Fall 2017: Top Stories from the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at Clemson
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Fall 2017: Top Stories from the Department
Tanju Karanfil

Research featured in the Journal American Water Works Association

Palmetto Cluster

Supercomputer upgrade to benefit nuclear materials research

Clemson University’s acclaimed supercomputer, the Palmetto Cluster, will be receiving a $1 million upgrade funded by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Lindsay Shuller-Nickles’ research group is a heavy user of Clemson University’s Palmetto cluster, which ranks in the top eight U.S. academic supercomputers according to the top 500 ranking. MORE>>

New Faculty

EEES welcomes new faculty in Geology and Environmental Engineering

Drs. Alex Pullen and Andrew Metcalf joined the department in August. MORE>>

Creative inquiry

Dr. Drapcho’s Creative Inquiry featured in Clemson World magazine

Dr. Caye Drapcho’s oyster reef restoration Creative Inquiry course is featured in the Summer/Fall 2017 Clemson World magazine. MORE>>

Geology of Oregon

Students experience geology of Oregon with Professor Brame

Nine students enrolled in GEOL 3700 spent two weeks in August 2017 exploring the geology of Oregon with Professor Scott Brame. They spent a week traveling south from Portland down the coast and then a week coming back north up through the Cascade Mountains.  MORE>>

New Staff

Welcome new EEES staff

Welcome the EEES department’s newest staff members– Jodi Redlinger and Susan Culbreath.  MORE>>

Dawn Montgomery

Student awarded top prize in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards

Dawn Montgomery, PhD student in Environmental Engineering and Science, was awarded a first place prize in the Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards sponsored by the US Department of Energy for her publication in the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity entitled, “The Influence of Citrate and Oxalate on 99TcVII, Cs, NpV and UVI Sorption to a Savannah River Site Soil.” MORE>>

Stephanie Hibberts

Two students awarded grants from Geological Society of America

Congratulations to students Stephanie Hibberts (Geology) and Jillian Laird (Chemical Engineering) who were awarded research grants from the Geological Society of America to support their undergraduate research. Both students are mentored by postdoctoral fellow Dr. Kelly Lazar. MORE>>

Stephanie Hibberts

EEES Graduate Student Attends United Nations Youth Assembly

Amruta Pujari, M.S. student in Environmental Engineering and Science, attended the Youth Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from August 8-12, 2017, as a UN delegate. Delegates were selected based on their contributions to sustainable development goals, and delegates were present from 110 countries. MORE>>


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