Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program Support

The NC State University Libraries works closely with the Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program (CFEP) and interdisciplinary cluster programs at NC State to support research, teaching, and outreach across disciplines.

Faculty Cluster Liaison Librarians

Contact our librarian liaisons for your cluster area to discuss your collections and research needs.

Bioinformatics: Robert Olendorf
Carbon Electronics: Bertha Chang
Data-Driven Science: Hilary Davis
Digital Transformation of Education: Shaun Bennett and Alexa Carter
Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security: Robert Olendorf 
Environmental Health Science:  Hillary Fox
Forensic Sciences:   John Vickery
Genetic Engineering and Society: Darby Orcutt and Tisha Mentnech
Geospatial Analytics:  Jeff Essic
Global Environmental Change:  Danica Lewis and Robert Olendorf 
Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Greg Tourino and Tyler Kroon
High-Dimensional Integration of Biological Systems:  Hilary Davis
Leadership in Public Science: Danica Lewis and Tisha Mentnech
Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities: Peggy Gross
Modeling the Living Embryo: Peggy Gross
Precision Medicine: Tisha Mentnech
Sustainable Energy Systems and Policy: Kristy Borda
Synthetic and Systems Biology: Robert Olendorf
Translational Regenerative Medicine: Tisha Mentnech
Visual Narrative: Darby Orcutt and Emily Cox

Faculty research spaces

The Faculty Research Commons at the Hunt Library is a comfortably furnished space for faculty to engage in both individual and collaborative work. The space includes a common area and reservable workrooms, focus rooms, and a conference room. At the D. H. Hill Jr. Library, there is also a Faculty Research Commons and faculty can apply to use one of the research study rooms for an entire semester. These private rooms are located throughout the bookstacks.

Visualization spaces

The NC State University Libraries provides spaces for high-definition visualization, simulations, ideation, and innovation. These spaces accommodate various projection and display configurations; real-time video capture, broadcast, and collaboration, and offer new ways to approach public engagement with research. Dedicated videoconferencing spaces are available at the Hunt and Veterinary Medicine Libraries.

Research data services

We can provide assistance with data management planning, discovery and description, sharing, and preservation. Contact us at to set up a consultation or request a workshop.

Research assistance

Librarians are available to support your research needs and answer questions. Contact us for one-on-one assistance with literature searching, citation management, measuring your research impact, or finding funding opportunities. The Libraries’ Open Knowledge Center provides guidance on scholarly communication and copyright issues.

Training and instructional support

Do members of your research team need help formulating research strategies or locating needed information? Librarians can provide in-person or online instruction and can assist in developing learning tools for students to use independently. Research workshops are offered on a regular basis covering topics from literature review research to navigating subject specific databases.

Technology lending

The library lends electronic devices, including laptops, digital cameras, camcorders, digital voice recorders, graphing calculators, and iPads.