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The Institute for Engaged Aging aims to discover, develop and disseminate best practices for engaged aging through research, education and community outreach. Institute initiatives will enable older adults to be engaged in family and community living regardless of their social, economic, or health status. Faculty Associates represent all colleges at Clemson University and also external agencies such as hospitals and rehabilitation centers. Research, educational programs and community outreach generated through the Institute are critical to meet the needs of a diverse older adult population in

the state and region as it experiences rapid growth due to the aging of indigenous citizens and the in-migration of retirees. Between 2000 and 2010, the elderly population increased by 30.2% in South Carolina, outpacing elderly population growth in the nation (10.7%) and the South (19.7%). Census estimates predict that the number of adults 65 and older is expected to double to almost 20 percent of the U.S. population by 2030 and, in South Carolina, the percentage will be even greater at 22 percent — which reflects its leading rate of growth of those over 65.

IEA Faculty Associate Spotlight

Dr. Kapil Chalil Madathil, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering

Dr. Kapil Chalil Madathil, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Industrial EngineeringDr. Kapil Chalil Madathil, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, is known for his expertise in a diversity of fields ranging from advanced manufacturing to social media safety. He specializes in the application of human factors engineering to the design and operation of human-computer systems in complex environments involving rich interactions between people and technology. Currently, he is active in the application of these principles to the healthcare and advanced manufacturing domains. Dr. Chalil Madathil was recently named the Wilfred P. Tiencken Endowed Assistant Professor in recognition of his work. Read More

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