Clemson Division of Research

May 2020: Thank you. Hang in there. Be ready.

Tanju Karanfil

I want to thank you again for your patience and perseverance as we continue to manage a major disruption to our personal and professional lives. Your response to this unprecedented challenge has been inspiring. You have adjusted to online instruction here at Clemson, while in some cases homeschooling your children, too. You are juggling work-from-home […]

Jan. 2020: Something Special is Happening at Clemson

Tanju Karanfil

The growth in our research enterprise is being noticed. In December, President Clements was contacted by a PhD student studying higher education management at the University of Pennsylvania. The student is researching Carnegie R2 universities who achieved R1 status in 2015 and had that status reaffirmed in 2018. Clemson, of course, fits the bill. “And, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oct. 2018: Who at Clemson will lead the next major research project?

When I met Hai Yao he was a junior faculty member with a big idea, and I was the associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Engineering and Science. That was 2014. Hai wanted to establish a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) to revolutionize musculoskeletal health care. The university already […]

Sept. 2018 VPR Message: Investing in you

Welcome back to campus! I hope you had a restful summer break and are settling into the busy pace of another successful semester at Clemson University. With the rush of beginning a new semester now behind you, I hope you will take a look at several new services and resources the Division of Research has […]

June 2018: Don’t rest on past success

In the past four years, we have seen unprecedented growth in our research enterprise. Grant awards hit an all-time high of $109 million in the 2017 academic year, an astonishing 40 percent increase over a four-year period. With two months remaining in the current fiscal year, we have already exceeded last year’s totals, reaching $118 […]