Toxic chemicals that refuse to break down in the environment and have been linked to health problems could be treated with a technology that Ezra Cates is advancing at Clemson University. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are man-made chemicals that have been used in a wide variety of commercial products, ranging from water-repellent fabrics […]
Astronauts on deep-space missions won’t be able to run to the store for disinfectant wipes, but they may have another way of cleaning surfaces inside their spaceship, and it could involve human waste. Sudeep Popat of Clemson University is developing a way of making hydrogen peroxide for use on long-term space missions. He proposes to do it by feeding human waste to microbial fuel cells that produce hydrogen peroxide.
The whirring of pneumatic wrenches filled the Komatsu plant in Newberry, South Carolina as four Clemson University students made their way past workers assembling yellow forklifts. A woman noticed the students’ bright orange hard hats and greeted them with the two words every Clemson diehard likes to hear. “Go Tigers!” she yelled. It was a […]
Some of the best and brightest students in the Clemson University College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences were lauded Thursday in an awards ceremony at the Madren Conference Center. Family, friends and faculty members clapped for students as they accepted Tiger paw-emblazoned plaques and then posed for photos with the college’s dean, Anand Gramopadhye. […]
A select group of Clemson University undergraduates have just returned from Louisville, Kentucky where they participated in a Meeting of the Minds with other Atlantic Coast Conference students.
Clemson University Vice President for Research Tanju Karanfil received a scientific achievement award from the Turkish government for his international contributions and accomplishments in environmental engineering, specifically water quality and treatment.
Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA) is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018 Fred C. Davidson Distinguished Scientist Award is Brian A. Powell, the Fjeld Professor of Nuclear Environmental Engineering and Earth Science at Clemson University. The prestigious award was presented at the recent Edward Teller Lecture in Aiken. CNTA sponsors the […]
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.
A team that has included more than 85 researchers from three South Carolina universities is receiving $2 million to continue investigating how buried nuclear waste would react with soil and groundwater if it were to leak into the environment.
Seven faculty members received awards and several others were recognized for tenure, promotions and other achievements at a Sept. 7 gala at the Owen Pavilion just off Lake Hartwell. The award winners were Kyle Brinkman, Ashley Childers, Brian Powell, Kevin Taaffe, Lawrence Fredendall, Joshua Summers and Delphine Dean. The awards ceremony is an annual event […]
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.
Clemson University professor Sez Atamturktur has been accepted into a national leadership institute focused on the advancement of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
Dust that blew into the North Pacific Ocean could help explain why the Earth’s climate cooled 2.7 million years ago, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances. One of the co-authors was Alex Pullen, an assistant professor of environmental engineering and earth sciences at Clemson University. “Why study the past? It’s […]
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 – […]
Some of South Carolina’s manufacturers are lowering their energy bills by tens of thousands of dollars and reducing their carbon footprint with the help of a free Clemson University program that is entering its second year with plans to more than double its client list. The Industrial Assessment Center at Clemson University provided voluntary assessments […]