They’re taking their places at the heads of their fields, with NC State faculty recently being elected to the National Academy of Engineering, inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and earning the National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology.
They’ve garnered recognition from the National Science Foundation, which recently presented its prestigious Early Career Award to 11 NC State researchers in disciplines spanning chemistry, civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mathematics, materials science and engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, and statistics.
They’re the driving force behind NC State’s vigorous research enterprise, which garnered $405 million in new sponsored research awards in the 2017 fiscal year.
And they’re breaking new ground with the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, which has hired 67 new faculty members in 20 interdisciplinary clusters designed to solve the world’s most pressing problems in areas ranging from bioinformatics and forensic sciences to precision medicine and visual narrative.
25Faculty Are Members of the National Academies
20Interdisciplinary Faculty Clusters
$405Min New Sponsored Research Awards
Two faculty members in the College of Engineering, Paul Turinsky and Jay Narayan, were recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering. The academy recognized Narayan for contributions in heteroepitaxial film growth by laser ablation in large misfit systems and new materials. Turinsky was honored for the development of simulation technology for cost-efficient operation, safety and life extension of nuclear power stations.
Food scientist Rodolphe Barrangou received the 2017 National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology. Barrangou and his collaborators’ discovery that bacteria have adaptive immune systems has catalyzed research into ways to manipulate the CRISPR-Cas pathway for genome engineering. The primary objective of Barrangou’s CRISPR research is to harness lactic acid bacteria as probiotics to develop health-promoting foods.