New Disclosure Process

On July 1, 2015, the Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) transitioned the Confidential Invention Disclosure Form (CIDF) to a web based disclosure system (Inventor Portal) for disclosing inventions to the CURF office for commercial evaluation and processing. Through Inventor Portal the Inventor(s) will be able to save and edit the CIDF and upload supporting documents, photos, designs, etc., prior to …

New Program Funds Five Clemson Technologies for Commercialization

The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) awarded funding to five Clemson researchers to further develop their Clemson technologies through a newly established program, the CURF Technology Maturation Fund. “The CURF Technology Maturation Fund is unlike any other source of funding available to Clemson faculty,” said Casey Porto, executive director of CURF. “This funding supports the last critical step that will …

Clemson Research Takes Medical Test to Next Level

Greenville Online, May 24, 2015 Clemson University researchers say they have developed a new way to test urine that could help diagnose diseases in the future. Urine is the easiest of the body fluids to sample, said Ken Marcus, professor of chemistry. Unlike blood tests, no needles are required. But because there is so much salt in urine, it’s difficult …

New Material could Boost Batteries’ Power, Help Power Plants

You’re going to have to think very small to understand something that has the potential to be very big. A team of researchers, including Kyle Brinkman of Clemson University, developed a material that acts as a superhighway for ions. The material could make batteries more powerful, change how gaseous fuel is turned into liquid fuel and help power plants burn …