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 …

Clemson proud of all its champions, whether they’re forged in the athletic arena, in classrooms or in laboratories

Clemson is proud of all its champions, whether they’re forged in the athletic arena, in classrooms or in laboratories across the university. Research at Clemson had a highlight reel full of accomplishments in 2016, including more than $100 million in research revenue and its classification by the Carnegie Classification of Institutes of Higher Education as a university with the “highest …

South Carolina strengthens position as advanced manufacturing hub with BMW endowed chair

A Clemson University researcher who is creating the technology and educational programs that could give the United States an edge in the competitive world of advanced manufacturing is the new holder of an esteemed faculty position endowed by BMW, an anchor of the South Carolina economy. Laine Mears, the new BMW SmartState Chair in Automotive Manufacturing, is an expert in …

Clemson professor receives grant to educate public about fire management

Although fires have roared through the Appalachian Mountains devouring thousands of acres since October, a Clemson University professor wants people to understand not all fires are bad. Rob Baldwin, a forestry and environmental conservation professor, has received a three-year grant for $216,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture Fire Services to fund outreach activities for the Consortium of Appalachian Fire …

Clemson scientist receives NIH grant to pursue drug cure for deadly disease

Clemson University professor James Morris received a $184,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to research a new method of starving the deadly parasites that threaten millions of people worldwide. If successful, the work could lead to the development of oral treatments for African sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and Baghdad boil, an infection that has afflicted U.S. troops in …

Research raises hopes for abdominal aneurysm sufferers

New hope is dawning for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms, the malady that recently claimed the life of “Martin” and “New York Undercover” actor Tommy Ford. Researchers at Clemson University have found a new way of delivering potentially life-saving drugs directly to the aneurysm, using nanoparticles that are 250-fold smaller than the width of a human hair. Their work raises …