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 …

Clemson organic peach research bags $1 million grant

More Southeastern peaches will be grown organically thanks to a $1 million federal grant awarded to Clemson University. Clemson University pomologist Juan Carlos Melgar and pathologist Guido Schnabel are tying paper bags on peaches as they grow on trees, an unconventional method of protecting them from insects and disease while reducing reliance on pesticides. They began testing the method two …

Bioengineers see big opportunities in medical device industry

Clemson University bioengineers are working to expand a program that teaches students how to clean, sterilize and design medical instruments so they can be reused, a practice at the center of a fast-growing industry that helps cut back on biohazardous waste and reduces hospital costs. Melinda Harman, an assistant professor of bioengineering, said that the GreenMD program is beginning to …

Clemson University Research Foundation awards funds for technology development

The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) has announced six recipients of fiscal year 2017 Technology Maturation Fund awards. The CURF Technology Maturation Fund provides grants to faculty to support the last critical development step needed to move their technology to the marketplace. “There is no limit to innovation at Clemson,” said CURF director Casey Porto, “however, it’s a long and arduous …

Clemson Pitch Smackdown rewards business ideas with cash infusions

Budding entrepreneurs recently presented their ideas for the next best thing in smartphone apps, medical devices and water disinfection at the third annual Pitch Smackdown sponsored by the Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the Clemson University College of Business. Nearly 40 students and faculty members pitched their business startup ideas across a wide range of disciplines, including bioengineering, …

Sez Atamturktur lands $3 million for new Clemson University graduate degree program

A new graduate degree program that could help save lives and keep basic services running when disaster strikes is in development at Clemson University with $3 million in backing from the National Science Foundation. Sez Atamturktur, the principal investigator and the director of the project, said that students enrolled in the program will learn how to predict vulnerabilities in the …