We Find Solutions to Grand Challenges
We employ carbon-based organic and hybrid materials to find solutions for real problems. ORaCEL research seek to develop solar energy conversion devices, self-powered green houses, e-textiles, light emitting displays, spintronic devices and many more based on solution processed carbon-based materials.
Our research gives results.
ORaCEL collaborates with various departments in NCSU and other institutions within the triangle area to develop technologies that benefit society. A good example is our research that aims at developing a self-powered greenhouse, a collaborative project that involves physicists, engineers, plant scientists and economists. This research is supported by NSF and it has recently been highlighted in several news media.
We Train Graduate Students
We engage graduate and undergraduate students in research that involves state-of-the-art facilities and innovative ideas. Graduate students involve in various research topics, such as revolutionary computing approaches based on molecular spintronics, truly renewable energy sources and self-sustaining systems such as self-powered greenhouses. Research topics on a range of electronic devices (e.g. transistors, sensors, optoelectronics, e-textiles) as well us fundamental research such as nanoscale-tribology, involve a number of graduate and undergraduate students.
We Hold Outreach Events
Our research also focuses on educating young generations on research topics that solves real problems. Our outreach events are designed to engage students in a hands-on experience, which greatly influences the attitude of high school students towards STEM and Engineering.