Top Stories from the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
Top Stories from the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
Pictured left to right, Jennifer Briglio, Arabella Hunter and Grant Wilkins

Three CECAS students receive Goldwater Scholarship

Jennifer Briglio, Arabella Hunter and Grant Wilkins are winning the highly competitive national award, which goes to students who have the potential to advance research in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.

Pictured from left: Nicholas Deas, Miranda Grice, Venkata

Three students and four alumni win prestigious fellowships from National Science Foundation

Venkata “Anish” Chaluvadi, Nicholas Deas, Miranda Grice, Andrew Bell, Robert Falconer, Hayden Pagendarm and Erin Shappell were selected for the foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Luiz Jacobsohn uses an aparatus in his lab.

The future glows with possibilities for Luiz Jacobsohn

Jacobsohn, an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was selected to receive the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award and will soon be headed to Belgium’s Ghent University to study persistent phosphors with Philippe Smet, a leading scholar in the field.

A group photo of the winning team from the ACC design contest.

Bioengineering team wins second place in ACC design contest

The team collaborated with bioengineering design mentors and neurosurgeons at Prisma Health to invent a device, named the CatheSure, that detects hydrocephalus shunt malfunctions in children.

A headshot of Benjamin Lawler

Benjamin Lawler recognized for preparing engineers to meet society’s challenges

Lawler, an associate professor of automotive engineering, has won the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from SAE International.

The winners of the Design-A-Thon competition stand for a group photo.

Sustainable restaurant, ‘Eden,’ wins annual Clemson Design-a-thon competition

The idea for Eden took first place in Clemson Design-a-thon, a student-run competition hosted by the Clemson Grand Challenge Scholars and sponsored by the College of Engineering Computing and Applied Sciences and the Watt Family Innovation Center.

A headshot of Kathryn Peruski.

Positive Energy

Kathryn Peruski was a Ph.D. student under Brian Powell, Fjeld Professor in Nuclear Environmental Engineering and Science, when she co-authored two papers on safe disposal of neptunium, a type of nuclear waste. Both papers were featured on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science website.

Professor Jeff Anker works with two students in his lab.

Clemson University professor Jeff Anker named Fulbright scholar

Anker, a chemistry and bioengineering professor, has received a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant to conduct research and teach in Finland.

Headshot of John Ballato

John Ballato receives one of glass science’s top international awards

John Ballato, the J. E. Sirrine Endowed Chair of Optical Fiber, has won the 2022 George W. Morey Award in recognition of his innovations in the field of glass science and technology.

A headshot of Rajendra Bordia.

Rajendra Bordia among winners of Champion H. Mathewson Award

Bordia, the George J. Bishop, III Endowed Chair in Ceramic and Materials Engineering, co-authored a paper that led to the award.

A headshot of Malik Balogun.

Meet the next generation of leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs

The most recently featured students include: Malik Balogun, Ricardo García Cárcamo, Julio Rodriguez, Michael T. Clarke, Kelli McCourt, Gabe Cutter, Connor Parker, Abby Boyd and Stephanie Damas.

Give Day 2022: April 20
April 2022

From the Dean

In just a few weeks, graduates in the Class of 2022 will cross a stage at Littlejohn Coliseum to collect their diplomas. A significant part of their educational journey took place while the world grappled with COVID-19. That they made it to the graduation stage is a wonderful testament to their resilience.

As graduation nears, several students are learning they have received prestigious honors and awards. Three from the College received the Goldwater Scholarship, and two current students and five alumni from the college were selected for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). I congratulate Goldwater Scholars Jennifer Briglio, Arabella Hunter and Grant Wilkins and GRFP recipients Nicholas Deas, Miranda Grice, Venkata “Anish” Chaluvadi, Andrew Bell, Robert Falconer, Hayden Pagendarm and Erin Shappell. Each underscores why graduates of the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences are in high demand: We do more than teach technical skills. We are creating leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs of the future.

Several faculty members have also distinguished themselves this past academic year, underlining the high level of scholarship and hard work they bring to the college. Two have received Fulbright awards that will allow them to collaborate with some of the world’s best researchers in their fields and then share their knowledge with their students and colleagues. We are also featuring faculty members who have been recognized for excellence in teaching and research. These honors not only provide individuals with well-deserved recognition but also help raise the College’s national and international reputation.

You are a crucial part of our success. We need the support of our alumni and friends to help ensure students will be well equipped to thrive beyond graduation and to recruit and retain high-achieving faculty. The best way to offer assistance is to click the “Make a Gift” tab at the bottom of the screen and donate what you can. Every little bit helps and is much appreciated. We also hope you will join us for Give Day, which is Wednesday, April 20. This annual 24-hour fund-raising campaign rallies and unites the Clemson Family, while celebrating its generosity. To learn more, go to the Give Day website.

Thank you, and happy spring,


Anand K. Gramopadhye, Dean

IDEAS Monthly is published by the PROMO Office in Clemson University’s College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. Contact the team with feedback or story suggestions.
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