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Mar 30, 2020
Antimicrobial Tissue Paper Could Help Fight the Spread of COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases
NC State researchers have developed a new tool that could someday help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases: antimicrobial tissue paper.
Nov 13, 2019
Jeff Reese: A Life of Devotion, a Legacy of Impact
Esteemed alumnus, Jeff Reese, died October 30, 2019, at the age of 56. An Ohio native, Reese graduated Summa Cum Laude from NC State University in 1985 with degrees in pulp and paper technology and chemical engineering. For more than 30-years, he was committed to the advancement of the pulp and paper industry and worked tirelessly…
Mar 24, 2020
Artificial Intelligence: A Game Changer for the Chemical Manufacturing Industry
A growing number of chemical manufacturers are exploring the use of artificial intelligence to cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve the energy efficiency of their operations.
Sep 13, 2019
Former NC State Professor Establishes Forest Biomaterials Lecture with $100K Donation
Dr. Richard Thomas, alumnus, former professor and department head in the College of Natural Resources, has generously donated $100,000 to establish an annual lecture in forest biomaterials.