Recent Updates

Recognizing Elizabeth Cobarrubias and Braden Li, ASSIST Students in Textiles

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

ASSIST would like to highlight two students for their achievements and performance throughout their research experience at NC State University under Jesse Jur’s lab. Both students have been recognized for their dedication to
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Unearthing Plant Problems – Using Sensors

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Unearthing Plant Problems-Using Sensors By the time crops show physical symptoms that they’ve been attacked by insects, plant pathogens or other stressors, it’s often too late. Researchers at NC State are making quick
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Summer Research Symposium

Friday, August 3, 2018

  ASSIST students concluded their summer research program by presenting results from their research in an informative poster session. The Summer Research Symposium features more than 40 projects mentored by faculty in the
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Why is social media important to researchers?

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

  Social media has changed the way we interact with data and other people. Now, it is essential for many businesses to have social media platforms in order to become successful and survive
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Presenting Yourself and Networking

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Goal:Written specifically to prep ASSIST students before their poster sessions, however, it can be applied to any public presentations. Presenter: Ember Melcher   Throughout your professional and research career you will find yourself
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ASSIST Renewal Celebration-Year 7

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

This is how we celebrated! A special thank you to the College of Textile’s Dean, Louis Martin-Vega for hosting this event.   The NSF Nanosystem Engineering Research Center (NERC) announces a 5-year renewal
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Wearable Device Challenge Winners

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Wearable Device Challenge was held on April 17th, 2018 at the Talley Student Union at NC State University. This event is one of the most popular competitions, from our ASSIST Education Outreach
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Recognizing Paula Hammond

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

In celebration of Black History Month, ASSIST would like to highlight Paula Hammond as a significant figure in the advancement of nanotechnology. She has won numerous awards in her field winning professional attention
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2018 Industry Meeting

Thursday, February 8, 2018

    About ASSIST The realization of self-powered wearable systems for monitoring human performance is possible only with breakthrough technologies that maximize energy harvesting and minimize power consumption. The vision of the ASSIST
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ASSIST Students Win at the ECE GSA Research Symposium

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

ASSIST  is pleased to recognize two of their graduate students as winners of the annual ECE GSA Research Symposium. Winning in first place was Murat Yokus, a doctoral student in the BioInterface Lab and second
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Dr. Elena Veety and team win Best Paper at ASEE 2017 Annual Conference

Thursday, July 6, 2017

ASSIST is proud to congratulate Dr. Elena Veety and her team on winning Best Paper for the Pre-College Engineering Education category at the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference! Announced June 28, 2017, the award
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Alex Hsain selected for prestigious Truman Scholarship

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hanan Alexandra (Alex) Hsain, a junior majoring in materials science and engineering at North Carolina State University, has just been selected as one of 62 recipients of the renowned Truman Scholarship, which funds
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ASSIST, Profusa to co-develop bandage oxygen reader for PAD patients

Monday, February 6, 2017

Profusa Inc. and ASSIST Center Awarded $1.5M NIH Grant to Co-Develop Ultrathin, Wearable, Wireless, Oxygen Monitor for Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and RALEIGH, N.C., February 6, 2017 —
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Amanda Myers, Graduate Research Assistant at ASSIST, demonstrates a prototype to Anita Watkins, Chair of the Industry Advisory Board, and Alex Obiol, Park Scholar Class of 2022

ASSIST Center holds Successful 2017 Industry Meeting at NC State

Monday, January 30, 2017

On January 26-27, ASSIST welcomed more than 130 guests representing seven universities and 30 companies to the Hunt Library for the 2017 ASSIST Industry Meeting. Guests heard updates about ongoing projects and emerging
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Dr. Alper Bozkurt

Alper Bozkurt Receives 2016 IEEE Sensors Council Young Professional Award

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    Congratulations, Dr. Bozkurt!   Today, the IEEE Sensors Council honored Dr. Alper Bozkurt as recipient of the 2016 Young Professional Award. ASSIST is privileged to benefit from Dr. Bozkurt’s hard work
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ASSIST Hosts Successful Workshop at Wireless Health Conference 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

  On Tuesday, October 25, the ASSIST engineering research center welcomed 50 guests to the workshop Prototype to Patient Treatment: Promoting Dialogue on risk, regulation, safety, privacy, security, and social acceptability in biomedical
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Namita Lokare, ASSIST student, presents at 2016 Analytics Experience Conference by SAS

Thursday, September 15, 2016

ASSIST is proud to congratulate Namita Lokare for being selected as a finalist in the Student Poster Contest by SAS.  Namita is one of only six students awarded an all-expense paid trip to present
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Alex Hsain wins 1st place & IMPACT Award at 2016 Appalachian Energy Summit

Thursday, August 25, 2016

ASSIST is proud to extend a hearty congratulations to Alex Hsain for winning 1st place in the undergraduate research poster competition at the 2016 Appalachian Energy Summit. Hsain was also named the inaugural
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Pride of the Wolfpack!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Elena Veety for winning the “Pride of the Wolfpack ” award for her contributions to ASSIST as the Center’s Education Director.

Yong Zhu Group wins award at IDTechEX

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Congratulations to the Yong Zhu Group for winning the Best Wearable Material/Component Development Award at IDTechEx Wearable USA Conference 2015 for Wearable Dry Electrodes for Electrophysiological Sensing.  For more information on this award and The
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President Spellings Visits ASSIST Research Center

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

UNC President Margaret Spellings visited the ASSIST research center on April 20, 2016.  Faculty and students alike were engaged and presented innovative product demonstrations. ASSIST also received a tweet from @MargaretEdu commending ASSIST’s “Incredible research
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ASSIST student, Francisco Suarez, wins award

Friday, March 4, 2016

Francisco Suarez, an ASSIST student advised by Professor Mehmet Ozturk, won the 2nd place poster award at the 2016 FLEX conference in Monterey, CA for his work on flexible thermoelectric devices.

Veena Misra to present at TEDxRaleigh, 2016!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Two NC State faculty members are among 13 locals selected to present at TEDxRaleigh 2016, an event designed to showcase the best and the brightest of Raleigh thinkers, tinkers and revolutionary visionaries. Additional information
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Alper Bozkurt receives NSF CAREER Award!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Alper Bozkurt, on receiving the Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF CAREER Award, is one of the highest honors given by NSF to young faculty
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Annual Industry Workshop

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

ASSIST is gearing up for for the 4th annual industry workshop.  This event gathers faculty researchers and students from all our partner institutions at Florida International University to show technology demonstrations and prototypes
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Algorithm Interprets Breathing Difficulties to Aid in Medical Care

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

“Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an efficient algorithm that can interpret the wheezing of patients with breathing difficulties to give medical providers information about what’s happening in the lungs. The
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ASSIST Kenan Fellows Make Waves in East Wake

Thursday, August 20, 2015

“ZEBULON – Esta Lampkin, a seventh-grade science teacher at Zebulon Middle School, has spent her summer hooked up to an invention that could save lives. As part of the Kenan Fellowship, Lampkin and
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MAS Holdings Joins ASSIST Center as Industry Partner – 8/11/2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

  MAS Holdings, an award-winning Sri Lankan based world-leading Design-to-Delivery Solution Provider within the Apparel and Textile Manufacturing industry, has joined ASSIST Center as an Associate industry partner.  With a long-running legacy in
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ASSIST Students Push Toward Sleep Apnea Innovation

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) – the most common form of sleep apnea – is a disorder characterized by blockage of airflow during sleep and affects more than 12 million people in the U.S.
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ASSIST Teams with Bright Wolf, IoT Innovation Afoot – 7/6/2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

Bright Wolf, LLC, a Research Triangle based Internet of Things software company, has joined ASSIST as an Affiliate Industry member.  With specialization in IoT application development, systems integration and solutions delivery, Bright Wolf
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