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Academic Accomplishments

Appointments

Dr. Atamturktur was appointed Assistant Vice President for Research Development at Clemson in August 2017.

Dr. Atamturktur was appointed the Director of Clemson's Office of Research Development (ORD) in August 2017. Visit the ORD here.

Dr. Atamturktur was promoted to Full Professor in August 2017.

Dr. Atamturktur was officially appointed as a Visiting Professor of the College of Civil Engineering at Tongji University. 

Dr. Sez Atamturktur was appointed as a Visiting Professor in the Applied Mechanics department at the Université de Franche-Comté in Besançon, France. 

Dr. Sez Atamturktur was promoted to Associate Professor, effective August 15, 2013. 

CU-IDEAS alumni Lei Wang accepted an offer as an Assistant Professor at Montana Tech. 

Ismail Farajpour accepted a tenure-track position at South Carolina State University. 

Jerry Luo accepted a tenure-track position at University of Akron. 


Graduation and Hooding

Lei Wang was hooded during the December graduation procession at Clemson University. 

Kendra Van Buren and Murray Fisher were hooded during the 116th graduation ceremony at Clemson University. 


Completion of Degree Requirements

Xiaoyu Hu successfully completed his doctoral degree requirements.

Aditya Prakash Kamath successfully completed his M.S. degree requirements.

Garrison Stevens successfully completed her M.S. degree requirements. 

Bobby Roper successfully completed his M.S. degree requirements.

Matthew Egeberg successfully completed his M.S. degree requirements.

Saurabh Prabhu passed his doctoral comprehensive exam. 

Parker Shields successfully completed his M.S. degree requirements. 

Ismail Farajpour successfully completed his doctoral degree requirements. 

Lei Wang successfully completed his doctoral degree requirements. 

Zhifeng Liu successfully completed his doctoral degree requirements. 

Ashley Haydock successfully defended her M.S. thesis. 

Kendra Van Buren successfully defended her doctoral dissertation. 

Murray Fisher successfully defended his doctoral dissertation. 

Zhifeng Liu successfully passed his proposal defense and comprehensive exam as part of his doctoral degree requirements.

Tun Li successfully passed his M.S. thesis defense. 

Josh Hegenderfer successfully defended his doctoral dissertation (6/8/2012). 

Ismail Farajpour successfully passed his doctoral comprehensive exam. 


Other Recognition

Dr. Atamturktur served as the guest editor for IFSA’s Sensors & Transducers journal. 

Dr. Atamturktur served as the guest editor for the The Scientific World Journal's special issue titled "Industrial Applications of Robust Structural Design and Optimization." 

Liz Wheeler was selected to join the Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School during summer 2014.