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From soldier to student

In her time in the Electrical and Computer Engineering, Alyssia Hardy has juggled her role as student, member of NC State University’s cheerleading team, wife and active member of the Idaho Air National Guard.

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Dr. Battacharya recently talked with FREEDM industry member Typhoon HIL and discussed how Controller Hardware-in-the-Loop (C-HIL) reduced the cycle time of design, validation, and testing of DC Microgrid controllers from academia to industry.

July 16, 2018

Clean Technica

When some students at North Carolina State University decided to enter the American Solar Challenge — a biennial race for solar powered cars — they knew they would be up against some fierce competition from students at other colleges and universities. Typically, the cars that enter are little more than go-karts with a few solar panels held in place with cable ties. But Byron Sells, who began the solar car challenge at NCSU, wanted more than a car that would limp across the finish line as the wheels fell off. “I told the team, ‘Let’s make something compelling that the consumer actually wants to buy,’” he says.

July 9, 2018

IEEE Spectrum

Memory modules using Intel’s 3D XPoint technology are on their way, and researchers at NC State ECE have already figured out how to make them better

June 13, 2018

WRAL Tech Wire

“Until now, state-of-the-art diffraction gratings configured to steer visible light to large angles have had an angular acceptance range, or bandwidth, of about 20 degrees, meaning that the light source has to be directed into the grating within an arc of 20 degrees,” says Michael Escuti, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at NC State and corresponding author of a paper on the work. “We’ve developed a new grating that expands that window to 40 degrees, allowing light to enter the grating from a wider range of input angles.

June 5, 2018

WRAL Tech Wire

This week, North Carolina State University’s renewable energy research lab is celebrating the many inventions, publications and programs it has spearheaded since its start 10 years ago.

June 3, 2018

Science News

If clothing were packed with thermoelectric generators, body heat could be turned into electricity. Researchers at North Carolina State University in Raleigh work with a button-sized generator containing a grid of semiconductor rods sandwiched between two ceramic plates.

June 1, 2018

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