Clemson researchers say trees could help strengthen auto parts

Trees that are removed during forest restoration projects could find their way into car bumpers and fenders as part of a study led by Srikanth Pilla of Clemson University. Pilla is collaborating on the study with researchers from the USDA Forest Service’s Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin. They are converting some of those trees into liquid suspensions of tiny …

Clemson scientists awarded $1.57 million grant to study infections on medical implants

Clemson scientist Jeffrey Anker and four colleagues have been awarded a five-year, $1.57 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel imaging technique and dye-based sensor to detect and monitor bacterial infections on implanted medical devices. Approximately one in 25 patients admitted to a hospital in the U.S. will acquire an infection, leading to a reported 99,000 …

CURF Technology Commercialization Internship Opportunity Announcement

CURF is seeking graduate students in engineering, material science, and life sciences technical disciplines or MBA students with an aforementioned undergraduate degree who desire to learn about technology commercialization by working at the Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF). CURF is responsible for managing the intellectual property of Clemson University by soliciting and analyzing invention disclosures for commercial potential, patenting selected …

Clemson named best university in state for your money, 21st in the country

Clemson University has been named the best university in South Carolina for your money and among the top colleges nationally by Money magazine. Nationally, Clemson ranked the third best “university you can actually get into,” the 12th best public university, and the overall 21st best university by Money magazine’s annual list of “Best Colleges for Your Money.” The magazine ranks …

Greenville Chamber Friday Forum featuring Dr. Imtiaz Haque, CUICAR

From CU-ICAR to the Center for Manufacturing Innovation: Creating a workforce to spur economic development in South Carolina.  The availability of a workforce to fuel the success of industry is a key factor in the decision-making process of companies that would call South Carolina home. Dr. Haque will share innovative efforts in workforce development that encompass all levels of education …

Methodology and software expansion to assist health care

Scientific methods and computer software that have helped thousands of scientists better understand how molecules interact in the body will soon be further developed to enable modeling of large macromolecular machineries, neurons and various other phenomena in the living cell and tissues, including processes associated with tumors. Such a development will greatly expand the spectrum of questions that can be …

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 …