Buttigieg, Emhoff Visit NC State

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and U.S. second gentleman Doug Emhoff recently toured Centennial Campus labs and spoke with NC State researchers about the university’s infrastructure-related research and innovation.

On their first stop Buttigieg and Emhoff visited the Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics – home of NC State’s Additive Manufacturing Lab – in Fitts-Woolard Hall. Researchers there are developing new materials, methods and science necessary to create 3D structures from powder form metals as well as doing research and development in 3D printing of multi-materials, plastics and construction materials.

Next, in the Pavement and Asphalt Lab, also in Fitts-Woolard Hall, Buttigieg and Emhoff spoke with NC State researchers who are developing test methods and models to measure asphalt performance and improve the design, construction and management of asphalt pavements.

On their third and final stop, Buttigieg and Emhoff visited the Constructed Facilities Lab, a Centennial Campus research complex where researchers perform advanced research and development of construction materials, structural systems and processes that enhance the sustainability and economy of civil infrastructure.

Click through the gallery below to view photos from their visit.

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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and U.S. first gentleman Doug Emhoff visit facilities on NC State's Centennial Campus.
    Ola Harrysson, director of NC State’s Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics (third from left), and Julie Swann, head of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (third from right), talk to Emhoff and Buttigieg (behind table, left to right) inside Fitts-Woolard Hall on April 30.

  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and U.S. first gentleman Doug Emhoff visit facilities on NC State's Centennial Campus.
    Ola Harrysson, director of NC State’s Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics (second from left), and Julie Swann, head of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (right), talk to Emhoff and Buttigieg (behind table, left to right) inside Fitts-Woolard Hall on April 30.

  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and U.S. first gentleman Doug Emhoff visit facilities on NC State's Centennial Campus.
    Ola Harrysson, director of NC State’s Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics (left), shows Emhoff (center) and Buttigieg (right) 3D printed materials made in the center’s Additive Manufacturing Lab.

  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and U.S. first gentleman Doug Emhoff visit facilities on NC State's Centennial Campus.
    Emhoff (left) and Buttigieg (right) examine 3D printed materials made by researchers in NC State’s Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics.

  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and U.S. first gentleman Doug Emhoff visit facilities on NC State's Centennial Campus.
    NC State graduate research assistant Nooralhuda Saleh (foreground) gives an asphalt demonstration to Emhoff (second from right) and Buttigieg (right) as Associate Professor Shane Underwood describes the research.

  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and U.S. first gentleman Doug Emhoff visit facilities on NC State's Centennial Campus.
    NC State graduate research assistant Nooralhuda Saleh (foreground) gives an asphalt demonstration to Doug Emhoff (second from right) and Pete Buttigieg (right) as Associate Professor Shane Underwood looks on.

  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and U.S. first gentleman Doug Emhoff visit facilities on NC State's Centennial Campus.
    Research Assistant Professor and Laboratory Manager Gregory Lucier discusses cement with Buttigieg (second from right) and Emhoff (right) at NC State’s Constructed Facilities Lab as Chancellor Randy Woodson (second from left) looks on.

  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and U.S. first gentleman Doug Emhoff visit facilities on NC State's Centennial Campus.
    Buttigieg (second from right) and Emhoff (right) try to get a better look at a screen at the Constructed Facilities Lab during their visit with Research Assistant Professor and Lab Manager Gregory Lucier (left) and Chancellor Randy Woodson (center).

  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and U.S. first gentleman Doug Emhoff visit facilities on NC State's Centennial Campus.
    Research Assistant Professor and Constructed Facilities Lab Manager Gregory Lucier (left) discusses cement with Buttigieg (second from right) and Emhoff (right) as Chancellor Randy Woodson (second from left) looks on.
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