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Dustin Albright

As a founding member of Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute, Albright’s work contributes to wood-based construction materials’ design advancements. His research focuses on different applications of prefabricated light-framing and mass timber systems, including those with cross-laminated timber.

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Amy Apon

A leader in her field, Apon explores the performance, improvement and evaluation of parallel and distributed systems, and utilizes various cloud-computing architectures in order to solve important scientific and industry-related problems.

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Kimberly Baker

Whether it’s food safety, shelf stability or the creation of nutrition fact panels, Baker’s expertise in food science, nutrition and the culinary arts addresses food safety from a unique scientific and health-conscious perspective – without sacrificing flavor.

John Ballato

Optical fibers are used in a growing range of applications central to modern life from communications, defense and medicine. Ballato has spent his career researching fiber optic development by looking at materials and how they influence light.

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Eric Benson

While many insects are beneficial, they’re typically not wanted anywhere you commonly frequent. At Clemson, Benson has dedicated his life to figuring out how to control these unwelcome intruders, studying the insects invading the places we live, work and play.

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Neil Burton

By keeping his finger on the pulse of national and global job markets and the professional aspirations of today’s college students, Neil Burton equipped his team to deliver the best career services in the nation through helping Clemson students achieve their goals after graduation.

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Delphine Dean

Dean works to impact health care through basic and applied science. She has established Clemson’s first high-complexity CLIA-certified clinical diagnostics lab on campus, which can run up to 9,000 COVID PCR saliva-based tests per day.

David Clayton

With experience in higher ed., industry and public service, Clayton can speak to trends in advanced STEM education, economic and workforce development. His work spans public-private partnership development, corporate engagement, business development, market research, financial services, transportation and nuclear engineering.

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Andrea Feeser

Feeser’s research into the histories of place and community with respect to intertwined cultures and environments has had global impact, redefining perceptions from the tourism industry in Hawaii to colonial indigo production and use in the American South.

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Thomas O’Halloran

O’Halloran measures the emissions of gases like methane, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide released by soil, and the exchange of carbon, water and energy between the Earth’s surface and the atmosphere. He’s also helped create a global map measuring the cooling effect forests have.

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Technology is changing how the world does business, and manufacturing is no exception. Johnson stays ahead of trends through research on topics ranging from robotics and virtual reality to artificial intelligence and lightweight materials.

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Shontavia Johnson

An expert in digital brand building, intellectual property law and entrepreneurship, Johnson is a recognized leader throughout the country. She has led national discussions about the science of going viral, digital literacy, patents and Black inventors.

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Roy Jones

The visionary behind Call Me MISTER®, Jones has grown the program into a nationally renowned model. Today it serves more than 33 colleges and universities across 10 states and has more than 600 program participants driving change in the classroom.

Robin Kowalski

Social media, gaming and other online communications have benefits, but when these platforms are used to bully others, people young and old can feel they are unable to escape bullying behavior. Kowalski studies how bullying and cyberbullying overlap, what motivates this behavior and what parents and educators can do to mitigate the negative effects of bullying and cyberbullying.

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Stephen Kresovich

Genetic diversity of crops can aid food security, improve human health and provide cropping systems sustainability. By exploring genetics, Kresovich seeks to understand how traits impact plants’ resilience and nutrition to advance agriculture.

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Patricia Layton

Pat Layton, forestry professor and WU+D director, explores mass timber construction, especially utilizing Southern yellow pine cross-laminated timber. She’s been central in policy creation and the development of several high-profile mass timber buildings in South Carolina.

Susan Limber

As a developmental psychologist with a masters in legal studies, Limber’s research and writing focuses on psychological and legal issues related to bullying among children, as well as youth participation and children’s rights.

Darren Linvill

An internationally recognized leader in the social media forensics and data monitoring field, Linvill identifies inauthentic behavior produced by troll farms and the propagation of misinformation and disinformation intended to persuade the public.

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Trudy Mackay

Mackay is one of the world’s leading authorities on the genetics of complex traits, a field of study that leads to cures for terminal illness in children, preserving the health of the elderly and restoring the health of people with drug addictions.

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Ken Marcus

With more than a dozen patents, Marcus is world-renowned in the fields of physics, chemistry and spectroscopy, and his discoveries have fueled innovations in health care, national defense, advanced materials and other industries.

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Joe Mari Maja

The use of technology to address problems in manufacturing has been widespread, and now it’s become a growing trend in agriculture. Mari Maja’s research explores how technology can be used in farming to optimize operations and provide data to assist in faster decision-making for the betterment of crops.

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Hala Nassar

Landscape architecture plays a pivotal role in the evolution of cultures, societies and the environment, especially in times of crises like a pandemic. Nassar’s understanding of landscape architecture and its effect on civilization spans history and the globe.

Chad Navis

Navis explores stakeholder mobilization, emphasizing how an entrepreneur’s language and behaviors shape stakeholders’ reactions. He also examines how processes and results are altered when entrepreneurs exhibit overconfidence and narcissism.

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Srikanth Pilla

An advanced lightweight and sustainable materials researcher within the Department of Automotive Engineering, Pilla’s experience is in high-performance advanced materials including fundamental science and material synthesis to functional prototyping and manufacturing planning.

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Jennifer Siemens

Siemens helps marketers and consumer advocates understand consumer experiences during major life transitions, how consumers might be vulnerable and what resources can be provided to help them. With an understanding of consumer behavior, her research benefits consumer welfare and quality of life as it relates to consumption.

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Craig Wallace

Wallace has spent two decades applying his knowledge in organizational psychology to deliver lifesaving strategy to businesses. He is a pioneer in high-involvement leadership, a strategy harnessing the power of teamwork by empowering employees.

V. Skye Wingate

One out of every five students reports being a victim of bullying. While the most common measure of bullying is frequency, Wingate examines and measures bullying severity by looking at its severity and intention, and its effects alongside bullying frequency.

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B.D. Wortham-Galvin

Half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and by 2050, that figure will rise to two-thirds. Wortham-Galvin has dedicated her career to finding proactive solutions to the particular problems posed by humanity’s migration to urban living.

Mary Ellen Wright

Substance use disorder is a national crisis, especially when the addict is a mother. The problem is compounded by a complex domestic situation or marginalized family. Wright explores how systems and processes address these problems, the best strategies for response and caring can be applied to aid in recovery.

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Heidi M. Zinzow

A licensed clinical psychologist and professor, Zinzow addresses risk, protective factors for trauma victimization and how to ameliorate associated mental health symptoms, focusing on developing intervention and prevention programs.

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