The Clemson University Division of Research and the Health Sciences Center (HSC) at Prisma Health recently signed agreements to fund up to $200,000 per year in grants through the new Innovation Maturation Fund. The health care-focused grants are intended to advance the development and implementation of new medical initiatives, advance translational science, create job and educational opportunities, improve health care and drive economic growth in the region.
A prolific inventor and a scientist working to increase diversity in the engineering field were named Researchers of the Year at Clemson University. Ken Marcus, a chemistry professor whose discoveries have fueled innovations in health care, national defense, advanced materials and other industries, was named senior Researcher of the Year. Mark Blenner, the McQueen-Quattlebaum associate professor in the chemical and biomolecular engineering department, was named junior Researcher of the Year.
Among the 16 patents issued to Clemson University researchers in 2018 were technologies for improving on-site building construction with a sustainable building system, purifying lignins and self-healing polymer coatings that inhibit corrosion of metal substrates.
A company born of Clemson University research was among just 20 startups from around the country invited to participate in an entrepreneurship showcase on Capitol Hill this month.
The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) has announced seven researchers will receive Technology Maturation Fund grants to support the last critical step in technology development. The projects supported by this fund include prototype and minimal viable product development, bench-to-scale-up activities to generate material samples for application testing, beta field testing and pre-clinical studies.
Clemson University has expanded its microscopy capabilities available to private industry for the analysis of materials used in advanced manufacturing, health care, bio-engineering, aerospace and many other applications.
A customizable, hands-on virtual reality and advanced display system is under development at Clemson University that could change how scientists across the country share information and collaborate, as well as how students learn. The project is one of two grants recently awarded by the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation program (MRI). An MRI grant awarded to environmental researcher Thomas O’Halloran funds the acquisition of a soil greenhouse gas flux measuring system that will help scientists better understand the release of harmful greenhouse gases from the soil to the atmosphere.
Clemson University is working to quicken the commercialization of biomedical technologies through its participation in a regional technology transfer accelerator hub recently funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
A Clemson University Ph.D. student whose environmental research focuses on nuclear-site remediation has received the 2018-19 Hitachi High Technologies Electron Microscopy Fellowship and $20,000 to support her studies. Fellowship recipient Kathryn Peruski is conducting research that could support the safe storage of nuclear waste.
Clemson University Ph.D. student Byron Lowens is among just 200 young researchers from around the world selected to participate in this year’s Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Heidelberg, Germany. The weeklong forum Sept. 23-28 allows the world’s top young mathematicians and computer scientists to meet the most accomplished scientists in their fields: recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize for Computing, the Fields Medal and the Nevanlinna Prize.
A Microsoft senior researcher and Harvard University fellow will visit Clemson University Sept. 14 to discuss ways social research and technology innovation must work collaboratively to protect privacy as human interaction moves increasingly online.
Clemson University recognized faculty members who have received the highest levels of national and international recognition with University Research, Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Awards (URSAAA) during an awards presentation last week.
Savannah River National Laboratory and Clemson University have named Brian Powell to a joint faculty position to advance research on environmental remediation and radioactive waste disposal.
Among the 15 patents issued to Clemson University researchers in 2017 were technologies for monitoring and controlling electric power systems, Cartesian robotic printers, lockable knee implants and composite membranes for hydrogen separation.
Clemson University will spotlight research throughout the month of April with events that showcase faculty and student achievements and that provide educational opportunities to promote collaboration and career advancement.