Igor Luzinov of Clemson University Monday became the first recipient of the Kentwool Distinguished Professorship in Natural Fibers, an honor named for a 176-year-old textile company that remains committed to innovation and excellence in natural fibers, specifically wool. A $250,000 gift from Kentwool in 2009 enabled Clemson to receive a matching gift from the lottery-funded SmartState program creating the endowment that made the professorship possible. Kentwool is headquartered in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, and has a 135,000-square-foot yarn production plant in Pickens County.
A Clemson University alumnus who traveled the world and worked at Savannah River National Lab before returning to his alma mater as an associate professor is taking the helm of a department that plays a central role in one of the university’s research priorities. Kyle Brinkman is the new chair of the materials science and engineering department, the academic home to about 260 students and 17 faculty members. The appointment takes effect March 1.
Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love and romance, but the holiday has also become an opportunity to promote heart health, a tradition that continues as Clemson University bioengineers announce the launch of two separate research projects. Will Richardson and Naren Vyavahare said Thursday that they each have received grants from the National Institutes of Health for new research related to the heart. The two grants combined represent $4.1 million in new research funding in Clemson’s department of bioengineering.
New hope is brewing that Clemson University researchers could develop the first treatment to reverse the effects of a cardiovascular condition that affects millions of patients and can lead to complications ranging from hypertension to death. Naren Vyavahare, the Hunter Endowed Chair of Bioengineering, is receiving $2.2 million from the National Institutes of Health to […]
The millions of patients who suffer from a condition that contributes to heart failure could receive personalized risk assessments and treatments with the help of new research led by Will Richardson of Clemson University. Richardson, an assistant professor of bioengineering, is receiving $1.9 million from the National Institutes of Health for five years of research […]
Some of the top minds in health care will gather in Greenville on Feb. 22 for a conference that is part of a broader effort to conduct more high-profile medical research in South Carolina, a move that could mean better and lower-cost care for the state’s patients.
Konstantin Kornev of Clemson University is the winner of the Founder’s Award from The Fiber Society. The award “recognizes outstanding contribution to the science and technology of fibrous materials by a member,” according to the society’s website. “The award is given to a professionally active scientist, regardless of age.” Kornev, a professor in the Department […]
Over 250 students from 24 schools in South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Virginia and Tennessee gathered in the Watt Family Innovation Center on Jan. 26 and 27 for CUhackit2019. Organizers said it was first and largest student-led hackathon in South Carolina to be recognized by Major League Hacking, an internationally recognized organization for student hackathons […]
New technology that was invented at Clemson University could help reduce the time and cost it takes to manufacture components that are composed of different materials and need to be joined together, researchers said. Even better, the process could be automated with the help of artificial intelligence, they said. Srikanth Pilla and Saeed Farahani are […]
Lin Zhu, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Clemson University, is co-principal investigator on a recent grant from the National Science Foundation. The title of the project is “RAISE-EQuIP: A high-speed, reconfigurable, fully integrated circuit platform for quantum photonic applications.” The award is for $750,000. Qiang Lin serves as principal investigator, and […]
Engineering and industry professionals are invited to a series of workshops in Greenville on Feb. 5 that will help shape the education and research programs that prepare students for careers in advanced manufacturing. The Cornerstone Workshops on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and on University-Level Education Opportunities will be held in the TD Gallery at the […]
A conference in Greenville on Feb. 22 will provide a behind-the-scenes look into the research that could soon transform health care, ranging from new ways to treat disease to better ways of working with patients. The 3rd Annual Harriet and Jerry Dempsey Research Conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will be in […]
Kai He, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, recently had some research published in the journal Advanced Materials. The title of the paper is “Lithium-Ion Batteries: Atomic-Scale Observation of Electrochemically Reversible Phase Transformations in SnSe2 Single Crystals.” The research could help lead to batteries that charge faster, hold their charge longer and have […]
Amir Poursaee of Clemson University was selected for the Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers in recognition of his scientific work. The fellowship will allow him to carry out one year of research with the corrosion group at the Max-Planck Institute for Iron Research in Dusseldorf, Germany, where his host will be Michael Rohwerder. The […]
Scott Husson of Clemson University is the first recipient of a professorship named for Bill and Martha Beth Sturgis, who made history earlier this year by giving the biggest donation ever to the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering.