Clemson university research foundation welcomes marketing manager

The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) is pleased to announce that Clarissa Williams has joined the CURF team as the new Marketing Manager. Clarissa will be working to help CURF launch new marketing initiatives in an effort to rebrand the Foundation. Williams comes to CURF with a wealth of knowledge in branding, social media management, website development, and graphic design. …

Clemson research foundation welcomes new technology commercialization officer

The Clemson University Research Foundation is pleased to introduce Dr. Alan Alfano, the newest member of the CURF team.  Dr. Alfano will be working as a Technology Commercialization Officer (TCO) with Clemson inventors on biomedical, bioengineering, and life sciences technologies, among others. Alan completed a dual BS degree from Towson University (Molecular Biology/Chemistry) in 2009, and subsequently earned his Ph.D. …

Clemson University researchers received 15 patents in 2017

Among the 15 patents issued to Clemson University researchers in 2017 were technologies for monitoring and controlling electric power systems, Cartesian robotic printers, lockable knee implants and composite membranes for hydrogen separation. Inventors, entrepreneurs and university representatives gathered recently to honor Clemson University’s top inventors and patent recipients during the annual Patent Award Ceremony hosted by the Clemson University Research Foundation …

Clemson research foundation names executive director

A seasoned business executive and product-development professional has been tapped to lead the Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF). As CURF executive director, Chris Gesswein is charged with commercializing innovative Clemson technology and intellectual property and nurturing private-sector partnerships that will advance scientific discovery at Clemson and support economic growth. Gesswein, who joined CURF in 2014 as director of licensing for …

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 …