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  • his map shows how various precipitation regions — also called regimes— are distributed throughout the world, according to new research involving Clemson University’s Ashok Mishra. Areas in dark orange are most vulnerable to extremes in wet and dry seasons, a trend expected to become more intense as the climate changes, researchers found. You can learn more here:

    Climate change will cause more extreme wet and dry seasons, researchers find

    July 13, 2020

    The world can expect more rainfall as the climate changes, but it can also expect more water to evaporate, complicating efforts to manage reservoirs and irrigate crops in a growing world, according to a Clemson University researcher whose latest work has been published in the journal Nature Communications. Ashok Mishra, who is the corresponding author […]

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    New artificial intelligence institute strengthens Clemson University’s abilities in competitive field

    July 13, 2020

    Clemson University launches the new Clemson Artificial Intelligence Research Institute for Science and Engineering, or AIRISE.

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    Fulbright winner Jessica Baron travels globe for computer graphics research

    July 2, 2020

    Jessica Baron has traveled the globe and worked as an intern for some of the world’s top video game, animation and visual effects companies since arriving at Clemson University three years ago. Come January, she’s going to be packing her bags again. Baron, a candidate for a Ph.D. in computer science, is planning to head […]

  • Assistant professors who have won awards for researchers early in their careers include (from left): Fadi Abdeljawad, Jon Calhoun, Ezra Cates, Kai He and Ulf Schiller.

    Five Clemson University engineers win top awards for early-career researchers

    June 29, 2020

    Five assistant professors in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences are receiving some of the nation’s top awards for engineers and scientists who are early in their careers, providing a boost to Clemson University’s research in smart materials, supercomputers and environmental sustainability. The awardees are Fadi Abdeljawad, Jon Calhoun, Ezra Cates, Kai He […]

  • Sukumar Brahma of Clemson University is one of the few professors in the nation to specialize in power system protection.

    Sukumar Brahma elevated to Fellow of IEEE

    June 24, 2020

    One of electrical engineering’s high honors is going to a Clemson University alumnus who returned to his alma mater where he specializes in how to protect the electrical grid and other power systems from disturbances that can lead to blackouts.  Sukumar Brahma was elevated to Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), […]

  • Liang Dong elevated to Fellow of IEEE

    June 24, 2020

    A Clemson University professor who specializes in making lasers more powerful for a variety of applications, including advanced manufacturing, is receiving one of his profession’s top honors. Liang Dong, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, was elevated to Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), a professional society with 419,000 members. Less […]

  • Ardalan Vahidi and his team have wrapped up three years of research into how autonomous, wirelessly connected vehicles can save energy.

    ‘Ghost’ vehicle research shows energy savings in self-driving cars

    June 17, 2020

    Ardalan Vahidi and his team have created algorithms that help autonomous, wirelessly-connected vehicles anticipate the behavior of other vehicles to reduce braking, which helps save energy.

  • McKinnon Reece poses for a picture with students from the Soufrière Primary School in Dominica.

    Mechanical engineering graduate looks to make a difference with Fulbright award

    June 15, 2020

    McKinnon Reece knows engineers tend to make better-than-average salaries, but when the recent Clemson University graduate thinks about what he might be doing a decade from now, he has bigger things on his mind. “Long term, I want to be able to make a difference in the world,” he said. Reece plans to head to […]

  • Charles Dove solders a circuit board as part of his work with the Rocket Engineering Team.

    Electrical engineering graduate caps Clemson experience with high honor

    June 9, 2020

    Charles Dove was an undergraduate at Clemson University when he helped lead teams that experiment with nuclear fusion, launch rockets to the same height as Mount Everest and build small satellites that orbit Earth. It was an extraordinary Clemson experience, one that was capped by a high honor. Dove, who graduated in May with his […]

  • Marek Urban’s latest publication sharpens focus on Clemson University excellence in materials science

    June 8, 2020

    A professor whose work could lead to paint that heals itself like skin has written a review for a highly selective publication, sharpening the focus on Clemson University’s excellence in materials science research. Marek Urban’s review on self-healing polymers appears in the latest edition of Nature Reviews Materials. Self-healing polymers are a type of smart […]

  • Laine Mears, far left, works with students in the Clemson Vehicle Assembly Center.

    Laine Mears of Clemson University recognized among most influential professors in smart manufacturing

    June 5, 2020

    Laine Mears remembers walking through a factory as a visitor a few years back and seeing a worker stare off into space while screwing fasteners into an assembly, his body at work but his mind apparently elsewhere. The sight made Mears wonder about the worker’s future: What skills would he need in the age of […]

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    Clemson University recognized for innovation in engineering education

    May 29, 2020

    Clemson University students and faculty have always known “there’s something in these hills,” and now the rest of the world is starting to understand, too. Clemson was cited alongside some of the nation’s most elite universities in “10 Innovative Engineering Institutes,” an article in Mechanical Engineering, the flagship magazine of The American Society of Mechanical […]

  • Jonathan Vogel is planning to pursue a Master of Science in automotive engineering at Coventry University, as part of his award from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

    Fulbright Award fuels Jonathan Vogel’s Formula One dream

    May 22, 2020

    The chief engineer of a Clemson University team that designs, builds and races open-wheel race cars said that winning a Fulbright award will allow him to continue pursuing his dream of working on Formula One cars in the United Kingdom. Jonathan Vogel’s two years of service as chief engineer for Clemson Formula SAE came to […]

  • Students design COVID-19 protection device for less than $100

    May 14, 2020

    A few supplies available at just about any hardware store for less than $100 can be assembled into a device that helps keep COVID-19 patients from infecting the healthcare providers who take care of them, a group of Clemson University researchers said. The student-led group is designing and building prototypes of a “negative pressure” device […]

  • Kyle Brinkman, chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was named Fellow of The American Ceramic Society.

    Kyle Brinkman named Fellow of The American Ceramic Society

    May 13, 2020

    A Clemson University graduate who returned to his alma mater as an associate professor and now leads an academic department is winning one of his profession’s high honors. Kyle Brinkman, chair of Clemson’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named Fellow of The American Ceramic Society. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the […]