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  • Raymond Jones, left, and his ExxonMobil colleague work in Papua New Guinea.

    Raymond Jones brings Spartanburg to the world

    November 7, 2018

    In between visits with Vietnam’s prime minister and Indonesia’s energy minister, Raymond Jones recently made time for his alma mater, Clemson University. Jones travels the world as a vice president with ExxonMobilProduction Company, but his roots will forever remain in the Upstate of South Carolina. Jones graduated from Clemson with a Bachelor of Science in […]

  • Joshua Summers, professor of mechanical engineering, is organizing the Future of Manufacturing Dream Competition.

    Joshua Summers wins Kos Ishii-Toshiba Award

    September 19, 2018

    Joshua Summers, a professor of mechanical engineering at Clemson University, is the winner of the 2018 Kos Ishii-Toshiba Award given by the American Society for Mechanical Engineers Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle committee. The award recognizes “sustained and meritorious contributions to design for manufacturing and the life cycle.” Summers is the co-director of […]

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    Meet a Tiger: Suyi Li

    July 23, 2018

    As a child in East Asia, he loved Origami. Today, he uses it as part of his research. Folding paper into complex shapes helps researchers use the principles of geometry to envision new materials and structures. Meet Suyi Li. Title: Assistant professor Years at Clemson: 3 What I do at Clemson: Being a teacher, my role […]

  • Col Bill Austin sits wearing a navy blue button-up shirt in front of an American flag, which fills the frame behind him.

    The Tiger from the sky

    June 29, 2018

    U.S. Air Force Capt. William R. Austin II and his aircraft commander had out-maneuvered certain death hundreds of times before they got hit. A fighter pilot with the storied “Triple Nickel” 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Austin had flown 80 combat missions over North Vietnam in the powerful F-4 Phantom II despite the enemy’s attempts to […]

  • Atul Kelkar is the new chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

    Atul Kelkar named mechanical engineering chair at Clemson University

    June 12, 2018

    Faculty and students in one of Clemson University’s largest departments will start the fall semester with a new leader whose varied experience has taken him from NASA and the National Science Foundation to the founding of five start-ups and the halls of academia. Atul Kelkar is the new chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering […]

  • Austin Dollar of Clemson University receives Chateaubriand Fellowship

    June 5, 2018

    Austin Dollar of Clemson University is receiving the Chateaubriand Fellowship and will be heading to France to conduct research for eight months. Dollar is a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering studying under Ardalan Vahidi. The fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States and goes to outstanding Ph.D. students […]

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    Meet a Tiger: Oliver Myers

    May 22, 2018

    Several years ago, a middle-school student met this Tiger at a Clemson EMAGINE event, which seeks to inform, inspire and engage K-12 students in STEM careers. On the way home, the student announced to his mother, “I want to be a mechanical engineer!” This Tiger is excited to inspire students and wants to ensure that […]

  • Joshua Bostwick, right, works in his lab with master's student Jesse Bergen.

    New research could lay the groundwork to improve drug delivery techniques

    May 14, 2018

    Joshua Bostwick of Clemson University is launching a new research project that could lead to improved drug delivery techniques and is made possible by one of the nation’s most prestigious awards for junior faculty members. Bostwick, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is receiving a $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.

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    Researchers to examine what attracts, discourages Black students in engineering education

    April 17, 2018

    A team of Clemson researchers is using a $398,263 award from the National Science Foundation’s Broadening Participation in Engineering program to examine factors that both encourage and discourage Black students from pursuing education in engineering fields. Researchers will also examine how different academic pathways in engineering vary by gender and institution type for Black students.

  • Xin Zhao, left, works with a student in his lab in the Fluor Daniel Engineering Innovation Building.

    South Carolina burnishes advanced manufacturing credentials with engineer’s award

    April 9, 2018

    South Carolina strengthened its position as a fast-rising force in advanced manufacturing as Xin Zhao became the third Clemson University faculty member in four years to win an award recognizing young engineers who contribute to manufacturing. Zhao, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is receiving the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Detroit-based professional […]

  • Alex Limberis is game day captain of the Rally Cats and a math tutor.

    Engineering major to lead Rally Cats into competition

    March 30, 2018

    Alex Limberis was a high-kicking, pom-wielding, crowd-dazzling Rally Cat when she went onto center court at Littlejohn Coliseum to dance in front of more than 10,000 basketball fans. On a recent morning, as she stood in front of a white board covered with math equations, she had an audience of one, a student who needed […]

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    Astronaut safety in focus as undergraduates take on space station challenge

    March 7, 2018

    Two teams of Clemson University undergraduates are creating devices that could smooth sharp edges on the outside of the International Space Station, making spacewalks safer for astronauts. The two Clemson teams were among 25 across the nation to advance to the testing phase in NASA’s Micro-g NExT program. Each will have a chance this spring […]

  • Suyi Li, center, works in his Clemson University lab with Ph.D. students Priyanka Bhovad, right, and Sahand Sadeghi.

    Origami mysteries could unfold in engineering research

    February 21, 2018

    The sign on the wall behind Suyi Li’s desk at Clemson University has a picture of a paper swan and a quick dash of motivation, “Keep calm and origami on.” The ancient art of paper folding is showing promise for new technology that ranges from cancer-fighting drugs to foldable armor for police officers, and Li is hoping to take the practice to the next level in a new research project.

  • Building robots that people can trust

    February 12, 2018

    Robots will have new, expanded roles in the future’s workforce, but only if people trust them to do their jobs. Dr. Yue Wang is building robots that people can trust, by teaching robots how to learn and interpret human behaviors and react accordingly.  

  • Xianran "William" Tao received an award based on his Ph.D. work at Clemson University.

    Mechanical engineering alumnus wins award based on Ph.D. research

    January 31, 2018

    Congratulations are pouring in for Clemson University alumnus Xinran “William” Tao, who is receiving an award based on research he did as a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Tao is receiving SAE International’s Russell S. Springer Award for his technical paper, “An Engine Thermal Management System Design for Military Ground Vehicle – […]