Award-Winning Faculty

From 20 National Academy Members to Fulbright Scholars, from AAAS Fellows to National Science Foundation CAREER winners, NC State faculty are highly regarded. Fourteen are included on the Institute for Scientific Information’s list of highly cited researchers, and many hold patents on their discoveries. Read more about our team of nationally recognized researchers and scholars – and how they are transforming NC State.

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    Highest Honors

    Dr. B. Jayant Baliga receives the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from the President. It’s often called America’s Nobel Prize for innovation. Past winners include the late Steve Jobs of Apple and Bill Gates of Microsoft fame.

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    Genetic Genius

    Dr. Trudy F.C. Mackay’s groundbreaking research on genetic variations earned her membership into the National Academy of Sciences, along with a host of other awards and honors.


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    A Better Insect

    Entomologist Fred Gould genetically engineers insects to prevent transmission of diseases such as malaria and to reduce crop damage. His work wins him election to the National Academy of Sciences – the 10th NC State faculty member bestowed with the honor.

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    Laser Sharp

    Dr. Michael Escuti, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, will receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers later this fall. And he’s launching his own startup, ImagineOptix.


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    Faculty Award Programs

    With 10 colleges and more than 2,000 faculty, NC State has a diverse team of educators committed to teaching and learning. See a comprehensive list of programs that recognize outstanding achievement in research and scholarship.