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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.


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.


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.


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 […]


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 […]


Meet a Tiger: Marek Urban

Tuesday December 18, 2018

This Tiger implements new ways of learning to prepare his students for the future. His innovative research helps him develop materials for new generations. Meet Marek Urban. Title: J.E. Sirrine Foundation endowed chair, professor of materials science and engineering and professor of chemistry Years at Clemson: Six years What I do at Clemson: My primary responsibilities […]


Lasers could take 3D printing to next level at Clemson University

Wednesday November 28, 2018

Cars that go more than 1,000 miles on a single fill-up and smartphones that can run for days without recharging are among the possibilities that could come out of a new Clemson University research project that brings together 3D printing and laser processing.

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.

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