The 2018-19 winner of the Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievements In Research, is the Ernest R. Norville Endowed Chair and Professor of Bioengineering and Professor of Oral Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina, Hai Yao. Yao is working to advance the biomechanical function, degeneration and regeneration of skeletal systems, specifically the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Yao’s group established the first multi-scale TMJ model, integrating joint imaging and kinematics, tissue mechanics, cell metabolism, and genetics, to determine the path of normal TMJ remodeling or degeneration. He is serves on the committee for a consensus study on TMJ disorders at the National Academy of Medicine.
Emil Alexov, a professor in the department of physics and astronomy, has received the 2018 Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research, one of the highest honors for a faculty researcher at Clemson University.
The Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievements in Research was presented to Mashrur Chowdhury, Eugene Douglas Mays Professor of Transportation and professor of civil engineering, automotive engineering and computer science. Chowdhury leads the Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility. Researchers at the center will focus on improving mobility of people and goods.
The Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievements in Research was presented to Thomas Britt in the Department of Psychology. Britt has published 70 empirical articles since his arrival here at Clemson, as well as nine books and 40 book chapters. Dr. Britt has 11 different papers that have been cited at least 100 times.
The Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievements in Research was presented to Joseph Kolis in the Department of Chemistry. Kolis’ group studies the synthesis and chemistry of novel inorganic compounds with unusual structures and properties. The group is particularly interested in chemistry under very unusual reaction conditions, such as with very high temperatures and pressures, or in exotic solvents.
Dr. Linda Gambrell, Eugene T. Moore School of Education
The 2014 Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievements in Research was awarded to Linda Gambrell, Distinguished Professor of Education in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education who teaches graduate and undergraduate literacy courses. She has served as a consultant in the area of reading and literacy development throughout the Unites States and internationally, and also serves as an expert for Scholastic Inc. and ePals. From 1999 to 2006, she was the director of the School of Education at Clemson.
Dr. Charng-Hsein Juang, Civil Engineering
The Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research was presented to Dr. Charng-Hsein Juang in Civil Engineering. Juang’s research is in geotechnical engineering, which is the branch of civil engineering that focuses on the behavior of earth materials, such as rock and soil. His most recent research is on liquefaction — the loss of soil stability — caused by earthquakes. Another current research project involves the development of a new robust geotechnical design methodology, which could lead to improvements in deep excavation projects in congested, urban areas. Dr. Juang is the Co-Editor in Chief for Engineering Geology, an international journal. Click here to learn more about Juang’s work.
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