A boat that drives itself and picks up trash from the ocean? That’s the stuff of science fiction, but it's reality for a dozen lucky Upstate elementary, middle and high school students who are building their own autonomous boats in a Clemson University summer camp.
Gov. Henry McMaster is honoring a Clemson University researcher who has quickly become a leader in the technology behind composite materials, part of a fast-growing industry that has brought South Carolina thousands of new jobs and investment in the billions of dollars. Srikanth Pilla, the Jenkins Professor of Automotive Engineering and dean’s faculty fellow, is this year’s recipient of the Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Scientific Research.
Srikanth Pilla of Clemson University said that cost is the biggest barrier to using more composite materials in automotive manufacturing, but those materials could become more attractive if steel and aluminum prices rise in the wake of new tariffs.
A professor who is based in Greenville and plays a key role in supplying the automotive industry with engineers is bringing home an honor that goes to a small percentage of mechanical engineers. Beshah Ayalew, professor of automotive engineering at Clemson University, was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, or ASME.
The world is at the cusp of one of the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruptions of transportation in history. And Clemson is supplying the engineers that will help get us there.
CLEMSON, South Carolina – The TIGERS ADVANCE Distinguished Speaker Series, created to exhibit the extent of diversity among STEM scientists, has announced its lineup of speakers for the Spring 2018 semester. All talks will be held in the Watt Family Innovation Center auditorium. Robotic engineer Ayanna Howard – Feb. 20, 3-4:15 p.m. Ayanna Howard – […]
Bridging the gap between today’s gas-fueled cars and powerful, hybrid vehicles of the future is a major challenge in the automotive industry. At Clemson University, however, an automotive engineering student program aims to do just that. For the Deep Orange 9 program at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), students are building a first-ever, high-performance, ultra-tough motorsports vehicle with a clean, fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain, advanced technical features and highly dynamic handling and acceleration.
Call it the real-life R2-D2. A robot that made its South Carolina debut in Greenville on Monday follows shoppers around a store, just as the lovable “Star Wars” droid followed Luke Skywalker around a galaxy far, far away.
Students at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) unveiled their newest Deep Orange concept vehicle, sponsored by the BMW Group. The 18-student team unveiled the fully-functional, drivable concept vehicle at the BMW Zentrum in Greer, South Carolina, on Saturday, Oct. 14.
Srikanth Pilla of Clemson University is receiving the Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society. Pilla, an assistant professor of automotive engineering, was set to accept the award at the society’s 24th annual meeting in Albany, California. His labs and offices are at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research in Greenville. […]
The quick rise of electric cars amid a global crackdown on tailpipe emissions is driving Clemson University to strengthen ties to India in a series of moves that some officials said could lead to new businesses in South Carolina.
Fast growth in the state’s automotive industry is one of the driving forces behind a new Clemson University program that gives workers an opportunity to stay on the job while learning the skills they need to advance their careers and earn higher pay.
Engineers shouldn’t be expected to be proficient at marketing, nor should marketers be assigned the task of building prototype automobiles. That’s why students in Clemson University’s automotive engineering master’s and marketing undergraduate programs are collaborating on a year-long project that will produce a cutting-edge motorsports car that includes a design component aimed at driving younger […]
A highly accomplished Clemson University automotive engineer is receiving the latest in a string of honors with his election to the SME College of Fellows. Laine Mears serves as the BMW SmartState Chair in Automotive Manufacturing and is a founding member of Clemson’s Department of Automotive Engineering at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive […]
The award winners were: Molly Kennedy, Sez Atamturktur, Garrett Pataky, Amy Apon, Ronnie Chowdhury, John DesJardins and Simona Onori.