Honors & Awards


Principal investigator (PI) on $2M USD of funding from US Dept. of Energy (DOE), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and US National Science Foundation (NSF). Co-PI on a further $25M USD of funding from US DoE, US EPA, US NSF, and US Department of Education.

    2023-2025: Climate Resilient Sustainable Food Production: Controlled Environment Hydroponic Agriculture with Novel Wastewater Treatment & Reuse, US National Science Foundation (NSF): 1,500,000 USD
    2022-2026: Artificially Intelligent Manufacturing Paradigm for Composites (AIM for Composites), US Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Frontiers Research Center (EFRC): 9,309,115 USD
    2022-2024: Pollution Prevention on South Carolina Chemicals Industries, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 350,000 USD
    2022-2025: An Entirely Wood Floor System Designed for Biogenic Carbon Storage, Adaptability, and End of Life De/Re/Construction, DOE Advanced Research Project Agency - energy (ARPA-e): 1,042,932 USD
    2022-2025: An Inverse Design Methodology to Fabricate Low-Cost Agile Tools for Manufacturing Lightweight Automotive Components, DOE, 4,000,000 USD
    2021-2023: Methane as a Source of Income for South Carolina Agribusinesses and Farmers: Technical and Economic Feasibility Study, Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship (ACRE): 50,000 USD
    2021-2024: Coupling Life-Cycle Impact Assessment and Risk Assessment for Sustainability-Informed Decision Making, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC): 499,859 USD
    2020-2024: Collaborative Research: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Resilience and Adaptation to Coastal Change Across Virtual Communities (C2-Virtual-C), NSF: 48,237 USD
    2020-2022: Pollution Prevention in South Carolina Metals Industries, EPA: 100,000 USD
    2019-2023: Peroxide-producing microbial fuel cells for space life support systems applications, US National Aeronautical and Space Agency (NASA): 750,000 USD
    2017-2019: Pollution Prevention (P2) through an Economy-Energy-Environment (E3) Partnership in South Carolina, EPA: 196,596 USD
    2016-2021: Industrial Assessment Center: Energy efficiency for the growing South Carolina manufacturing industries, US Dept. of Energy (DOE): 1,511,076 USD
    2016-2021: NRT-DESE: Preparing Resilient + Operationally Adaptive Communities through an Interdisciplinary Venture-based Education (PROACTIVE), NSF: 2,999,965 USD
    2016-2019: Energize! An interactive evaluation tool for disseminating complex systems information to the general public, DOE: 799,999 USD
    2015-2018: GAANN: Model Validation Analytics in Support of High-Consequence Decision Making, US Dept. of Education: 1,229,816 USD
    2015-2017: Pollution Prevention (P2) through an Economy-Energy-Environment (E3) Partnership in South Carolina, EPA: 160,000 USD
    2014-2015: A Net Energy Analysis Toolkit, Institute of Integrated Economic Research: 100,000 USD


    Sherwood, J., 2018: "Southeast Superlative" Best Student Poster Award, Georgia Environmental Conference
    Sherwood, J., 2018: William R. Heatley Jr. Award, Department of Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, Clemson University
    Sherwood, J., 2018: Honorable Mention for The Lifeblood of America, Clemson Science as Art
    Sherwood, J., 2017-2020: Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation: 138,000 USD
    Sherwood, J., 2017: Environmental Scholars Award, Department of Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, Clemson University
    Dale, M., 2015: Best Paper Award 2015, Sustainability Journal: 600 CHF
    Dale, M., 2007-2010: Keith Laugesen Scholarship, University of Canterbury: 75,000 NZD
    Dale, M., 2007-2010: International Doctoral Scholarship, University of Canterbury: 30,000 NZD