CU-ICAR faculty research and sponsored program awards total $4.5 million

September 4, 2013

Clemson University faculty affiliated with the automotive engineering department received almost $4.5 million in research and sponsored programs in the past year.

The 2013 annual report on the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research also shows more than 200 students enrolled this academic year in automotive engineering.

The faculty-generated awards funded 24 projects. Automotive companies currently sponsor 46% of the research. The Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research was founded in 2007.

In the past year, longtime General Motors executive Frederick M. Cartwright was hired as CU-ICAR’s executive director. His background includes work in design and development of advanced powertrains for commercial and military vehicles, management of GM’s hybrid bus program, and numerous new business-development initiatives involving other auto manufacturers.

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