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Top students lauded in awards ceremony

Friday April 12, 2019

Some of the best and brightest students in the Clemson University College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences were lauded Thursday in an awards ceremony at the Madren Conference Center. Family, friends and faculty members clapped for students as they accepted Tiger paw-emblazoned plaques and then posed for photos with the college’s dean, Anand Gramopadhye. […]


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Sarah Sandler heads to graduation as a published researcher and world traveler

Monday April 08, 2019

Sarah Sandler has conducted research in two countries, presented her findings to an international audience and seen her work published in a peer-reviewed journal. The list sounds like the accomplishments of a graduate student, but the Clemson University senior is still a month away from claiming her Bachelor of Science in materials science and engineering. […]


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Igor Luzinov awarded Kentwool Distinguished Professorship in Natural Fibers

Monday February 18, 2019

Igor Luzinov of Clemson University Monday became the first recipient of the Kentwool Distinguished Professorship in Natural Fibers, an honor named for a 176-year-old textile company that remains committed to innovation and excellence in natural fibers, specifically wool. A $250,000 gift from Kentwool in 2009 enabled Clemson to receive a matching gift from the lottery-funded SmartState program creating the endowment that made the professorship possible. Kentwool is headquartered in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, and has a 135,000-square-foot yarn production plant in Pickens County.


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Kyle Brinkman named chair of the department of materials science and engineering

Monday February 18, 2019

A Clemson University alumnus who traveled the world and worked at Savannah River National Lab before returning to his alma mater as an associate professor is taking the helm of a department that plays a central role in one of the university’s research priorities. Kyle Brinkman is the new chair of the materials science and engineering department, the academic home to about 260 students and 17 faculty members. The appointment takes effect March 1.


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Grants to nurture Clemson technology development

Thursday January 31, 2019

The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) has announced seven researchers will receive Technology Maturation Fund grants to support the last critical step in technology development. The projects supported by this fund include prototype and minimal viable product development, bench-to-scale-up activities to generate material samples for application testing, beta field testing and pre-clinical studies.


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Kai He’s research published in Advanced Materials

Thursday January 10, 2019

Kai He, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, recently had some research published in the journal Advanced Materials. The title of the paper is “Lithium-Ion Batteries: Atomic-Scale Observation of Electrochemically Reversible Phase Transformations in SnSe2 Single Crystals.” The research could help lead to batteries that charge faster, hold their charge longer and have […]


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Amir Poursaee awarded Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

Thursday January 03, 2019

Amir Poursaee of Clemson University was selected for the Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers in recognition of his scientific work. The fellowship will allow him to carry out one year of research with the corrosion group at the Max-Planck Institute for Iron Research in Dusseldorf, Germany, where his host will be Michael Rohwerder. The […]


Kostya Kornev

Dr. Konstantin Kornev received the Founder’s Award of the Fiber Society. The Founder’s Award recognizes and honors Fiber Society Members who have made outstanding contributions to the science, engineering, and technology of fibers, fiber-based products, and fibrous materials. Dr. Kornev is the 11th recipient of this very selective award for his contribution in materials science dealing with fundamentals of fiber/liquid interactions and fibrous materials of insects. 

He dedicated His award to the memory of Prof. Robert Work, the discoverer of super contraction of the spider silk and the pioneer of materials science of spider silks.

Luiz Jacobsohn

Dr. Luiz Jacobsohn has been awarded the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences Dean’s Professorship.  This is a three-year award which recognizes Luiz’s sustained record of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service to the College.

SHPE Students

Materials Science & Engineering student Victoria Galway and other CECAS students attended the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers National Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Students were able to attend professional developement workshops and a large career fair. The faculty advisor for SHPE is Dr. Luiz Jacobsohn.

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