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  • John Ballato, left, and Marek Urban were elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Two professors elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

    November 26, 2019

    Two Clemson University professors who hold endowed chairs are among the newest fellows elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). John Ballato and Marek Urban will be honored on Feb. 15, 2020,  during the association’s annual meeting in Seattle. It will be the first time since 1965 that Clemson has had two professors honored in the same year.

  • The test bed at the wind-turbine drivetrain testing facility.

    Green energy gets a boost as Charleston copes with climate change

    November 18, 2019

    Clemson University researchers based in North Charleston have received $1.24 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a new way to test a key piece of equipment on offshore wind turbines. The goal is to enhance their reliability, making them more cost-effective and attractive to build

  • Martine LaBerge

    Conversation With A Leader: Martine LaBerge leads Clemson University bioengineering to new heights

    November 15, 2019

    Martine LaBerge said that in her 17 years leading Clemson University’s bioengineering department, she has learned something about leadership that she passes on to colleagues who are just starting down the same path. “I tell them it’s all about people,” she said. “You get people aligned under one roof to believe in one brand and […]

  • Students had the chance to learn how artificial intelligence is being used on campus during the Watson in the Watt Symposium.

    IBM Watson in the Watt

    November 12, 2019

    Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize the world as we know it. For many, the term AI evokes imagery of science fiction, yet in reality, this new form of technology has wide ranging applications that are incredibly beneficial to society. Whether it is through improving efficiency, accuracy or intelligent decision making across industries, […]

  • William Martin (left) and students Donovan Rice (center) and Patrick Fuller (right) work on a table-top green roof model.

    My Roof has a Green Thumb

    November 12, 2019

    When looking for flora and fauna in a city, it may be a good idea to look up. In urban landscapes, placing gardens on rooftops is a growing trend. Even Clemson University’s campus hosts two green roofs, on Lee III and the Watt Family Innovation Center. A green roof is one covered with soil and […]

  • Members of Intelligent Systems for Extreme Environments discuss their work while gathered around a 3D printer that is enabling new research. They are (from left) Jane Zhao, associate professor of mechanical engineering; Jianhua “Joshua” Tong, an associate professor of materials science and engineering; Fei Peng, associate professor of materials science and engineering; and Hai Xiao, the Samuel Lewis Bell Distinguished Professor in Electrical Computer Engineering.

    Sensor research underscores Clemson University’s leadership in technology for extreme environments

    October 21, 2019

    Clemson University researchers are developing three new sensors designed to withstand two of humanity’s harshest environments, the intense heat inside power plants and the tremendous pressure at the bottom of hydraulic fracturing wells. The research, led by Hai Xiao, is aimed at advancing the technology behind fossil fuels, which produce much of the nation’s power. The ultimate goal is to generate power more efficiently while lowering emissions and using fewer resources.

  • Students sharpen cybersecurity skills in competition at Clemson University

    October 17, 2019

    CLEMSON — Students from throughout the Southeast converged on Clemson University on Sept. 28 for a competition that tested their cybersecurity skills and helped prepare them to protect sensitive data from hackers. Eight teams participated in Clemson University-Capture The Flag. Each brought five members and one adviser to the competition, which was held in the Watt […]

  • Graham Montgomery, left, and Michael Stoner examine a piece of wood that was put to the test in research at Clemson University.

    Civil engineers see ‘huge progress’ in mass timber as new building opens at Clemson University

    October 7, 2019

    Research conducted by Clemson University undergraduate students is being put to use at the new Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center, which is one of the first buildings constructed from cross-laminated timber made from southern yellow pine.

  • This year's faculty award winners are (from left, clockwise): Chris Norfolk, Brian Malloy, Fei Peng, Srikanth Pilla, Rodrigo Martinez-Duarte, Mark Blenner and John Saylor.

    Top faculty members honored in awards ceremony

    October 4, 2019

    It’s always a special time when some of South Carolina’s brightest minds gather in one place, but an Oct. 4 ceremony just off Lake Hartwell was especially notable for the Clemson University College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. Eight faculty members received awards and several others were recognized for tenure, promotions and other achievements. […]

  • Alireza Zarei, a Ph.D. student, competes in a poster contest.

    Students compete in ‘Insight @ BMW’ poster contest

    October 4, 2019

    Erik Antonio, a graduate student in materials science and engineering at Clemson University, won the poster contest at “Insight @ BMW,” an Automotive Circle Conference in Greenville. The contest was organized by Laine Mears, the BMW SmartState Chair in Automotive Manufacturing at Clemson University. Antonio’s poster was titled, “Solving adhesive problems in 3D printed structures.” […]

  • Jacob Sorber

    Jacob Sorber receives Fulbright award for international research

    October 3, 2019

    Jacob Sorber of Clemson University is teaching and conducting research in Botswana this academic year, an opportunity made possible by an award from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Sorber is an associate professor of computer science and a Dean’s Professor of Computer Science in the School of Computing. Sorber said his work is aimed at […]

  • Naren Vyavahare, the Hunter Endowed Chair of Bioengineering at Clemson University, is the principal investigator of the grant that created the the South Carolina Bioengineering Center for Regeneration and Formation of Tissues.

    Statewide team lands five years of funding for biomedical research

    October 2, 2019

    A group of South Carolina researchers working on new treatments for a variety of illnesses ranging from diabetes to heart disease cheered the decision to grant five years of funding to a biomedical research center based at Clemson University. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences is providing $5.7 million to the South Carolina Bioengineering Center for Regeneration and Formation of Tissues. It’s the institute’s third round of competitive funding for the center, also called SCBioCRAFT.

  • Clemson University collaborates on project that could make the internet faster and more secure.

    Clemson University collaborates on project that could make the internet faster and more secure

    September 24, 2019

    Clemson University is collaborating on a $20-million project that could make the internet faster and more secure, opening the door to a host of new services that haven’t yet been imagined, including some in artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

  • Weston Belk, left, and Max Harley are helping organize a competition that will help students from across the Southeast sharpen their cybersecurity skills.

    Cybersecurity comes sharply into focus with student competition on Saturday

    September 23, 2019

    Students from throughout the Southeast are converging on Clemson University this Saturday for a competition that will test their cybersecurity skills and help prepare them to protect sensitive data from hackers. At least eight teams are planning to participate in Clemson University-Capture The Flag.

  • Virtual reality is a key part of the curriculum developed in the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development.

    Clemson University cited in national report that focuses on crafting America’s science and engineering enterprise

    September 18, 2019

    The United States faces an urgent shortage of skilled technical workers, according to a new National Science Board report that cites a Clemson University center, CA²VES, as an example of how partnerships could be part of the solution.