Clemson Division of Research

Dec. 2019: Proper Planning is Crucial to be Successful

Tanju Karanfil

As this semester comes to a close, I want to congratulate you on your successes this past year. Our research enterprise continues to post strong growth, with annual competitive expenditures topping $100 million for the first time. Read more about the state of Clemson research in my latest report to the Board of Trustees here. […]

A Note on International Research from Provost Bob Jones and Vice President for Research Tanju Karanfil

Dear Colleagues, The federal government is increasingly concerned with attempts from foreign governments to unduly influence and exploit U.S.-funded research and is taking steps to protect our research integrity and intellectual capital. International research engagements support the free exchange of ideas that has been central to our successes in scholarship and discovery, but we must […]

September 2019: Welcome Back!

Tanju Karanfil

  I hope you had a restful summer break following what was a very productive year for our research enterprise. During Fiscal Year 2019, we achieved two key goals of our ClemsonForward strategic plan: Our Carnegie R1 status among the nation’s most active research universities was confirmed. Our competitive research expenditures (Fund 20) topped $100 […]

Introducing an easier way to manage research safety

The Division of Research rolled out a new digital solution from BioRAFT that makes it easier for faculty, staff and students to complete safety training, inventory chemicals and other materials, track safety equipment, and complete other safety tasks. This secure, intuitive online platform provides automated reminders to help faculty complete safety tasks quickly and return to their research. BioRAFT replaces the current method […]

May 2019: The High Value of Research Integrity

Duke University’s ground-breaking $112 million settlement of a False Claims Act lawsuit underscores the high stakes of research integrity and raises important questions for research institutions. On what basis is a university responsible for misconduct committed by one individual? By what measures can universities practically monitor the conduct of research to prevent falsification or fabrication […]

Research Safety announces new employees

Samuel Forrest

The Office of Research Safety announced the addition of Samuel Forrest as hazardous materials specialist and Laura (Yan) Ye as health and safety specialist. For the past 6 years, Sam served as a Health and Safety Specialist at the Innovation Campus and Technology Park in Anderson and other assigned Upstate facilities, providing support in laboratory and […]

Feb. 2019: A Big Win for Clemson Research

Tanju Karanfil

Hours after winning his second national championship in three years, Coach Dabo Swinney said he couldn’t wait for his first team meeting as the Tigers prepare for next season. His desire for continued greatness inspires me, and I hope it inspires you too. Like Coach Swinney, I am excited for the future and I am […]

R-Initiatives showing impact; More awards announced

One of the early R-Initiative Recipients, Brygg Ullmer, chair of the university’s Human-Centered Computing Division, received additional external funding from the National Science Foundation to develop a customizable, hands-on virtual reality and advanced display system, pictured.

The first recipients of R-Initiative grants administered by the Division of Research in 2017 have secured an additional $2.5 million in external funding, have two book proposals in press and six manuscripts under review, have written four peer-reviewed journal articles and eight book chapters, have submitted 17 conference papers and presentations, and have held one juried […]

Clemson research facilities get big boost

Electron Microscope Facility

Clemson University is adding new advanced equipment to three of its high-tech research facilities – the Electron Microscopy Facility, the Light Imaging Facility and the Micro Fabrication Facility. The news tools will be used by Clemson researchers from numerous fields, as well as private industry, to fuel innovation for the advanced materials, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, […]

Applications now accepted for more R-Initiative grants

The Division of Research is now accepting applications for grants under the Faculty SUCCEEDS and Major Research Instrumentation programs. These are two of six R-Initiative programs created to spur research activity at Clemson and open new opportunities for faculty. In the last two years, the university has invested more than $3 million through its R-Initiative programs […]

Nov. 2018: Exploring opportunities to collaborate

Tanju Karanfil

Did you know one of the few places in the Southeast where university scientists can print circuit boards is at a Clemson University campus in Blackville, about 30 miles southeast of Aiken? At Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center, sensor engineer Joe Maja is able to rapidly design, print and test circuit boards for emerging […]

More funding available through R-Initiatives

The Division of Research will accept applications in the fall and spring for funding under the Clemson R-Initiative programs. In the last two years, these programs have invested more than $3 million in projects involving 161 faculty members from 36 departments representing each college. Submission dates have changed from previous years; additional details are below. […]