Clemson Division of Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Research Advisory Board proudly announce the creation of the Researcher of the Year award to recognize the accomplishments of our outstanding faculty members. The Research Advisory Board will select one senior and one junior faculty member to receive this recognition annually. Recipients will receive a $5,000 award. Each College should […]

RSVP by Oct. 25 for Nov. 1 info session on CAREER Development Academy

The Office of Research Development (ORD) within the Division of Research will again be offering its CAREER Development Academy, which guides faculty participants step-by-step to construct a competitive NSF CAREER proposal. Spanning January to July 2019, the Academy comprises workshops presented by former NSF program officers, ORD personnel, CAREER awardees, and external consultants, complemented by small-group writing sessions, peer-review activities, and one-on-one coaching. There will be […]

Office of Research Safety hires four employees

Office of Research Safety hires four employees The Office of Research Safety has hired Laura He as lab safety specialist, Jeff Anthony as industrial hygienist, Chris Weber as chemical and lab safety manager, and Ayman Seliman as assistant radiation safety officer.  Laura He earned a master’s degree in plant physiology from Shanxi Agricultural University in […]

Clemson expands Electron Microscopy Facility with new equipment

Clemson University has installed state-of-the-art combined X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES) equipment at the multi-user Electron Microscopy Facility (EMF) in the AMRL building at Clemson University Research Park. This capability has been highly sought by Clemson researchers working on advanced materials, bio-materials, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, digital and information technology and environmental […]

Clemson invests $1.9M in R-Initiatives

Clemson University associate professor of plant and environmental sciences Christopher Saski (left) is among the recipients of this year

The Division of Research has awarded nearly $1.9 million through its R-Initiative programs to support projects involving 67 faculty members from 27 departments. The funding fosters cross-disciplinary, team-focused research and lays a foundation for future success with support for faculty and infrastructure investments to make that work possible. “The R-Initiative proposals were competitive and we […]

CURF adds two team members

Alan Alfano

The Clemson University Research Foundation welcomes Dr. Alan Alfano and Clarissa Williams to its team. Alan will be working as a technology commercialization officer (TCO) with Clemson inventors on biomedical, bioengineering, and life sciences technologies, among others. Clarissa will serve as CURF marketing manager, working to help CURF launch new marketing initiatives. Alan completed a dual […]

Project Based Pay Confirmation Process to soon replace the CLEAR effort reporting system 

Beginning mid-August 2018, principal investigators (PI’s) and faculty of sponsored projects awarded to Clemson University will see an improved method of verifying pay charged toward sponsored project and federal land grant activities. The new system, Sponsored Compensation Verification System, incorporates the exceptional feedback received by our project team from faculty, staff, and current certifiers of […]

Funding available for equipment, hiring research faculty

Laine Mears, the BMW SmartState Chair in Automotive Manufacturing, was one of the recipients of a Clemson Research Fellows grant last fiscal year.

The Division of Research is accepting applications for grants to assist in the purchase of major research equipment or in the hiring of research faculty and post-doctoral researchers. Funding is available through the Clemson Research Fellows and Clemson Major Research Instrumentation programs, two of four R-Initiative funding opportunities available this semester to spur collaborative research and boost […]

Webinar to detail NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers program

The University Industry Demonstration Partnership, of which Clemson University is a member, hosts a free webinar at 1 p.m. Thursday to introduce university faculty to opportunities available via the National Science Foundation’s Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers program. Preliminary proposals for the NSF program are due in April, so register for this webinar and get started. […]

Recognizing Clemson’s highest-achieving faculty

A new faculty award developed by the Research Advisory Board will celebrate faculty members who have received national and international recognition at the highest level. The Advisory Board, consisting of representatives from each college and the University Libraries, has been working with Tanju Karanfil, vice president for research, to develop a mechanism to induct the […]

CURF names executive director

Chris Gesswein

A seasoned business executive and product-development professional has been tapped to lead the Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF). As CURF executive director, Chris Gesswein is charged with commercializing innovative Clemson technology and intellectual property and nurturing private-sector partnerships that will advance scientific discovery at Clemson and support economic growth. Gesswein, who joined CURF in 2014 […]

Funding available to hire research faculty, postdocs

The Division of Research will award grants through the Clemson Research Fellows program to assist faculty, academic departments, centers and institutes in the hiring and training of qualified research faculty and post-doctoral researchers. Applications are due April 18 and awards will be announced May 31. Full details are available online. Through Clemson Research Fellows, researchers […]