence in nanotechnology research.
> “Frankenfood.” The word that best captures the public outcry over genetically modified agriculture also best explains why the National Science Foundation is backing the nanotechnology research of political scientists Patrick Hamlett and Michael Cobb, and social scientist Brent Faber.
> Moving nanotechnology from the realm of research to applied science requires education—in both the classroom and the boardroom.