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 an ...

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 opportunities, ...

Sept. 2020: Extraordinary work during the COVID-19 pandemic

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

This fiscal year, Clemson University faculty collectivity submitted $734 million in research proposals, a 23 percent increase from the prior year. Your productivity in the months on-campus access was limited was extraordinary. As you juggled online instruction, uncertain funding guidelines, childcare, remote working and many more matters that I’m sure I am forgetting, you did not ...

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 ...

Lapidas joins Industry Contracts team

photo of Adam Lapidas

Adam Lapidas joined the Office of Industry Contracts as a contracts associate. He will be working with the Industry Contracts team to review proposals to industry and negotiate sponsored research and other research-related agreements with industry. Prior to joining Clemson, Lapidas served as the contracts officer in the Office of Research Administration at East Carolina University.  Prior ...

Tyndall named director of research compliance

Robin Tyndall

Experienced university compliance officer Robin Tyndall has joined Clemson University as director of the Office of Research Compliance. Before joining Clemson, Tyndall worked as director of Research Protections at Appalachian State University, where she served as administrator of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and the Institutional Biosafety Committee ...