World-Changing Faculty

Every day, NC State faculty are finding innovative ways to tackle society’s grand challenges, such as examining the effects of GenX pollution on North Carolina’s coast, developing drug-delivery systems for rapid response to heart attacks and helping food banks feed more people and reduce food waste.

A faculty member from NC State works on research

Their extraordinary work is earning worldwide notice across a broad array of disciplines. Our faculty are frequent winners of National Science Foundation Early Career Awards and Fulbright Scholar Awards, and the past year saw NC State faculty inducted into the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors.

Most importantly, they’re making a difference in local communities near and far — and they’re teaching a new generation of students to do the same.

#5in Producing
Fulbright Scholars

among national research universities

25Faculty Members of the National Academies

20Interdisciplinary Faculty Clusters


in new sponsored research awards in FY2018