A Clemson University professor who plays a key role in bringing together some of South Carolina’s leading minds for bioengineering research is the new Ernest R. Norville Endowed Chair in Biomedical Engineering. Hai Yao’s appointment comes as the result of a $1.5-million gift from Mitch and Carla Norville. Mitch Norville received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson in 1980, and the endowed chair is named after his father. Yao oversees the Clemson-MUSC Bioengineering Program as associate chair of the department of bioengineering.
A nationally respected researcher who has accepted a job with Clemson University said that too often “sustainability” is a buzzword and that her approach involves science, metrics and data to make sure that it’s more than just marketing. “I want our research to have an impact on real people and business,” said Amy Landis, who is the new Thomas F. Hash ‘69 SmartState Endowed Chair in Sustainable Development.
Clemson University researcher Marek Urban is developing polymers that heal themselves like skin.
New voting technology that was pioneered by a Clemson University computer science professor soon will be deployed to Wisconsin and Florida for pilot programs that he expects will begin to revolutionize how voters nationwide cast ballots.
If Santa Claus is the guy who delivers your presents, Scott Mason is the one who tells him the best way to get to your chimney. Mason is a Clemson University logistics expert who builds models that consider the millions of variables that go into figuring out how to ship goods across the country, a problem never more difficult than in the holiday shopping season.
David Blakesley showed up to his first class at Clemson in a dress shirt with an orange tie and wearing a watch with an orange tiger paw face.