Clemson’s 15 patents in 2016 span bioengineering, advanced materials

Rapid diagnostic tests for point-of-care diagnostics, diabetic-resistant coatings, HIV inhibitors and an impact-resistant, corrosion-prohibiting coating were among the 15 innovations for which Clemson University researchers received patents in 2016. The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) facilitates and manages technology transfer for Clemson faculty. Collaboration between researchers and CURF has produced more than 150 patents that are now available to the private sector …

Naren Vyavahare receives $1.47 million from NIH for nanoparticle research

One of the top 10 killers for men older than 55 is the target of Clemson University research that could lead to a new lifesaving therapy and a better way of telling whether surgery is necessary. Naren Vyavahare, who holds the Hunter Endowed Chair of Bioengineering, has received $1.47 million from the National Institutes of Health to advance research into abdominal …

Clemson ag engineer develops GPS software to track soil sampling

Clemson University agricultural engineer Kendall Kirk has developed free software to help farmers track soil sampling throughout fields. The software pairs with an inexpensive global positioning system (GPS) and a laptop computer to pinpoint exactly where soil samples are taken as they are taken. This ensures growers are taking adequate samples throughout field management zones, which are areas of field …

Water-treatment expert hailed as ‘one of the top academic researchers in the world’

A Clemson University professor who was called “one of the top academic researchers in the world” and whose long career has helped provide clean water to the globe is bringing home one of his profession’s top awards. Gary Amy is the winner of the A.P. Black Research Award. The honor comes from the American Water Works Association, the largest nonprofit, …

Researchers aim to take the guesswork out of big decisions

A series of ill-timed accidents could snarl traffic. A bridge could collapse. Construction could shut down a major artery. The number of things that could go wrong with a city’s road system is so vast, it literally exceeds the number of electrons in the planet. Decision-makers can take their best educated guesses about how to prepare, but it’s impossible to …

Commerce awards $70M to biopharmaceutical institute with Clemson researchers

A team of researchers at Clemson University is part of a new national institute aimed at advancing the United States’ leadership in the biopharmaceutical industry. The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL), joins 11 other institutes in the Manufacturing USA network and is the first institute with a focus area proposed by industry and funded by the U.S. Department of …

South Carolina strengthens position as advanced manufacturing hub with BMW endowed chair

A Clemson University researcher who is creating the technology and educational programs that could give the United States an edge in the competitive world of advanced manufacturing is the new holder of an esteemed faculty position endowed by BMW, an anchor of the South Carolina economy. Laine Mears, the new BMW SmartState Chair in Automotive Manufacturing, is an expert in …

Clemson professor receives grant to educate public about fire management

Although fires have roared through the Appalachian Mountains devouring thousands of acres since October, a Clemson University professor wants people to understand not all fires are bad. Rob Baldwin, a forestry and environmental conservation professor, has received a three-year grant for $216,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture Fire Services to fund outreach activities for the Consortium of Appalachian Fire …

Clemson scientist receives NIH grant to pursue drug cure for deadly disease

Clemson University professor James Morris received a $184,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to research a new method of starving the deadly parasites that threaten millions of people worldwide. If successful, the work could lead to the development of oral treatments for African sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and Baghdad boil, an infection that has afflicted U.S. troops in …

Scientists converge at Clemson to learn more about pathogens that threaten millions worldwide

The fight against diseases responsible for millions of deaths around the world brought to Clemson University scientists who are focused on understanding the cell biology of eukaryotic pathogens in hopes of developing better treatments for these neglected diseases. These pathogens are responsible for an array of deadly diseases, including malaria, amoebic dysentery, sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and fungal meningitis. While more …