The enduring importance of nuclear energy in South Carolina is underscored by two new grants that together total more than $1 million and bring Clemson University’s five-year tally to $3.9 million under a federal program that supports university research in the field.
South Carolina’s position as a national leader in advanced materials just got a giant boost. A team of researchers from 10 universities across the state has received a $20 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) to establish a new initiative: Materials Assembly and Design Excellence in South Carolina, or MADE in SC.
A Clemson University professor is receiving an award that has also gone to seven Nobel Prize winners since 1973 and recognizes his cutting-edge work in polymers. Marek Urban, the J.E. Sirrine Foundation Endowed Chair and Professor, received the Chemical Pioneers Award from the American Institute of Chemists. The institute credits Urban with adding antibiotics to […]
The rebels and the empire used laser cannons to shoot it out on the big screen in “Star Wars,” but the weapons could soon move to the real battlefield with the help of two Clemson University engineers who are receiving a combined $3.2 million from the Department of Defense.
John Ballato of Clemson University said that making an optical fiber-based laser is equivalent to funneling a million laser pointers into an optical fiber the thickness of a hair. “As the intensity of the light gets brighter in that fiber, the glass begins to say ‘uncle,’” Ballato said. “It’s not a surprise the materials are […]
A Clemson University professor who is researching a wide range of materials that could help create everything from self-healing paint to bacteria-killing medical devices was selected for an honor that goes to a small fraction of his peers. Marek Urban was chosen to be Fellow in the American Chemical Society’s Division of Polymeric Materials: Science […]
CLEMSON — Luiz Jacobsohn of Clemson University said that his research into “electronic traps” could mean that patients would be exposed to less radiation when they go to the doctor for certain tests and treatments. Jacobsohn, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, is doing his research as part of a $546,243 award he has […]
With key support from the Walmart Foundation and its U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund, Clemson University textile experts are working with the world’s most widely used fiber, polyester, to develop technologies that will make dyeing it more economical and environmentally friendly.
The Walmart Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors announced Clemson University as one of this year’s U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund grant recipients for the school’s sustainable water and oil repellency fabric technology. Clemson University will receive more than $420,000 from the Walmart Foundation.
The gray, barrel-shaped instrument in Olin Hall may look like an oversized water heater, but what happens inside is helping South Carolina play a leading role in research that ensures nuclear waste is stored safely for generations to come.
Stephen Foulger of Clemson University is leading a team that has received $6 million to develop a new way of stimulating specific parts of the brain in what could be the first step toward treatments for seizures and illnesses ranging from addiction to depression.
A pair of Clemson scientists has spent the past decade exploring the intricacies of the butterfly proboscis, one of nature’s most multifarious body parts. Their ever-increasing fount of knowledge is expected to eventually lead to manufactured devices that could revolutionize medical procedures and other yet-to-be-conceived applications.
Eight faculty members in the College of Engineering and Science received awards on May 4 at a dinner held in their honor and attended by their families, colleagues and top college officials. The honorees were Thompson Mefford, Steve Stuart, Joe Kolis, Scott Husson, Tim DeVol, Naren Vyavahare, Robert Riggs and Mary Beth Kurz. The college […]
A workshop that is drawing participants from at least 11 countries to exchange the latest ideas on materials and devices that emit light will be held in Greenville, thanks two two Clemson University faculty members. This is the first time in its 11-year history that the International Workshop on Photoluminescence in Rare Earths: Photonic Materials […]
A group of Clemson University students believes everyone should have access to healthy foods. The students are developing Tiger Gardens to demonstrate how healthy vegetables can be grown anywhere, even on concrete.