Clemson Visualization uses cutting-edge technology, virtual reality to give researchers insight into data

Rapid technological advances have given researchers access to more data than ever before, and Clemson University’s Advanced Visualization group wants to give those researchers better insight into their data using cutting-edge equipment and high-performance visualization. “Visualization is the ability to be able to see your data, to actually see what’s happening within your data,” said Dr. Oyewole (Wole) Oyekoya, Director …

Growing crops on deep-space missions begins to move from science fiction to reality

“Star Trek” characters could instantly summon any food in the galaxy by calling out to their computer, but until a replicator becomes available, real-life space explorers might have to grow their own crops. They will have some help from Clemson University’s Joshua Summers, who is beginning to lay the groundwork for deep-space farming as part of a NASA-funded study he …

Clemson researchers say trees could help strengthen auto parts

Trees that are removed during forest restoration projects could find their way into car bumpers and fenders as part of a study led by Srikanth Pilla of Clemson University. Pilla is collaborating on the study with researchers from the USDA Forest Service’s Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin. They are converting some of those trees into liquid suspensions of tiny …

Clemson scientists awarded $1.57 million grant to study infections on medical implants

Clemson scientist Jeffrey Anker and four colleagues have been awarded a five-year, $1.57 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel imaging technique and dye-based sensor to detect and monitor bacterial infections on implanted medical devices. Approximately one in 25 patients admitted to a hospital in the U.S. will acquire an infection, leading to a reported 99,000 …

CURF Technology Commercialization Internship Opportunity Announcement

CURF is seeking graduate students in engineering, material science, and life sciences technical disciplines or MBA students with an aforementioned undergraduate degree who desire to learn about technology commercialization by working at the Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF). CURF is responsible for managing the intellectual property of Clemson University by soliciting and analyzing invention disclosures for commercial potential, patenting selected …

Clemson named best university in state for your money, 21st in the country

Clemson University has been named the best university in South Carolina for your money and among the top colleges nationally by Money magazine. Nationally, Clemson ranked the third best “university you can actually get into,” the 12th best public university, and the overall 21st best university by Money magazine’s annual list of “Best Colleges for Your Money.” The magazine ranks …

Greenville Chamber Friday Forum featuring Dr. Imtiaz Haque, CUICAR

From CU-ICAR to the Center for Manufacturing Innovation: Creating a workforce to spur economic development in South Carolina.  The availability of a workforce to fuel the success of industry is a key factor in the decision-making process of companies that would call South Carolina home. Dr. Haque will share innovative efforts in workforce development that encompass all levels of education …

Methodology and software expansion to assist health care

Scientific methods and computer software that have helped thousands of scientists better understand how molecules interact in the body will soon be further developed to enable modeling of large macromolecular machineries, neurons and various other phenomena in the living cell and tissues, including processes associated with tumors. Such a development will greatly expand the spectrum of questions that can be …

Clemson University receives $2 million to help lower cost of airplane and automotive parts

Amod Ogale of Clemson University has received $2 million and will work with a group of researchers across the country to lower the cost of high-tech materials that have helped make airplanes and luxury cars more fuel efficient but remain too expensive for price-sensitive products. Ogale, the director of the Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films and Dow Chemical …

Attending the NAI Conference: A Student’s Perspective

  As the advisee to Dr. Joshua Summers and a Technology Analyst Intern with the Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF), I was always pushed to pursue personal and professional development. So when Dr. Summers suggested I apply for the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) conference in Washington, D.C., I had no idea what to expect. After some research, I learned …