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  • Brain injury diagnosis, knee surgery research awarded Clemson sports science grants

    April 10, 2018

    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.

  • Tony Mathis

    Tony Mathis helps Clemson University soar to new heights

    April 3, 2018

    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 […]

  • Rajendra Bordia, far left, works with his team in an Olin Hall lab.

    Extreme temperatures in gas turbines give rise to need for heat-resistant materials

    April 3, 2018

    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

    Maxime Cavillon of Clemson University receives Kreidl Award

    March 9, 2018

    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 […]

  • Robert Grubbs

    Nobel laureate to speak at Clemson

    March 7, 2018

    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.

  • David vs. Goliath: Nanoparticles could be the best bet to battle superbugs

    January 22, 2018

    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 […]

  • Clemson faculty members receive grants for technology development

    October 25, 2017

    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.

  • Luiz Jacobsohn is on the left, and Kyle Brinkman is on the right.

    Researchers get $1 million to study materials involved in nuclear energy

    September 27, 2017

    The enduring importance of nuclear energy in South Carolina is underscored by two new grants that together total more than $1 million and bring Clemson University’s five-year tally to $3.9 million under a federal program that supports university research in the field.

  • Rajendra K. Bordia

    New program will grow advanced materials education, research, economy statewide

    September 19, 2017

    South Carolina’s position as a national leader in advanced materials just got a giant boost. A team of researchers from 10 universities across the state has received a $20 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) to establish a new initiative: Materials Assembly and Design Excellence in South Carolina, or MADE in SC.

  • Marek Urban, right, is developing polymers that heal themselves like skin.

    Marek Urban wins same award as seven Nobel laureates

    June 1, 2017

    A Clemson University professor is receiving an award that has also gone to seven Nobel Prize winners since 1973 and recognizes his cutting-edge work in polymers. Marek Urban, the J.E. Sirrine Foundation Endowed Chair and Professor, received the Chemical Pioneers Award from the American Institute of Chemists. The institute credits Urban with adding antibiotics to […]

  • John Ballato, left, and Lin Zhu are receiving a combined $3.2 million from the Department of Defense to develop high-energy lasers.

    Laser weapons could go from big screen to battlefield with engineers’ help

    May 30, 2017

    The rebels and the empire used laser cannons to shoot it out on the big screen in “Star Wars,” but the weapons could soon move to the real battlefield with the help of two Clemson University engineers who are receiving a combined $3.2 million from the Department of Defense.

  • John Ballato (center) talks with two graduate students who work in his lab.

    Ballato receives $1.8 million for laser research

    May 25, 2017

    John Ballato of Clemson University said that making an optical fiber-based laser is equivalent to funneling a million laser pointers into an optical fiber the thickness of a hair. “As the intensity of the light gets brighter in that fiber, the glass begins to say ‘uncle,’” Ballato said. “It’s not a surprise the materials are […]

  • Marek Urban of Clemson University named Fellow of professional organization

    February 7, 2017

    A Clemson University professor who is researching a wide range of materials that could help create everything from self-healing paint to bacteria-killing medical devices was selected for an honor that goes to a small fraction of his peers. Marek Urban was chosen to be Fellow in the American Chemical Society’s Division of Polymeric Materials: Science […]

  • Luiz Jacobsohn works in a lab in Olin Hall at Clemson University.

    Research at Clemson University could reduce patients’ radiation exposure

    February 2, 2017

    CLEMSON — Luiz Jacobsohn of Clemson University said that his research into “electronic traps” could mean that patients would be exposed to less radiation when they go to the doctor for certain tests and treatments. Jacobsohn, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, is doing his research as part of a $546,243 award he has […]

  • Textiles: A fundamental industry

    January 25, 2017

    With key support from the Walmart Foundation and its U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund, Clemson University textile experts are working with the world’s most widely used fiber, polyester, to develop technologies that will make dyeing it more economical and environmentally friendly.