Stories tagged with "Materials Science And Engineering"

  • Kai He's head shot

    Spinning electrons could help computers run faster, Clemson University researcher says

    January 10, 2020

    New research is putting Clemson University at the forefront of an emerging technology that could help computers run faster and use less energy, while allowing them to continue shrinking in size. Kai He, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, is launching a two-year project with a $299,204 fellowship from the National Science Foundation. […]

  • Head shot of Kyle Brinkman

    Kyle Brinkman lauded for research achievements and service to profession

    January 8, 2020

    A Clemson University professor who has advanced research into batteries, fuel cells and nuclear waste management will be honored by his peers in February for his research achievements and service to his profession. Kyle Brinkman, the chair of Clemson’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, will be recognized as a Brimacombe Medalist by The Minerals, […]

  • Rajendra Bordia is the new George J. Bishop, III Chair in Ceramic and Materials Engineering.

    Rajendra Bordia named George J. Bishop, III Chair in Ceramic and Materials Engineering

    December 16, 2019

    Rajendra Bordia is the new George J. Bishop, III Chair in Ceramic and Materials Engineering.

  • Kapil Chalil Madathil (left) and John Ballato talk about a lathe used to make optical fiber.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Clemson University team up to close the education gap in manufacturing light-based technologies

    December 11, 2019

    Students and technologists across the country will soon have a new and interactive way to learn about manufacturing the light-based technologies that are crucial for a host of next-generation products and services, including high-speed wireless networks.

  • John Ballato, left, and Marek Urban were elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Two professors elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

    November 26, 2019

    Two Clemson University professors who hold endowed chairs are among the newest fellows elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). John Ballato and Marek Urban will be honored on Feb. 15, 2020,  during the association’s annual meeting in Seattle. It will be the first time since 1965 that Clemson has had two professors honored in the same year.

  • Members of Intelligent Systems for Extreme Environments discuss their work while gathered around a 3D printer that is enabling new research. They are (from left) Jane Zhao, associate professor of mechanical engineering; Jianhua “Joshua” Tong, an associate professor of materials science and engineering; Fei Peng, associate professor of materials science and engineering; and Hai Xiao, the Samuel Lewis Bell Distinguished Professor in Electrical Computer Engineering.

    Sensor research underscores Clemson University’s leadership in technology for extreme environments

    October 21, 2019

    Clemson University researchers are developing three new sensors designed to withstand two of humanity’s harshest environments, the intense heat inside power plants and the tremendous pressure at the bottom of hydraulic fracturing wells. The research, led by Hai Xiao, is aimed at advancing the technology behind fossil fuels, which produce much of the nation’s power. The ultimate goal is to generate power more efficiently while lowering emissions and using fewer resources.

  • This year's faculty award winners are (from left, clockwise): Chris Norfolk, Brian Malloy, Fei Peng, Srikanth Pilla, Rodrigo Martinez-Duarte, Mark Blenner and John Saylor.

    Top faculty members honored in awards ceremony

    October 4, 2019

    It’s always a special time when some of South Carolina’s brightest minds gather in one place, but an Oct. 4 ceremony just off Lake Hartwell was especially notable for the Clemson University College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. Eight faculty members received awards and several others were recognized for tenure, promotions and other achievements. […]

  • Alireza Zarei, a Ph.D. student, competes in a poster contest.

    Students compete in ‘Insight @ BMW’ poster contest

    October 4, 2019

    Erik Antonio, a graduate student in materials science and engineering at Clemson University, won the poster contest at “Insight @ BMW,” an Automotive Circle Conference in Greenville. The contest was organized by Laine Mears, the BMW SmartState Chair in Automotive Manufacturing at Clemson University. Antonio’s poster was titled, “Solving adhesive problems in 3D printed structures.” […]

  • Those pictured (from left) are: Anand Gramopadhye, dean of the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences; Clemson President James P. Clements; Mark Johnson, the Thomas F. Hash ‘69 SmartState Endowed Chair in Sustainable Development; Robert Jones, the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost; and Amy Apon, the C. Tycho Howle Director of the School of Computing.

    Two from college receive endowed chair medallions

    August 20, 2019

    The 2019-20 academic year began on a high note on Aug. 19, as Amy Apon and Mark Johnson received their endowed chair medallions in Littlejohn Coliseum’s Burton Gallery.  Apon is the C. Tycho Howle Director of the School of Computing, and Johnson is the Thomas F. Hash ‘69 SmartState Endowed Chair in Sustainable Development.  Endowed […]

  • Professor Hubbard and his wife Margaret

    Good turns daily

    July 18, 2019

    As Oscar Wilde famously penned, “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” Professor J.C. “Mike” Hubbard was without doubt a man who truly lived a life that overflowed with achievement, kindness and dedication. As a lifelong educator, his academic journey began at Clemson University as a student […]

  • 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. […]

  • Sarah Sandler, right, works with Thompson Mefford, who said she is a "natural in the research environment."

    Sarah Sandler heads to graduation as a published researcher and world traveler

    April 8, 2019

    Sarah Sandler has conducted research in two countries, presented her findings to an international audience and seen her work published in a peer-reviewed journal. The list sounds like the accomplishments of a graduate student, but the Clemson University senior is still a month away from claiming her Bachelor of Science in materials science and engineering. […]

  • Igor Luzinov, second from right, works with students in his lab at Clemson University. He is the first Kentwool Distinguished Professorship in Natural Fibers.

    Igor Luzinov awarded Kentwool Distinguished Professorship in Natural Fibers

    February 18, 2019

    Igor Luzinov of Clemson University Monday became the first recipient of the Kentwool Distinguished Professorship in Natural Fibers, an honor named for a 176-year-old textile company that remains committed to innovation and excellence in natural fibers, specifically wool. A $250,000 gift from Kentwool in 2009 enabled Clemson to receive a matching gift from the lottery-funded SmartState program creating the endowment that made the professorship possible. Kentwool is headquartered in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, and has a 135,000-square-foot yarn production plant in Pickens County.

  • Kyle Brinkman is the new chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

    Kyle Brinkman named chair of the department of materials science and engineering

    February 18, 2019

    A Clemson University alumnus who traveled the world and worked at Savannah River National Lab before returning to his alma mater as an associate professor is taking the helm of a department that plays a central role in one of the university’s research priorities. Kyle Brinkman is the new chair of the materials science and engineering department, the academic home to about 260 students and 17 faculty members. The appointment takes effect March 1.

  • Grants to nurture Clemson technology development

    January 31, 2019

    The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) has announced seven researchers will receive Technology Maturation Fund grants to support the last critical step in technology development. The projects supported by this fund include prototype and minimal viable product development, bench-to-scale-up activities to generate material samples for application testing, beta field testing and pre-clinical studies.