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Steven C. Brandon, Ph.D.

Dr. Steven BrandonSenior Lecturer
Career Development Coordinator

General Engineering
B-05 Holtzendorff Hall, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634

Phone: (864) 656-2542

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  • Ph.D., Food Technology
    Clemson University
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering
    Clemson University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering
    Clemson University

Courses Taught

  • ENGR 1050/1060 (regular and Honors) - Introduction to engineering, problem solving, analysis using Excel
  • ENGR 1070/1080/1090 (regular and Honors) - Engineering problem solving using Matlab
  • ENGR 1900/2900 - Creative Inquiry research

Professional Activities

  • Member, Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society
  • Faculty Advisor, Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society
  • Chairman, Greenville Section, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Research interests (including Creative Inquiry projects)

Primary Expertise: membrane separations in food processing applications; I have run a CI project on improving performance of a solar oven.

Selected Publications

Work Experience

  • Lecturer (General Engineering, Clemson University)
  • Engineering Consultant (Clemson, SC)
  • Senior Applications Engineer (Graver Technologies, Inc., Seneca, SC)
  • Applications Engineer (DuPont Separation Systems, Glasgow, DE and Seneca, SC)
  • Engineer (SeparaSystems LP, Santa Clara, CA)
  • Engineer (CARRE, Inc., Seneca, SC)
  • Research Asst. (Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University)
  • Teaching Asst. (Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University)

US Patents

  • No. 5,043,069 "Filtration Device having Hardened Gum Formed-in-Place Membranes"
  • No. 5,308,494 "Method for Improving Filter Efficiency"