Featured Inventor: Dr. John DesJardins

  John DesJardins Assistant Professor, Bioengineering Director of Bioengineering Abroad Programs Dr. John Desjardins is the founder of the Clemson University Retrieval of Explants Program and Registry in Orthopaedics (CU-REPRO), which is a regional repository that collects and studies explanted total joint devices. He also serves as the Director of the Laboratory of Orthopaedic Design and Engineering at Clemson University, and …

Fall 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to CURF’s quarterly newsletter! Our goal is to keep you informed of the latest innovation and/or inventions emanating from the Clemson University Research Enterprise. To view our Fall 2017 Newsletter, click here. Subscribe to our Newsletter * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name

Patent and Trademark Resource Center Anniversary

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Library’s status as a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) – a program administered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  That calls for a celebration! To mark the occasion, representatives from the PTRC Program Office have been invited to Clemson to present a full-day program on Patents and Trademarks.  …

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 …

Clemson is in the house: Architecture team is developing a new way to build

Clemson University’s School of Architecture is developing an innovative new construction method that is gaining worldwide attention for its potential market impact in rapid, low-tech sustainable housing. Using the sim[PLY] Framing System, “With a click of the button, someone could order a custom-cut, flat-packed home online and construct it by hand with the help of their friends and neighbors in …