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 …

Scientists converge at Clemson to learn more about pathogens that threaten millions worldwide

The fight against diseases responsible for millions of deaths around the world brought to Clemson University scientists who are focused on understanding the cell biology of eukaryotic pathogens in hopes of developing better treatments for these neglected diseases. These pathogens are responsible for an array of deadly diseases, including malaria, amoebic dysentery, sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and fungal meningitis. While more …

Clemson scientists unveil software that revolutionizes wildlife habitat connectivity modeling

A trio of Clemson University scientists has unveiled a groundbreaking computational software called “GFlow” that makes wildlife habitat connectivity modeling vastly faster, more efficient and superior in quality and scope. After eight years of research and development, the revolutionary software was announced in the scientific journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Clemson University postdoctoral fellow Paul Leonard is the lead …

Siemens provides Clemson with largest in-kind technology grant in university history

Clemson University has received the largest grant-in-kind in its history from Siemens, a global technology company, with software the company has provided at a commercial value of $357,224,294. The software will be incorporated into student coursework and projects related to computer-aided-design, engineering simulation, industrial design, digital manufacturing and manufacturing management in Clemson’s College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. By …

FAA expands Clemson license to fly unmanned vehicles for research

Clemson University has been granted a blanket license by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) throughout the U.S. and to register more Clemson employees as UAV pilots. The “Blanket Area Public Agency Certificate of Authorization” expands a previous FAA license that allowed research engineer Joe Mari Maja to fly a UAV for research purposes only at …

Bacteria strain named by Clemson students

The Clemson family has gained a new namesake: Legionella clemsonensis, a novel strain of the Legionella bacteria, the most common cause of waterborne bacterial outbreaks in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave the honor of naming L. clemsonensis to students in a collaborative research group called CU and the CDC, which includes students from …