B – Impactful!
September 3, 2020
Greetings, fellow Tigers!
Despite the challenges of the current times and the changes in higher education, Clemson’s core values, beliefs and the spirit of the Clemson Tiger remain steadfast. When we are able to join together again in the place we call “home,” we will be reminded that “there is something in these hills.”
Even while in the midst of a global pandemic, our faculty and staff have been able to continue impacting our students and conducting ground-breaking research. Rachel Getman is among those who is being recognized for her work. Getman is the first recipient of the Murdoch Family Endowed Professorship in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Getman’s research is helping lay the groundwork to create more efficient, more effective and less expensive catalysts. Larry Murdoch provided the endowment that made the professorship possible. Murdoch received his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Clemson in 1963 before going on to graduate school at Iowa State University and a successful career, first in chemical plant operations and then the engineering and construction industry. Murdoch said the quality and dedication of the faculty, led by then-Department Chair Charles Edward Littlejohn, Jr., inspired him and helped lead him to success. You can read more about the professorship, Rachel Getman and the Murdoch family here.
An engineer who has earned six patents in six years and a geneticist developing strategies to prevent tooth decay were named Researchers of the Year at Clemson University. Hai Xiao, the Samuel Lewis Bell distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, was named senior faculty researcher of the year, and Vincent Richards, associate professor of biological sciences, was named junior faculty Researcher of the Year. Xiao’s research interests focus on photonic and microwave technologies, novel devices and materials, imaging instrumentation and advanced manufacturing for applications in energy, intelligent infrastructure, clean-environment, biomedical sensing/imaging, and national security. Richards uses microbial genomics to further the understanding of the relationship between diverse microbial communities and human health. You can read more about Clemson’s Researchers of the Year here.
Left to right: Hai Xiao, the Samuel Lewis Bell distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering; Vincent Richards, associate professor of biological sciences
B – Impactful!
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As we read the headlines and watch what is unfolding at universities across the nation, it becomes more important than ever that we commit as the Clemson Family to being a part of the solution. Together, let’s write a different story for Clemson University. As always, I remind you to do your part to keep Clemson and our community safe. Wear your mask and practice social distancing. Together, we will get through these unusual times.