Clemson Inventor’s Club

Clemson Inventor’s Club

The Clemson Inventor’s Club is a select group of engaged faculty who are very active in developing innovative technologies for commercialization and those who create or aspire to create companies to commercialize their technologies. The Entrepreneurial Profiles booklet provides member information regarding their research areas, entrepreneurial experience, and any professional connections they are seeking. Read more about the members.
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Recent Events

The Clemson Inventor’s Club recently hosted a Patent Award Ceremony honoring the 2016 recipients of US patents from Clemson University. Read the full list of 2016 patent recipients here. Check out previous patent recipients below:

2015 patent recipients

2014 patent recipients

Featured Inventor

Naren Vyavahare

Hunter Endowed Chair and Professor of Bioengineering

Dr. Naren Vyavahare is a Hunter Endowed Chair and Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at Clemson University. He is also the Director of South Carolina Bioengineering Center of Regeneration and Formation of Tissues (SC BioCRAFT). His expertise lies in disease pathologies and extracellular matrix degradation that takes place in inflammatory disease processes. In particular, he focuses on restoring lost tissues by site specific therapies and regenerating elastic networks in the body by training cells to remake lost elastin.

Dr. Vyavahare is the recipient the McQueen Quattlebaum Faculty Excellence Award and Clemson University Alumni award for outstanding achievement in research. His research is published in over 150 journal publications and conference proceedings; additionally he holds 13 international and US patents, most of which are licensed to industry. Below is Dr. Vyavahare’s Tedx Greenville talk discussing recent advances in tissue engineering.