Stories tagged with "Environmental Engineering And Earth Sciences"

  • Mohamed Ateia, right, and Weija Yu, a visiting Ph.D. student from the University of Copenhagen, work at L.G. Rich Environmental Laboratory.

    Mohamed Ateia wins Clemson University’s top award for postdoctoral fellows

    August 28, 2019

    An environmental engineer who has made important contributions to clean-water research and served as a leader for his peers is winning Clemson University’s top award for postdoctoral fellows. Mohamed Ateia is receiving this year’s Clemson University Distinguished Postdoctoral Award, an honor that recognizes outstanding performance in scientific research, leadership, advocacy, outreach and teaching. Ateia has […]

  • Ezra Cates and his students are studying how photocatalysis could remove the chemicals from water. PFAS have contaminated drinking water supplies and groundwater at several sites around the country.

    New advances at Clemson University could help degrade toxic chemicals in water

    July 25, 2019

    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 […]

  • Sudeep Popat (center) holds a microbial fuel cell while working with his students at Clemson University's L.G. Rich Environmental Research Laboratory.

    Astronauts could turn waste into hydrogen peroxide with help of Clemson University research

    July 15, 2019

    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.

  • Two students who are part of the Industrial Assessment Center tour the Kubota plant in Newberry.

    Students connect with manufacturers through Industrial Assessment Center

    May 8, 2019

    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 […]

  • This year’s college level awardees posed for a photo with Dean Anand Gramopadhye after the Honors and Awards ceremony. Those standing are (left to right) Julia Ann Funk, Hailey N. Mundell, Thomas L. Randall, John Kimsey, Gramopadhye, Jake Flynn, Sakib Mahmud Khan, Gabriel S. Carillo, Sarah Baum and Sarah E. Sandler. Those seated are (left to right) Hannah Cash, Morgan Witherspoon and Alison McRory Balthaser.

    Top students lauded in awards ceremony

    April 12, 2019

    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. […]

  • 2019 ACC student award winners at Clemson University.

    Clemson students join other ACC students for Meeting of the Minds

    April 9, 2019

    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.

  • Tanju Karanfil

    Clemson’s Karanfil receives scientific achievement award from Turkey

    February 19, 2019

    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.

  • Brian Powell, right, works with students in his lab.

    Brian A. Powell receives distinguished scientist award

    October 23, 2018

    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 […]

  • PhD student Kathryn Peruski works at the Electron Microscope Facility with Brian Powell, Fjeld professor in nuclear environmental engineering and science.

    Nuclear researcher and doctoral candidate receives $20,000 Hitachi fellowship

    October 3, 2018

    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.

  • Brian Powell, right, works on a test bed that was developed for the team's research.

    Renewed project could protect environment for millennia

    September 24, 2018

    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.

  • Award winners posed for a photo with Anand Gramopadhye, dean of the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. Those pictured are (from left): Brian Powell, Delphine Dean, Gramopadhye, Joshua Summers, Kevin Taaffe, and Ashley Childers. Not pictured are Kyle Brinkman and Lawrence Fredendall.

    Outstanding faculty members win college awards

    September 11, 2018

    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 […]

  • Brian Powell works in his lab.

    Savannah River National Laboratory, Clemson appoint professor to environmental research post

    May 16, 2018

    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 professor accepted into STEM leadership institute

    February 26, 2018

    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).

  • Alex Pullen looks through a microscope at the L.G. Rich Environmental Laboratory at Clemson University.

    Key to predicting climate change could be blowing in the wind, researchers find

    February 15, 2018

    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 […]

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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 – […]