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Defense, Military, & Security

North Carolina has a robust and growing military community, with the third-largest military population in the United States distributed among six military installations. North Carolina also is home to more than half of all U.S. Special Operations Forces, including three of the five subordinate commands of the U.S. Special Operations Command.

UNC has distinct talents and cutting-edge technology that can be coupled with our strong relationships with these operational end users. These relationships, along with having the U.S. Army Research Office located in Research Triangle Park, offer a distinct advantage: face-to-face interactions with military customers, combat developers, and program managers to help us better understand DOD and Homeland Security research & development needs, programs, and processes.


The Future of Electronics: Designing new materials for organic electronics

  • NC Carbon Materials Initiative: Materials Design, Processing, and Manufacturing
  • $2,829,994
  • July 2014 - June 2017
  • Led by Harald Ade, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Physics, NCSU
  • North Carolina State University
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • North Carolina Central University