Clemson University Core Incentivized Access (CU-CIA)







The Clemson University Core Incentivized Access initiative (CU-CIA) provides credits for use of core research facilities to enhance the probability of obtaining extramural funding for new projects. These facilities (Clemson Light Imaging Facility, Clemson Electron Microscope Facility, Clemson University Micro Fabrication Facility, Godley-Snell Research Center, Aquatic Animal Research Laboratory, and High Performance Computing) offer cutting-edge technologies, high-end instrumentation, technical support and educational services.

The Division of Research has established CU-CIA grants to increase awareness of the available core facilities and leverage their services to increase research activities at Clemson University.

2022 Call for Proposals - Submit by Nov. 22, 2021 for Round 1 or April 13, 2022 for Round 2



2019 CU-CIA Award Recipients

Project Team Department Facility(s) used
Alexis Stamatikos Food, Nutrition and Packaging Clemson Light Imaging Facility and the Godley-Snell Research Center
Rodrigo Martinez-Duarte Mechanical Engineering Clemson Light Imaging Facility and Electron Microscopy Facility
Prasad Rangaraju Civil Engineering Electron Microscopy Facility
Susan Chapman Biological Sciences Godley-Snell Research Center
Dan Simionescu Bioengineering Godley-Snell Research Center
Agneta Simionescu Bioengineering
Eric Patterson Genetics and BioChemistry Godley-Snell Research Center and the Electron Microscopy Facility
Feng Ding Physics and Astronomy Electron Microscopy Facility
Congyue Peng Genetics and Biochemistry

2018 CU-CIA Award Recipients

Project Team Department Facility(s) used
Jianbo Gao Physics Electron Microscopy Facility and Micro Fabrication Facility
Kai He Materials Science & Engineering Electron Microscopy Facility and Micro Fabrication Facility
Garrett Pataky Mechanical Engineering Electron Microscopy Facility
Marian Kennedy Materials Science & Engineering
Apparao Rao Physics Electron Microscopy Facility
Jessica Kelly Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Electron Microscopy Facility
Olin Mefford Materials Science & Engineering Electron Microscopy Facility
Chris Kitchens Chemical Engineering Electron Microscopy Facility
Lisa Bain Biological Sciences Clemson Light Imaging Facility
Yanzhang (Charlie) Wei Biological Sciences Clemson Light Imaging Facility
Julia Kerrigan Plant & Environmental Sciences Clemson Light Imaging Facility
Ezra Cates Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences Clemson Light Imaging Facility
Tzuen-Rong Tzeng Biological Sciences Godley-Snell Research Center
Olin Mefford Materials Science & Engineering