January 2017: Top Stories from the Clemson University College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
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January: Top Stories from the College
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Clemson to play leadership roles in $253-million plan to use more robots in advanced manufacturing

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Clemson engineers involved in $70-million biopharmaceutical institute

A team of researchers at Clemson University is part of a new national institute aimed at advancing the United States’ leadership in the biopharmaceutical industry. Bioengineering Professor Sarah W. Harcum is the Clemson site director for this initiative. MORE>>

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Research could help revolutionize transportation

Civil Engineering Professor Mashrur “Ronnie” Chowdhury is leading the new Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility. With a $1.4-millon starter grant, researchers plan to focus on finding new ways to improve the mobility of people and goods by examining how the emerging “Internet of Things” applies to transportation. MORE>>

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Simulator could help improve treatment for dialysis patients

Joseph Singapogu, a research assistant professor in bioengineering, is building and testing a simulator that could revolutionize how dialysis nurses and technicians are trained. MORE>>

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Adam Hoover and team seek to make pedometers more accurate

Adam Hoover, a professor in the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is leading an effort to build a publicly available database for evaluating pedometer performance. MORE>>

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Facemask research aims to stop head injuries

John DesJardins, an associate professor of bioengineering and director of the Laboratory of Orthopaedic Design and Engineering, is part of a team of Clemson University researchers working to make football safer by creating a facemask that can help reduce the severity of head injuries. MORE>>

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Clemson senior Joey Wilson named Schwarzman Scholar, headed to China

Clemson University senior Joey Wilson, who is majoring in bioengineering and global studies, has been named a Schwarzman Scholar. This prestigious scholarship will send 129 men and women from 30 countries to study for one year at Tsinghua University in Beijing. MORE>>

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Srikanth Pilla of Clemson University wins top award from SAE International

SAE International has presented its Forest R. McFarland Award to Srikanth Pilla, an assistant professor at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research. The honor recognizes the work he has done to disseminate technical information. MORE>>

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Ballato elected IEEE Fellow

John Ballato, professor of materials science and engineering and Sirrine Endowed Chair of Optical Fiber, has been elevated to Fellow of the professional organization IEEE. MORE>>

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Crowd packs Fluor Study Hall for ribbon-cutting

PEER and WISE, two programs that have been credited with making a difference for thousands of students, celebrated the opening of the new Fluor Study Hall. Distinguished guests included Ken Smith of Fluor Corp. and Clemson University President James P. Clements. MORE>> | PHOTOS>>

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Brad Putman named interim associate dean in college

Brad Putman is the new interim associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. He is a Clemson graduate who went on to become a faculty member, researcher and administrator at his alma mater. MORE>>

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Clemson University awarded more than 1,300 degrees at graduation ceremonies

December’s graduation, the first ceremony held in the refurbished Littlejohn Coliseum,
saw over 340 College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences graduates walk across the stage. Some 213 received bachelor’s degrees, 97 walked away with master’s degrees, and 32 were awarded their doctorates. MORE>>

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Gambles are a sure thing

Jason and Hesha Nesbitt Gamble are stand-out licensed professional engineering alumni who found their route to Clemson by way of high school internships, which also set into motion a path to each other. MORE>>

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Class Notes

Michael Corley, 2004
BS in Industrial Engineering
 
James Dean, 2003
BS in Mechanical Engineering
 
J.P. Michaud, 2000
BS in Biosystems Engineering

MORE CLASSMATES>>

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From the Dean

As you probably know, Clemson’s new year started with a great National Championship win. In keeping with the celebratory atmosphere on campus, this edition highlights faculty and student champions who are making their presence felt on the national level.
 
Our professors are involved in exciting collaborative work with teams from across the country.  They’re working in advanced manufacturing, biopharmaceuticals, transportation, sports medicine and bioinformatics – focus areas that are affecting the quality of life for everyone. There are stories here about a faculty member who’s been elevated to the rank of Fellow in IEEE, and one of our bioengineering seniors who is headed to China as a Schwarzman Scholar.
 
We're proud of our academic champions, who are making a difference and having a transformative impact. I’ll close with what has become the ubiquitous campus quote “Go Tigers!” We wish you and your loved ones a Great 2017! 

Sincerely,

Anand Gramopadhye, Dean
College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

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