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  • Vincent Richards, left, and Hai Xiao

    Clemson announces Researchers of the Year

    September 1, 2020

    An engineer who has earned six patents in six years and a geneticist developing strategies to prevent tooth decay were named Researchers of the Year at Clemson University.

  • Hai Yao, the Ernest R. Norville Endowed Chair of bioengineering at Clemson University and leader of SC-TRIMH, talks with a student in his lab at MUSC.

    Clemson scientist developing alternative treatment for spinal deformities

    May 26, 2020

    A Clemson University researcher has received funding to develop a novel technique to correct spinal deformities without anchoring rods to the spine with screws. Hai Yao, the Ernest R. Norville Endowed Chair and Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and one of six faculty members in the Clemson University-Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Joint […]

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    Clemson, Prisma Health invest in medical innovation

    December 2, 2019

    Researchers at Clemson University and Prisma Health have received funding to collaborate on the development of new medical treatment and diagnostic technologies. Three Clemson-Prisma Health collaborations received investments from the recently created Innovation Maturation Fund, a joint effort between the Health Sciences Center (HSC) at Prisma Health and the Clemson University Division of Research.

  • Shelia Cotten

    Michigan State University professor to lead research development at Clemson

    November 6, 2019

    An experienced researcher, professor and leader at Michigan State University has been tapped to help generate more opportunities for the Clemson University research community. 

  • This photo is a logo for the INSPIRE events that connect Clemson researchers with industry collaborators.

    INSPIRE event pairs Clemson faculty, local industry for research collaborations

    November 5, 2019

    More than 70 industry representatives and Clemson University faculty members assembled at the Madren Conference Center to learn how to forge research collaborations funded through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants. SBIR and STTR grants stimulate the development and private commercialization of technological innovations derived from federal research-and-development funding.

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    Clemson faculty earn funds for technology development

    November 5, 2019

    The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) has announced seven researchers will be awarded fiscal year 2020 Technology Maturation Fund grants to support them as they embark on the crucial last stage needed to move their technology from innovation to commercialization.

  • Clemson University Ph.D. student Allison Domhoff and Eric Davis, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, use an electron microscope to analyze nanometer-sized particles.

    Clemson Ph.D. student earns Hitachi fellowship for her work to make large batteries more efficient

    October 31, 2019

    Clemson University Ph.D. student Allison Domhoff has received a $25,000 Hitachi High Technologies Electron Microscopy Fellowship to support research aimed at making energy grid-scale batteries more efficient and cost-effective.

  • This photo is a logo for the INSPIRE events that connect Clemson researchers with industry collaborators.

    New event series to help Clemson researchers thrive

    September 25, 2019

    A new series of events seeks to grow and enhance collaborations between the Clemson University research enterprise and industry. The first event of the INPSIRE series will offer small businesses and Clemson research faculty, staff and students the opportunity to learn the aspects of writing Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants.

  • Prisma Health and Clemson University announce Innovation Maturation Fund partnership

    July 9, 2019

    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.

  • Chemistry Professor Ken Marcus and Clemson University President James P. Clements pose for a photo during the Researcher of the Year awards ceremony.

    Chemistry, engineering professors named Clemson Researchers of the Year

    May 13, 2019

    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.

  • Chris Gesswein, executive director of CURF, speaks during the Patent Award Ceremony.

    Clemson faculty members secure 16 patents in 2018

    May 9, 2019

    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.

  • Photo of Matt Gevaert, founder and CEO of KIYATEC, at The University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase on Capitol Hill

    Clemson spinoff participates in exclusive entrepreneurship showcase

    April 25, 2019

    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.  

  • Grants to nurture Clemson technology development

    January 31, 2019

    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.

  • A researcher analyzes materials with new equipment at the Clemson University Electron Microscopy Facility.

    Clemson expands high-powered microscopy lab for research and industry use

    January 29, 2019

    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.

  • An early version of the Enodia system is tested at the Watt Family Innovation Center.

    Clemson virtual reality, environmental research boosted by NSF grants

    October 23, 2018

    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.