Category: Research


  • Lily Shen, Finance, assistant professor, researcher

    Clemson study employs AI to decipher ‘soft’ features of a home’s value

    February 12, 2020

    Artificial Intelligence has shown measurable benefits to business, and a Clemson University researcher has found the real estate industry is one that would reap rewards by applying AI to determine a home’s true value.

  • Clemson professor joins international leaders in sustainability discussion, activities with National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

    February 10, 2020

    Gary Machlis, former science adviser to the director of the U.S. National Park Service and University Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Clemson, will join international industry, government and academic leaders to discuss and develop sustainability policy as part of a special group assembled by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS). Machlis began serving on the NAS Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability on Feb. 1 and his term will continue through Jan. 31, 2022. Machlis will meet with NAS members and members of the roundtable Feb. 27-28 in Washington, D.C.

  • Clemson researchers present findings from extensive research on food insecurity in Pickens County

    February 5, 2020

    Clemson researchers recently released findings on the issue of food insecurity in Pickens County along with recommendations and proposed solutions to the problem. Researchers found that nearly 70 percent of survey respondents indicated they experienced some level of food insecurity in the past 12 months and experienced problems or anxiety about consistently accessing adequate food. One-fourth of these survey respondents faced very low food security.

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    Clemson sets 2020 SC Cotton, Peanut Meetings for Jan. 28, 30

    January 16, 2020

    Southeast farmers can learn tips to maximize profitability of cotton and peanut crops at annual meetings planned by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service this month. 

  • Zhicheng Dou sitting at microscope in his lab

    New grant enables Clemson researcher to further combat widespread parasitic disease

    January 9, 2020

    CLEMSON, South Carolina — Biological sciences assistant professor Zhicheng Dou has received a $1.85 million collaborative grant from the National Institutes of Health to better understand the molecular mechanisms of the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis, a widespread human infectious disease afflicting more than 40 million people. Dou’s work might help pave the way for finding […]

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    Clemson researchers provide vital tiger conservation research

    January 7, 2020

    The work of two Clemson University graduate students is bringing valuable new insight into the global fight to save tigers in the wild. Working at both the Ph.D. and master’s levels, their research projects examine how people and politics affect tiger conservation in different ways. Publications from these graduate students are being used by the Tigers […]

  • Timo Heister standing outside near mountain

    Clemson mathematician helps deepen understanding of Earth’s mysterious mantle

    January 6, 2020

    CLEMSON, South Carolina — More than 1,800 miles thick and sandwiched between the Earth’s surface and its super-hot core, the mantle is made up of hot, iron-rich rock that slowly moves upward to cool. Known as convection, this process of heat transfer causes a cascade of geological events that lead to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or […]

  • Chemistry professor Kolis standing in lab

    Clemson materials research in quantum computing may lead to computational speeds never seen before

    December 17, 2019

    Clemson University College of Science professor Joe Kolis recently received a $550,000 Department of Energy grant to rationally design new quantum materials from rare earth oxides. An expert in hydrothermal synthesis, Kolis will use a combination of water, high pressure and extreme heat to make new compounds with magnetic and other properties that are suitable for quantum computing and data storage.

  • Joseph Singapogu (second from left) is leading the development of a simulator aimed at teaching future vascular surgeons how to suture blood vessels.

    Simulator could help vascular surgeons improve their skills

    December 12, 2019

    An important part of medical school could soon be upgraded for the digital age, as a group of Clemson University researchers develop the first simulator of its kind to help teach future vascular surgeons how to suture blood vessels. The SutureCoach would come equipped with cameras and sensors to capture a range of data, including how the surgical tool and needle move and the forces the user exerts.

  • Anholt standing, Mackay sitting in lab

    Clemson geneticists identify small molecules that are potential indicators for disease

    December 9, 2019

    A critical question in medicine asks how individual variation in DNA can predict variation in health and disease. New research from the Clemson Center for Human Genetics identified hundreds of metabolites that might serve as intermediates to translate variation in the genome to variation in complex traits. Published recently in Genome Research, the findings could one day help doctors better monitor metabolite variation as an indicator for disease.

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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.

  • Beginning in January, criminal justice professor Bryan Miller will conduct research and teach in Finland as part of a Fulbright program.

    Clemson to research best practices in law enforcement response to individuals with mental health disorders

    November 20, 2019

    Clemson University faculty and police have received a grant award from the 2019 Justice Mental Health Collaboration Program to design a strategy that improves responses and connection to treatment for people with mental health disorders. The focus of the research project will be Clemson University and surrounding areas, including Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties.

  • Trauma in the classroom: how educators should approach it and what parents and students should expect from schools

    November 18, 2019

    The tools to address trauma among students should be a high priority for educators. Luckily, teachers have resources that they can turn to in order to learn best practices in addressing trauma in the classroom. Clemson faculty member Rachelle Savitz, the co-author of a new book on the subject, offers insight into how teachers can address trauma through curriculum and instruction.

  • 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

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    New Clemson program to improve health, economic outcomes through food-focused curriculum, research and products

    November 13, 2019

    Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences has established a new program, Land-Grant Local, that will enhance economic, social and health outcomes in South Carolina by more fully integrating the work of local farms into Clemson University. The program’s immediate goal is to factor foods from local farms into the Clemson environment, but college leadership are already shaping future curriculum and research centered on food systems that stress solutions for food insecurity and hunger across the state.