GE Aviation Military Systems makes jet engines for the U.S. Department of Defense and its allies all over the world. It’s a growing $4.2-billion-a-year business, and Clemson University alumnus Tony Mathis oversees the whole operation as its president and chief executive officer. Mathis is one of Clemson’s most engaged alumni. He serves on the board […]
Temperatures in the next generation of gas turbines are expected to reach as high as 3100 degrees Fahrenheit, heat so extreme it could literally vaporize components under high velocity steam. The challenge for engineers is to create components that can withstand the high-temperature steam corrosion. If they can, gas turbines will run more efficiently, saving money and creating fewer greenhouse gases. It’s a task bringing together GE Power and Clemson University engineers, who have launched a new research project with $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy.
The future of South Carolina’s workforce was at stake as more than 60 educators from across the state gathered in North Charleston for two days to begin laying the groundwork for a grand plan to better prepare students for calculus, a basic requirement for an engineering degree. The workshop was funded by the National Science […]
Alex Limberis was a high-kicking, pom-wielding, crowd-dazzling Rally Cat when she went onto center court at Littlejohn Coliseum to dance in front of more than 10,000 basketball fans. On a recent morning, as she stood in front of a white board covered with math equations, she had an audience of one, a student who needed […]
Sara Riggs of Clemson University watched as two students with intellectual disabilities worked in the training room of the Walgreens Distribution Center near Williamston, packing bins with consumer products ranging from applesauce to toothpaste.
James R. Martin left South Carolina in 1985 to pursue his master’s degree in civil engineering at Virginia Tech. When he returned to his home state 18 years later, he made Clemson University history. Martin, who grew up in Union and graduated from The Citadel, became chair of Clemson’s Glenn Department of Civil Engineering in […]
J. Cole Smith, the chair of the industrial engineering department at Clemson University, is receiving one of his profession’s highest honors, The Fellow Award from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.
Srikanth Pilla of Clemson University said that cost is the biggest barrier to using more composite materials in automotive manufacturing, but those materials could become more attractive if steel and aluminum prices rise in the wake of new tariffs.
Rajendra K. Bordia of Clemson University was the lead author on an article that was among the top 10 most downloaded papers in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society in recent history. The article had 1,970 downloads as of the end of 2017 and was titled, “Current understanding and future research directions at the […]
A retired Greenville executive who has donated to organizations ranging from the Peace Center to First Presbyterian Church is turning his philanthropic attention to Clemson University, where he is providing the largest donation in history to the chemical and biomolecular engineering department. William Sturgis and his wife, Martha Beth, are contributing $600,000 to create a distinguished professorship in the department.
A professor who is based in Greenville and plays a key role in supplying the automotive industry with engineers is bringing home an honor that goes to a small percentage of mechanical engineers. Beshah Ayalew, professor of automotive engineering at Clemson University, was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, or ASME.
Maxime Cavillon of Clemson University is receiving the 2018 Norbert J. Kreidl Award for Young Scholars, the same award his Ph.D. advisor won in 1997. The award recognizes research excellence in glass science among graduate students and comes from the Glass and Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society. Cavillon’s Ph.D. advisor is John […]
Kyle Brinkman of Clemson University is one of the new editors of the Journal of Materials Science. It’s the latest in a string of honors for Brinkman, who is not only a faculty member at Clemson but also a graduate. Brinkman’s new position was announced in an editorial in the journal, saying that he would […]
Cindy Lee, chair of the Department of Engineering and Science Education at Clemson University, is being honored by her alma mater with a Wall of Fame Award. The award comes from the Department of Chemistry at the Colorado School of Mines, where she received her Ph.D. in geochemistry. The chemistry faculty unanimously selected her for […]
Two teams of Clemson University undergraduates are creating devices that could smooth sharp edges on the outside of the International Space Station, making spacewalks safer for astronauts. The two Clemson teams were among 25 across the nation to advance to the testing phase in NASA’s Micro-g NExT program. Each will have a chance this spring […]