Stories by Paul Alongi

  • Oliver Myers (left) and Melissa Smith will jointly serve as associate deans for inclusive excellence.

    Oliver Myers and Melissa Smith to jointly serve as associate deans focused on inclusive excellence

    February 20, 2020

    Oliver Myers and Melissa Smith will soon begin jointly serving as associate deans focused on inclusive excellence in Clemson University’s College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. Their appointments follow a search led by Cindy Lee, chair of the Inclusive Excellence Search Committee. Myers, who joined Clemson in 2014, is an associate professor of mechanical […]

  • Dan Noneaker

    Daniel L. Noneaker named associate dean for research in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

    February 20, 2020

    Daniel L. Noneaker will soon begin serving as the new associate dean for research in Clemson University’s College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences.  Noneaker’s appointment follows a search led by Brian Powell, chair of the Associate Dean for Research Search Committee.  Noneaker joined Clemson in 1993 as an assistant professor and rose through the […]

  • The four faculty members to be honored with named professorships are (from left): Delphine Dean, Yunyi Jia, Kapil Chalil Madathil and Jeremy Mercuri.

    Four Clemson University engineers honored with named professorships

    February 17, 2020

    Four Clemson University engineers who are expanding research and education into advanced manufacturing and biotechnology innovation have been honored with named professorships. The honorees, their professorships and departments are: Kapil Chalil Madathil, the Wilfred P. Tiencken Professorship, dual appointment in the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Industrial Engineering Delphine Dean, the […]

  • Jeremy Mercuri (second from left) works with students in his Clemson University lab.

    Jeremy Mercuri named John Witherspoon Gilpin, M.D. ‘82 Endowed Associate Professor

    February 17, 2020

    A Clemson University graduate who worked for two medical device companies before returning to his alma mater to teach has been appointed to an associate professorship that will allow him to expand his research and develop new ties with industry partners. Jeremy Mercuri is the first John Witherspoon Gilpin, M.D. ‘82 Endowed Associate Professor in […]

  • Yunyi Jia (left) works with a graduate student in the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Engineering.

    Yunyi Jia named McQueen Quattlebaum Assistant Professor  

    February 17, 2020

    A Clemson University automotive engineer is receiving an honor that recognizes his work in robotics for advanced manufacturing and vehicle automation, fields where engineers are in high demand. Yunyi Jia has been awarded the McQueen Quattlebaum Assistant Professorship, the latest in a string of honors. He learned last month that he won the Ralph R. […]

  • Delphine Dean (right) works with students in her Clemson University lab.

    Delphine Dean named first recipient of the Ron and Jane Lindsay Family Innovation Professorship

    February 17, 2020

    A bioengineer who works with students to create medical devices for rural areas of Tanzania and other low-resource settings is the first recipient of a professorship named for the family of Clemson University alumni Ron Lindsay and his wife, Jane. Delphine Dean said she is happy to be the first holder of the Ron and […]

  • Kapil Chalil Madathil (left) works with Jeff Bertrand in their Clemson University lab, where they create virtual reality simulations to support workforce development.

    Kapil Chalil Madathil named Wilfred P. Tiencken Assistant Professor

    February 17, 2020

    A scholar who has developed a reputation for collaborating across disciplines and using his area of expertise to advance knowledge in fields ranging from advanced manufacturing and workforce development to social media safety is receiving an honor that recognizes his work. Kapil Chalil Madathil has been named the new Wilfred P. Tiencken Assistant Professor at […]

  • The conference was held in the Watt Family Innovation Center.

    Clemson University engineers plan fun-filled ‘EWeek’ starting Tuesday

    February 13, 2020

    Clemson University’s students, faculty and staff will celebrate Engineers Week with a host of activities, including photo booth pictures, talks with accomplished professionals and a “zombie takeover” simulation. The events run Feb. 18-21 and are part of a national celebration that goes by EWeek for short. EWeek was founded in 1951 by the National Society […]

  • Samaneh Zamanifard (left) and Moses Namara talk in McAdams Hall.

    Facebook Fellowships fund Ph.D. research in School of Computing

    February 10, 2020

    Two Ph.D. students are winning fellowships from the social media company Facebook, an honor that goes to fewer than 2 percent of applicants, supports research for up to two academic years and helps raise Clemson University’s profile in Silicon Valley. Moses Namara and Samaneh Zamanifard were among 36 Ph.D. candidates from 16 universities selected this […]

  • Robert Nowack

    Robert “PB” Nowack remembered as a legend who shaped engineers for three generations

    February 7, 2020

    Clemson University’s civil engineers are remembering Robert F. Nowack as a legend who taught students as much about life as he did about statics and dynamics in a career that spanned more than 60 years and helped shape three generations of engineers. Nowack died on Feb. 4, five days after his 96th birthday, according to […]

  • Thoughts on Bob “PB” Nowack

    February 7, 2020

    The end of an era occurred on February 4th with the passing of Professor Bob Nowack.  In his 62 years teaching at Clemson, Bob not only was one of the best educators of students, but he also cared about students as individuals.  His goal was not only to make them better students, but better men […]

  • Brad Putman

    Life is a Dash

    February 7, 2020

    Life is a dash. This was the takeaway from the final class of the semester in Serji’s Civil Engineering Materials class (CE 351 or the previous number before the course numbers changed).  This was his famous “Life” lecture that he did every semester.  Our gravestone will list our year of birth and year of death separated […]

  • P2PR2P

    Students create online tool to help civilians in conflict zones

    February 4, 2020

    A pocket-size technology that has radically changed how people communicate, hail rides and listen to music could soon play a starring role in transforming how aid reaches people trapped in some of the most dangerous places on Earth. The smartphone is the platform for a new online tool that a team of Clemson University students […]

  • Michael Leonard

    Former industrial engineering chair remembered as stable influence

    January 27, 2020

    Michael Steven Leonard was remembered at Clemson University on Monday as an outstanding professor and stable influence who served two terms as industrial engineering chair in the 1990s and early 2000s. Leonard, 72, of Macon, Georgia, died Jan. 23, according to an obituary.  Leonard served as department chair from 1990-95, then stepped down to focus […]

  • Yunyi Jia, right, works with a student at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research.

    Yunyi Jia wins top honor for young engineering educator

    January 13, 2020

    A Clemson University automotive engineer who teaches students many of the skills they need for careers in robotics and self-driving cars is winning an award that recognizes him as one of the nation’s top young engineering educators. Yunyi Jia, an assistant professor, is receiving the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from SAE International. At least […]