Phenomenal Faculty

NC State’s success is built upon the efforts of our world-leading faculty. Whether they’re providing students with career-ready skills, expanding the frontiers of knowledge or pushing research discoveries to the marketplace, our faculty members exemplify NC State’s relentless ambition to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity.

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


13:1Student-Faculty Ratio