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    ExxonMobil sponsors Deep Orange sustainability concept vehicle at Clemson University

    December 6, 2018

    Clemson University students are partnering with industry leaders to create sustainable solutions for the lifecycle of vehicles. Sponsored by ExxonMobil, graduate automotive engineering students in the university’s flagship Deep Orange program will develop a next-generation sustainable concept vehicle.

  • New $3-million program could help close skills gap in advanced manufacturing

    September 10, 2018

    A skills gap that could leave as many as 2 million manufacturing jobs unfilled by 2025 is one of the driving forces behind a new Clemson University program that for the first time matches graduate students with technical college students on an assembly line built for research.

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    Youngsters learn value of preserving Earth while building autonomous boats at CU-ICAR

    June 27, 2018

    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.

  • Srikanth Pilla of Clemson University accepts Young Scientist award from Gov. Henry McMaster

    April 11, 2018

    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.

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    Higher steel and aluminum prices could boost composite materials, Clemson researcher says

    March 21, 2018

    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.

  • Beshah Ayalew, center, works in his lab with Ph.D. students Andinet Hunde, left, and Nate Goulet.

    Key source of auto industry talent wins rare honor

    March 14, 2018

    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.

  • Clemson graduate students work together at CU-ICAR

    CU-ICAR is leading the way in building the automotive engineer of the future

    February 8, 2018

    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.

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    TIGERS ADVANCE speaker series loaded with distinguished scientists

    January 29, 2018

    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 – […]

  • Deep Orange is a two-year program for master's students at CU-ICAR.

    Clemson University prototype program announces next-generation rallycross vehicle

    December 12, 2017

    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.

  • Yunyi Jia, left, works with automotive engineering graduate students Longxiang Guo and Zachary Max Diekel at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research.

    Robotic shopping companion created at Clemson University makes South Carolina debut

    October 30, 2017

    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.

  • This BMW MINI concept vehicle was designed by Clemson students.

    Clemson University students unveil Deep Orange 7 MINI concept vehicle for 2025 and beyond

    October 14, 2017

    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, right, receives the Outstanding Young Scientist award.

    Srikanth Pilla receives Outstanding Young Scientist Award

    September 25, 2017

    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. […]

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    New business potential seen in Clemson University’s strengthened ties to India

    August 30, 2017

    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.

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    Automotive engineering certificate program could help advance careers

    July 27, 2017

    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.

  • Rallycross, CU-ICAR, Marketing students

    Marketing students bringing reality into race car’s design

    June 22, 2017

    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 […]