Clemson University receives $2 million to help lower cost of airplane and automotive parts

Amod Ogale of Clemson University has received $2 million and will work with a group of researchers across the country to lower the cost of high-tech materials that have helped make airplanes and luxury cars more fuel efficient but remain too expensive for price-sensitive products. Ogale, the director of the Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films and Dow Chemical …

Attending the NAI Conference: A Student’s Perspective

  As the advisee to Dr. Joshua Summers and a Technology Analyst Intern with the Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF), I was always pushed to pursue personal and professional development. So when Dr. Summers suggested I apply for the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) conference in Washington, D.C., I had no idea what to expect. After some research, I learned …

Clemson scientist receives $424,000 grant to study parasite that infects tens of millions

Clemson University scientist Cheryl Ingram-Smith has been awarded a three-year, $424,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the inner workings of a parasite that causes 50 million cases of amoebic dysentery each year and kills 50,000 to 100,000. Entamoeba histolytica, an amoeba that is found worldwide, causes amebiasis, a parasitic infection of the intestines. About 50 million people …

Making hay: Clemson technology can lead to higher-yielding fields

Agricultural engineers at Clemson University have developed technology to tell farmers exactly where to apply fertilizers to their hay fields and how much to use to maximize profits. “Hay is the No. 3 commercial crop in the United States, yet it is does not have a broadly implemented yield monitor,” said graduate research assistant Perry Loftis, who is working with Clemson …

Spotlight: Innovation in South Carolina

Recognizing the need to foster innovation within South Carolina, the Department of Commerce’s Office of Innovation works to support entrepreneurship and technology-based economic development. Since its inception in 2013, the Office has awarded more than $5 million in innovation grants to 33 organizations around the state. And, just last month, the Office launched the S.C. Innovation Hub — an online resource for …

Bioengineering-GHS expo hailed as a success

More than 45 student teams and research groups gathered in Greenville to showcase their novel biomedical technologies and compete for design awards at the 2016 Bioengineering-GHS Design Exposition. The event was at the TD Convention Center and was sponsored by Clemson University’s Department of Bioengineering and Greenville Health System. “This is impressive work,” said Marc Long, PhD, senior director, R&D …

Researcher receives high-profile award for work to minimize rejection of medical implants

Patients could be less likely to reject artificial hips, knees and other medical implants thanks to the research that Andy Tennyson and his group are doing at Clemson University. Tennyson, an assistant professor of inorganic chemistry, is the fourth Clemson faculty member this year to secure research funding through the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program. His $500,000 award …

Simona Onori from Clemson automotive engineering honored as emerging leader in energy

A Clemson University researcher who is helping extend the life of hybrid car batteries and has been invited to share her knowledge around the world will add to a string of honors Thursday when she goes to Charlotte to be recognized as an emerging leader in energy. Simona Onori, an assistant professor in the Department of Automotive Engineering, works in …

Biomedical, advanced optics patents among 16 awarded to Clemson researchers in 2015

CLEMSON — An improvement for knee replacements, high-powered optical fibers and materials for more powerful batteries were among the 16 innovations Clemson University researchers received patents for in 2015. Clemson University Research FoundationMore than 150 patents are now available to the private sector for licensing from the Clemson University Research Foundation, which facilitates and manages the technology transfer process for …

CURF Awards Second Round of Funding to Clemson Researchers

The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) has announced the second round of Technology Maturation Fund awards to Clemson researchers totaling approximately $280,000. This year’s winning projects each received funding ranging from $25,000 to $65,000. John Desjardin, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Director of Clemson’s Laboratory of Orthopaedic Design & Engineering, is optimizing the design for 3D printed, custom-fit orthotics for …