The cost of making plastics, paints, coatings for cell phone screens and other materials that heal themselves like skin could be dramatically reduced thanks to a breakthrough that a Clemson University team detailed in the latest edition of the journal Science.
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 […]
Building with wood has a number of advantages. For the past five years, Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute (WU+D) has been educating individuals in the Southeast about these benefits, including the fact wood takes less energy to produce than most other building materials, giving it a lower carbon footprint.
Annoyed by that crack on your phone’s screen? You wouldn’t be if the screen could heal itself, like a body heals a cut. That day is coming. Research and development in this area is so popular now that today’s advice to Benjamin Braddock would be two words: self-healing plastics.
Marek Urban of Clemson University was admitted to The Royal Society of Chemistry as a Fellow, an honor that he said will raise the university’s international profile and help his graduate students find jobs. Urban, the J.E. Sirrine Foundation Endowed Chair and Professor, is developing new self-healing materials that are able to respond to external […]
Clemson University’s National Merit Scholars will span from Clemson to Cleveland with some pursuing secondary degrees while others dive into the workforce.
One of the nation’s top honors for graduate students is going to two Clemson University engineers, putting them in the same club as at least eight Nobel Prize winners. Mark Anayee and Aniqa Chowdhury are receiving Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation. The nationally competitive program recruits high-potential, early-career scientists and engineers and […]
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.
Improved brain injury diagnoses and approaches to knee surgery are among the sports research projects that have received a boost thanks to seed grants from the Robert H. Brooks Sports Science Institute at Clemson University.
GE Aviation Military Systems makes jet engines for the U.S. Department of Defense and its allies all over the world. It’s a growing $4.2-billion-a-year business, and Clemson University alumnus Tony Mathis oversees the whole operation as its president and chief executive officer. Mathis is one of Clemson’s most engaged alumni. He serves on the board […]
Temperatures in the next generation of gas turbines are expected to reach as high as 3100 degrees Fahrenheit, heat so extreme it could literally vaporize components under high velocity steam. The challenge for engineers is to create components that can withstand the high-temperature steam corrosion. If they can, gas turbines will run more efficiently, saving money and creating fewer greenhouse gases. It’s a task bringing together GE Power and Clemson University engineers, who have launched a new research project with $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Maxime Cavillon of Clemson University is receiving the 2018 Norbert J. Kreidl Award for Young Scholars, the same award his Ph.D. advisor won in 1997. The award recognizes research excellence in glass science among graduate students and comes from the Glass and Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society. Cavillon’s Ph.D. advisor is John […]
Renowned chemist Robert H. Grubbs, who won a Nobel prize for unlocking the door for new customizable polymers and other advanced materials, will speak at Clemson University April 11.
Superbugs, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, are increasingly common as they mutate to bypass the large volume of antibiotics taken by people and administered to livestock. Thompson Mefford, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Clemson, is working with colleagues to use energy, not drugs, to kill bacteria. Nanoparticles can be designed to target specific cells […]
The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) has announced eight researchers will receive fiscal year 2018 Technology Maturation Fund grants to support the last critical step in development needed to move new technologies to the marketplace.