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 …

New biosensor could help search for nuclear activity

Research aimed at creating a new biosensor that would help military investigators search for signs of nuclear activities, including weapons development, is moving forward under the leadership of a former naval officer who now is a Clemson University faculty member. Nicole Martinez and her team are beginning to lay the groundwork for a biosensor that could help determine whether the …

Research at Clemson University could reduce patients’ radiation exposure

Luiz Jacobsohn of Clemson University said that his research into “electronic traps” could mean that patients would be exposed to less radiation when they go to the doctor for certain tests and treatments. Jacobsohn, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, is doing his research as part of a $546,243 award he has received through the National Science Foundation’s …

Clemson Experts Working to Advance Robotics

The Department of Defense recently announced the formation of the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute, a project that brings together 123 industrial partners, 40 academic partners and 64 government and nonprofit partners. Clemson University experts will help develop the next-generation robots the institute envisions for businesses of all sizes by playing a leading role in training the workers who operate them. …

Research led by Clemson University could help revolutionize transportation

Mashur “Ronnie” Chowdhury envisions a future in which car accidents will be reduced to virtually zero and drivers will travel down some of the state’s busiest roads without stopping for a single traffic light. It could begin to happen in as little as a decade, he said, with the help of a new center that will based out of Clemson …

Commerce awards $70M to biopharmaceutical institute with Clemson researchers

A team of researchers at Clemson University is part of a new national institute aimed at advancing the United States’ leadership in the biopharmaceutical industry. The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL), joins 11 other institutes in the Manufacturing USA network and is the first institute with a focus area proposed by industry and funded by the U.S. Department of …