November 2021: Increasing Activity and Impact

Tanju Karanfil

As our research enterprise continues to grow, the scholarly community is increasingly recognizing the quality of your work and using your research to advance scholarship and discovery around the world. Those are the key points in my fiscal year-end report to the University’s Board of Trustees. Fiscal Year 2021 was another banner year for our […]

Remaining inspired despite challenges

Tanju Karanfil

Seeing so many colleagues and the students back on campus has really been inspiring. Though I must say, all of you involved in research at Clemson have remained inspired throughout one of the most challenging years I can remember. Consider the momentum we have maintained in fiscal year 2021: Competitive research expenditures increased 9 percent […]

Celebrating another academic year; and this time in person!

Tanju Karanfil

For the past year, I have been living my professional life through a tiny square video screen on my computer. Adjusting to Zoom was difficult at first. Feedback would ring through our speakers when we didn’t mute our microphones. We would speak at the same time and then sit awkwardly silent while waiting for the […]

February 2021: Continuing to Move ClemsonForward

Tanju Karanfil

You continue to make big news, despite the unrelenting pressures of a global health pandemic that has uprooted all of our norms. Consider a few examples of the major accomplishments I was able to report to the University’s Board of Trustees last month: The U.S. Department of Energy awarded a 10-year, $3.8 billion contract for […]

Jan. 2021: An Invitation and R-Initiative Reminder

Clemson University Vice President for Research Tanju Karanfil wearing a mask to help slow the spread of COVID-19

Last spring, we missed one of, in my opinion, the highlights of the academic year: our annual Research Symposium. I greatly enjoy the camaraderie the Symposium provides: meeting with faculty from other disciplines, sharing ideas, brainstorming, learning, celebrating our successes while game-planning for new opportunities. In addition to numerous interdisciplinary workshops, panel discussions and networking […]