GREENVILLE – Dr. Apparao Rao of the College of Science was a featured speaker at TEDxGreenville 2018 on April 6 in the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre. The all-day event is known for taking its audiences on an intellectual and emotional roller coaster with presenters that “delight, challenge, question, answer, disrupt and enlighten.” Rao’s presentation was titled “Make […]
CLEMSON – Emil Alexov, a professor in the department of physics and astronomy, has received the 2018 Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research, one of the highest honors for a faculty researcher at Clemson University. Alexov joined the university in 2005 and has since forged a path in the field of biophysics, a science […]
By juxtaposing contrasting properties of two different nanomaterials, a team of Clemson University physicists has developed an optical diode that enables light to move in one direction. The development overcomes an obstacle in the quest for better optical isolators for high-energy lasers and optical computers capable of processing data at the speed of light.
CLEMSON – Two standout graduate students from the College of Science will be presented university-wide awards at the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on May 10. Clemson University’s Graduate School has awarded the Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award (GRA) to Yunhui Peng of the department of physics and astronomy. Huixi Li of the department of mathematical sciences has […]
CLEMSON – The College of Science honored its outstanding undergraduate and graduate students Friday (April 6) at the IPTAY Suite in Memorial Stadium. An assembly of standout students received a variety of prestigious awards during the event, which featured food, photos and an uplifting video. More than 50 – including parents, faculty and staff – […]
CLEMSON – They say that time flies – and in the case of Tracy Clark, truer words have never been spoken. Clark said her goodbyes at a farewell party Wednesday afternoon after a four-month stint as Executive in Residence and Interim Chief of Strategy and Operations (CSO) for the College of Science. “This moment arrived […]
As Clemson University went dark on Aug. 21, 2017, for “The Great American Eclipse,” a GPS antenna poised on top of Kinard Hall monitored the ionosphere, the layer of Earth’s atmosphere that is charged by solar and cosmic radiation. The antenna was part of a study to understand how a natural phenomenon, like the total solar eclipse, might affect GPS capabilities.
The College of Science’s department of physics and astronomy hosted Kevin Metrocavage, the operations manager for the International Space Station at NASA, in a departmental seminar held on Friday, March 9. Intended for faculty, staff and students in physics and astronomy, the seminar set the scene for Metrocavage to share his story of a small-town […]
Sean Brittain, an astrophysicist who studies the stars but who is also deeply grounded in supporting students and enhancing diversity and inclusion, has been named chair of the department of physics and astronomy in the College of Science at Clemson University.
CLEMSON – With a number of events planned in the coming week, the College of Science is gearing up for busy days ahead. Saturday, March 10 – CBASS features college and high school students The Clemson Biological Sciences Annual Student Symposium (CBASS), held by the department of biological sciences, will occur in the Life Sciences […]
A team of scientists from Clemson University and Cornell University is developing the first set of computational techniques that can predict how DNA mutations affect proteins and protein-to-protein interactions, which are vital in determining how the body’s tissues and organs function. Their study also holds the potential to accelerate the synthesis of new drug treatments for a variety of genetic disorders.
Vaidehi Paliya, a postdoctoral researcher in physics and astronomy, recently discovered seven galaxies that could potentially shake up what astrophysicists thought they knew about how the size of a galaxy – and the black hole at its center – can affect its behavior.
A team of Clemson University bioengineering and physics students and faculty described an irradiation fluorescence system they developed that could accelerate research in delivering very specific types of radiation in controlled doses. They also showed that low doses of specific, controlled radiation are safe for healthy cells.
CLEMSON – George Hamilton, a second-year graduate student in the College of Science’s department of physics and astronomy, has received a three-month fellowship to conduct research this summer at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf in Germany. The research will strengthen the collaboration between Hugo Sanabria’s lab at Clemson University and Claus A. M. Seidel’s group at […]
Researchers at the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute have developed a wireless energy source that generates electricity from simple mechanical motion, such as the waves in the ocean, the tap of a foot or the clap of a hand.