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Current Faculty

John Ballato John M. Ballato

J.E. Sirrine Foundation Endowed Chair of Optical Fibers and Professor 
(864) 656-1035
jballat@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Optical and Optoelectronic Properties of Materials; Optical Fiber Fabrication; Rare-Earth Doping for Active and Passive Optical Applications

Group: https://cecas.clemson.edu/ballato/

Vincent Blouin Vincent Blouin

Associate Professor, Joint Appointment with Architecture
(864) 656-5352
vblouin@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Materials; Mechanical Engineering; Modeling of Structural and Thermal Systems


Rajendra Bordia Rajendra K Bordia

George J. Bishop, III Chair Professor of Ceramics and Materials Engineering

(864) 656-5228
rbordia@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Ceramics for Extreme Environment, and for Energy Conservation and Storage; Multilayered Ceramics, Ceramic Coatings; Porous Ceramics; Ceramic Composites; Molecular Precursor-Derived Nanostructured  Ceramics

Kyle S. Brinkman Kyle S. Brinkman

Professor and Department Chair
(864) 656-1405
ksbrink@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Ceramics; Fuel Cells; Energy Materialsincluding Ionic Conduction; Nuclear Materials and Experimental Thermodynamics of Materials

Group: https://cecas.clemson.edu/ceramicmaterials4energy/


Philip Brown Philip J. Brown

Swetenburg Professor
(864) 656-6072
pjb@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Polymer Membranes; Textile Chemistry; Photonic Fibers; Spinning, Electrospinning of Fibers; Melt Spinning of Multi-Component Materials; Dyeing & Finishing

Stephen Foulger Stephen H. Foulger

Gregg-Graniteville Endowed Chair and Professor
Director of COMSET
(864) 656-1045
foulger@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Polymer Physics; Multifunctional Materials; Optical and Optoelectronic Properties of Materials; Colloid Synthesis; Intrinsically Conductive Polymers; Biomedical Contrast Colloids; Protein Separation Nanoparticles; Photodynamic Therapy Nanoparticles

Group: http://tahoe.clemson.edu


Kai He Kai He

Assistant Professor
(864) 656-9717
kaihe@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Transmission Electron Microscopy; In-Situ Microscopy/Spectroscopy/holography; Multifinction nanomaterials; Energy Conservation and Storage; Quantum Materials

Group: https://cecas.clemson.edu/helab/

Luiz G. Jacobsohn Luiz G. Jacobsohn

Associate Professor
(864) 656-5965
luiz@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Luminescent Materials; Scintillators;Luminescent Dosimeters; Interaction of Ionizing Radiation with Matter; Radiation Damage; Synthesis and Processing of Ceramic Materials; Structure-Property Relationships

Group: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luiz-g-jacobsohn-34519424


Mark Johnson Mark A Johnson

Thomas F. Hash Endowed Chair in Sustainable Development and Director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing
(864) 656-9748
majohn@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Sustainability; Advance Manufacturing; Energy

Marian Kennedy Marian Kennedy

Associate Professor
(864) 656-5349
mskenne@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Mechanical Behavior of Thin Films and Bulk Materials; Tribology of Metallic Systems; Engineering Education Related to Undergraduate Research and Self-Efficacy for Materials Science

Group: https://cecas.clemson.edu/kennedylab/


Konstantin Kornev Konstantin Kornev

Professor
(864) 656-6541
kkornev@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Thermodynamics and Continuum Mechanics/ Electrodynamics of Materials; Magnetic Colloids; Nanomanufacturing in Electric and Magnetic Fields; Biomechanics of Insects

Group: https://cecas.clemson.edu/kornevlab/

Olga Kuksenok Olga Kuksenok

Associate Professor
(864) 656-5956
okuksen@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Computational Design of Biomimetic Materials; Theory and Computer Simulations of Multi-Component Polymeric Systems; Modeling Pattern Formation in Non-Equalibrium Systems

Group: https://cecas.clemson.edu/kuksenoklab/


Igor Luzinov Igor Luzinov

Kentwool Distinguished Professor
(864) 656-5958
luzinov@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Nanofabrication of Thin Polymer Films; Multi-Component Polymer Systems and Composites

Thompson Mefford O. Thompson Mefford

Associate Professor
(864) 656-4307
mefford@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Polymers; Nanomaterials; Magnetism; Environmental

Group: http://meffordresearch.com/


Fei PengFei Peng

Associate Professor
(864) 656-4134
fpeng@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Smart Embedded Strain Sensors for Joint Replacement; Laser-Based Additive/Subtractive Manufacturing of Ceramic Devices; Microstructure Prediction and Engineering Using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence; Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Materials; Sintering and Grain Growth; High-Temperature Kinetics and Microstructure

Group: https://cecas.clemson.edu/peng/

Ulf D. Schiller Ulf D. Schiller

Assistant Professor
(864) 656-2669
uschill@clemson.edu

Research Areas:

Computational and Data-Driven Materials Science; Multiscale Modeling and Simulation; Complex Multiphase Systems; Inter-Facially Dominated Materials; Self-Assembly of Nanofluids; Multiphysics Transport in Porous Materials; High-performance Computing; Lattice Boltzmann Methods

Group: https://cecas.clemson.edu/compmat


Saez profile Enrique Martinez Saez

Associate Professor, Joint appointment with Mechanical Engineering
(864) 656-3470
enrique@clemson.edu

Research Areas:

Microstructure Evolution under Extreme Conditions; Thermodynamic and Kinetics of Alloys; Advanced Manufacturing; Mechanical Properties of Heterogeneous Solids; Elasticity and Plasticity; Defect Properties; Data Analytics; and Machine Learning

Ming Tang Ming Tang

Associate Professor
(864) 656-1946
mingt@clemson.edu

Research Areas:

Ceramics and Glasses; Materials under Extreme Environments; Radiation Damage Effects; Electron Microscopy; Materials for Nuclear Energy and Environment Management Application


Jianhua Tong Jianhua Tong

Associate Professor
(864) 656-4954
jianhut@clemson.edu

Research Areas:

Sustainable Clean Energy; Electrochemical Cells; Solid Electrolyte Batteries; Catalytic Membrane Reactors; Hydrogen Production; Ammonia Synthesis; Carbon Dioxide Reduction; Solar Fuel Production; Solid State Ionics; 3D printing; Laser Processing.

Group: https://cecas.clemson.edu/tonggroup/


Marek Urban Marek W. Urban

J.E. Sirrine Foundation Endowed Chair in Advanced Fiber-Based Materials and Professor
(864) 656-1155/0549
mareku@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Polymer Design; Colloidal Synthesis; Self-healing Polymers; Surface and Interfacial Reactions; Stimuli-Responsive Materials; Biopolymers; Vibrational Spectroscopy and Molecular Imaging

Group: http://cecas.clemson.edu/urbanresearch/


Kim Weirich Kimberly Weirich

Assistant Professor
(864) 656-8713
weirich@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Soft Matter; Biological and Bio-Inspired Materials; Active Matter; Biological Physics; Liquid Crystals; Biopolymers