Clemson awarded $2.1 million for research in mathematics for data security

A team of Clemson University mathematical sciences professors was awarded $2.1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to enhance teaching and research in mathematical areas critical to the privacy and security of computer communications. The NSF Research Training Groups grant will support research training for undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral scientists in coding theory, cryptography and number theory; …

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 …

Making hay: Clemson technology can lead to higher-yielding fields

Agricultural engineers at Clemson University have developed technology to tell farmers exactly where to apply fertilizers to their hay fields and how much to use to maximize profits. “Hay is the No. 3 commercial crop in the United States, yet it is does not have a broadly implemented yield monitor,” said graduate research assistant Perry Loftis, who is working with Clemson …

Biomedical, advanced optics patents among 16 awarded to Clemson researchers in 2015

CLEMSON — An improvement for knee replacements, high-powered optical fibers and materials for more powerful batteries were among the 16 innovations Clemson University researchers received patents for in 2015. Clemson University Research FoundationMore than 150 patents are now available to the private sector for licensing from the Clemson University Research Foundation, which facilitates and manages the technology transfer process for …

Clemson Research Takes Medical Test to Next Level

Greenville Online, May 24, 2015 Clemson University researchers say they have developed a new way to test urine that could help diagnose diseases in the future. Urine is the easiest of the body fluids to sample, said Ken Marcus, professor of chemistry. Unlike blood tests, no needles are required. But because there is so much salt in urine, it’s difficult …

New Material could Boost Batteries’ Power, Help Power Plants

You’re going to have to think very small to understand something that has the potential to be very big. A team of researchers, including Kyle Brinkman of Clemson University, developed a material that acts as a superhighway for ions. The material could make batteries more powerful, change how gaseous fuel is turned into liquid fuel and help power plants burn …