Clemson Research Fellows

The Clemson Research Fellows initiative assists faculty, academic departments, colleges, centers, and institutes in the hiring and training of qualified new research faculty and postdoctoral researchers. Researchers may be hired to promote collaborative and creative interdisciplinary activities, research, and demonstration projects with the goal of pursuing a large funding opportunity and/or building a major research program or research center. The award period for the CU FELLOWS initiative is up to two years. At the end of the award period, the position is expected to be fully supported by externally funded grants and/or the department(s)/colleges.

 


2022 Clemson Research Fellows Award Winners


CU FELLOWS: A Novel Mathematical Model of siRNA Endosomal Escape Mediated by Peptides

PI: Dr. Keisha Cook Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
Project Team:
Dr. Angela Alexander-Bryant Department of Bioengineering

CU FELLOWS: Facilitation of biotic homogenization by generalist pollinators in the Callery pear system

PI: Dr. Jessica Hartshorn Department of Forestry & Environmental Conservation
Project Team:
Dr. Matthew Koski Department of Biological Sciences

CU FELLOWS: Establishing an Interdisciplinary Resilience Village at Clemson

PI: Dr. Pamela Murray-Tuite Department of Civil Engineering
Project Team:
Dr. Thomas Sharkey Department of Industrial Engineering
Dr. Lori Dickes Department of Political Science
Dr. Thomas Britt Department of Psychology
Dr. Mark Small Department of Psychology

CU FELLOWS: Postdoctoral Fellowships in ADRD Research Dissemination

PI: Dr. Lesley Ross Department of Psychology
Project Team:
Dr. Nicole Davis Department of Psychology
Dr. Christine Phillips Department of Psychology
Dr. Kapil Madathil Department of Civil Engineering
Dr. Winifred Elyse Newman School of Architecture
Dr. Khoa Truong Department of Health Sciences
Dr. Melissa Bailey Department of Health Sciences

CU FELLOWS: Building Standardized Measures for Understanding Coordinated Social Media Information Operations across Platforms

PI: Dr. Patrick Warren Department of Economics
Project Team:
Dr. Darren Linvill Department of Communication
Dr. Hudson Smith Watt Family Innovation Center

2021 Clemson Research Fellows Award Winners


CU FELLOWS: Development of novel oncolytic microbial immunomodulators for controlling cancer development

PI: Dr. Zhicheng Dou Department of Biological Sciences
Project Team:
Dr. Yanzhang Wei Department of Biological Sciences
Dr. Daniel Whitehead Department of Chemistry

CU FELLOWS: Postdoctoral Researcher for Leveraging NSF Smart Manufacturing programs to support an NSF Future Manufacturing Research Grant and ERC proposal

PI: Dr. Laine Mears Department of Automotive Engineering
Project Team:
Dr. Marissa Shuffler Porter Department of Psychology
Dr. Danielle Herro Department of Education and Human Development
Dr. Matthew Krugh Department of Automotive Engineering

CU FELLOWS: Advancing research in coastal ecology and sustainable agroecosystems

PI: Dr. Thomas O’Halloran Department of Forestry & Environmental Conservation
Project Team:
Dr. Alex Chow Department of Forestry & Environmental Conservation
Dr. Amy Scaroni Department of Forestry & Environmental Conservation
Dr. Brian Ward Plant and Environmental Sciences
Dr. Rongzhong Ye Plant and Environmental Sciences
Dr. Raghupathy Karthikeyan Agricultural Sciences
Dr. Huan Chen Environmental Engineer ing
Dr. Barbara Campbell Biological Sciences

CU FELLOWS: Social Justice Research and Advocacy Hub – Transforming Ideas into Action

PI: Dr. Katherine Weisensee Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
Project Team:
Dr. Catherine Mobley Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
Dr. Ye Luo Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
Dr. Heather Kettrey Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
Dr. Natallia Sianko Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
Dr. Eliza Gallagher Department of Engineering and Science Education
Dr. Arelis Moore de Peralta Department of Languages
Dr. David Markus Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice

2019 Clemson Research Fellows Award Winners


CU FELLOWS: Research Initiatives in Engineering, Computing, and Applied Science Pedagogy

PI: Dr. Christopher Kitchens Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Project Team:
Dr. Brad Putman Department of Civil Engineering
Dr. Doug Hirt Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Dr. Cindy Lee Department of Engineering & Science Education

CU FELLOWS: Radiosensitive Biosensors: Towards a Consortium for In-Situ Monitoring

PI: Dr. Nicole Martinez Department of Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
Project Team:
Dr. Mark Blenner Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

CU FELLOWS: Public Humanities and African-American Life in Upstate South Carolina

PI: Dr. Lee Morrissey Department of English
Project Team:
Dr. Rhondda Robinson Thomas Department of English

CU FELLOWS: Postdoctoral Researcher for Advancing Atherosclerosis Research

PI: Dr. Alexis Stamatikos Department of Food, Nutrition, & Packaging Science

CU FELLOWS: CUSHR Embedded Postdoctoral Scholars - Collaborations in Health Innovation (Health Organizational Science)

PI: Dr. Thomas Britt Department of Psychology
Project Team:
Dr. Windsor W. Sherrill (Co-PI) Clemson University School of Health Research/ Public Health Sciences
Dr. Marissa Shuffler Department of Psychology
Dr. Donald Wiper, MD Prisma Health

CU FELLOWS: CUSHR Embedded Postdoctoral Scholars - Collaborations in Health Innovation (Health Data Analytics)

PI: Dr. Windsor W. Sherrill Clemson University School of Health Research/ Department of Public Health Sciences
Project Team:
Dr. Thomas Britt (Co-PI) Department of Psychology
Dr. Moonseong Heo Department of Public Health Sciences
Dr. Alex Ewing Prisma Health

2018 Clemson Research Fellows Award Winners


Postdoctoral Researcher in Parks and Sustainable Environments

PI: Dr. Robert Powell Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Project Team:
Dr. Matthew Brownlee Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management


CURI Postdoctoral in Visual Computing

PI: Dr. Ioannis Karamouzas School of Computing
Project Team:
Co-PI: Dr. Victory Zordan School of Computing


Enabling Industry 4.0 to Advance Clemson Composites Center

PI: Dr. Srikanth Pilla Campbell Graduate Engineering Program
Project Team:
Dr. Gang Li Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Ardalan Vahidi Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Feng Luo School of Computing
Dr. Huijuan Zhao Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Hongseok Choi Department of Mechanical Engineering


Study of Structural Dynamics and DNA Binding of FoxP Transcription Factors

PI: Dr. Hugo Sanabria Department of Physics and Astronomy
Project Team:
Dr. Weiguo Cao Department of Genetics and Biochemistry
Dr. Emil Alexov Department of Physics and Astronomy


 

Discovering Biophysical Mechanisms of Pathogenic Parasites

PI: Dr. Joshua Alper Department of Physics and Astronomy
Project Team:
Dr. Kimberly Paul Department of Genetics and Biochemistry
Dr. Lukasz Kosubowski Department of Genetics and Biochemistry


 

International Industry-Institute Collaboration

PI: Dr. Amy Lawton-Rauh Department of Genetics and Biochemistry


 

Strengthening Methods for Modeling Sorption at Solid/Water Interfaces

PI: Dr. Rachel Getman
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Project Team:
Dr. Brian Powell Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Dr. Sapna Sarupria Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Dr. Lindsey Shuller-Nickles Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences


 

Lunar Occultation Explorer Simulations

PI: Dr. Mark Leising Department of Physics and Astronomy
Project Team:
Dr. Marco Ajello Department of Physics and Astronomy
Dr. Dieter Hartmann Department of Physics and Astronomy
Dr. Lih-Sin Department of Physics and Astronomy


 

Polymersome Delivery of CRISPRBbased Therapies for Brain Diseases: Towards a Center for Nanobiopharmaceutical Systems

PI: Dr. Mark Blenner
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Project Team:
Dr. Angela Alexander-Bryant Department of Bioengineering
Dr. Jessica Kelly Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


 

A Paradigm Shift in Understanding Plutonium Solubility: Behavior of Pu Under Legacy Nuclear Waste Disposition Conditions

PI: Dr. Brian Powell Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Project Team:
Dr. Rachel Getman Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Dr. Joseph Kolis Department of Chemistry





2017 Clemson Research Fellows Award Winners


Support of Postdoctoral Researcher for Launching the Robotics Institute and Assembly Center

PI: Dr. Laine Mears Department of Automotive Engineering
Project Team:
Dr. Joshua Summers Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Venkat Krovi Department of Automotive Engineering


Anaerobic membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment: Enhanced performance through novel process improvements and low-fouling membranes

PI: Dr. Sudeep Popat Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Project Team:
Dr. David Ladner Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Dr. Gary Amy Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Dr. Scott Husson Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering