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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

Vincent Blouin Vincent Blouin,
Joint Appointment
(864) 656-5352
vblouin@clemson.edu

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


Rajendra Bordia Rajendra Bordia
MS&E Department Chair
(864) 656-5228
rbordia@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Multilayered Ceramics, Ceramic Coatings; Nano and Micro Structure Control in Ceramics; Porous Ceramics; Ceramic Matrix Composites; Advanced Composites; Molecular Precursor Derived Ceramics

Kyle S. Brinkman Kyle S. Brinkman
(864) 656-1405
ksbrink@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Ceramics; Fuel Cells; Energy Materials; Interfacial Engineering; Crystalline Materials for Nuclear Waste Immobilization

Group https://www.ces.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


Luiz G. Jacobsohn Luiz G. Jacobsohn
(864) 656-5965
luiz@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Luminescent materials; Scintillators; Nanoparticles

Group http://www.clemson.edu/ces/scintillators/index.html

Marian Kennedy Marian Kennedy
(864) 656-5349
mskenne@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Mechanical behavior of biological nanocomposites; Tribology of coatings and thin films; Engineering education – motivation

Group http://clemson.edu/ces/kennedylab


Konstantin Kornev Konstantin Kornev
(864) 656-6541
kkornev@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Advanced Materials; Physics and Mathematics; Biomechanics of Insects; Magnetics in Nanocomposites; Optical and Magneto-Optical

Group http://www.clemson.edu/ces/kornevlab/

Olga Kuksenok Olga Kuksenok
(864) 656-5956
okuksen@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Computational design of biomimetic materials; Theory and computer simulations of multi-component polymer blends; Interfacial phenomena and surface properties; Pattern formation in non-equilibrium systems; Heterogeneous liquid crystalline systems


Gary Lickfield Gary C. Lickfield
(864) 656-5964
lgary@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Computational and Experimental Studies on Solubility of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Cyclic Oligomers; Use of computational chemistry; Molecular Modeling of Fiber Surface Treatments; Carbon Fiber Surface Treatments for Controlled Adhesion in Fiber Reinforced Plastics

Igor Luzinov Igor Luzinov
(864) 656-5958
luzinov@clemson.edu

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


Thompson Mefford O. Thompson Mefford
(864) 656-4307
mefford@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Polymers; Nanomaterials; Magnetism; Environmental

Group http://meffordresearch.com/

Fei PengFei Peng
(864) 656-4134
fpeng@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Additive manufacturing of ceramics, Smart manufacturing, Sintering and Grain Growth, High-Temperature Kinetics and Microstructure, High-Temperature Ceramics, Ceramic Fibers, Coatings, and Ceramic Composites

Group http://www.clemson.edu/ces/peng/


Ulf D. Schiller Ulf D. Schiller
(864) 656-2669
uschill@clemson.edu

Research Areas:

Computational materials science; Flowing matter and biomaterials; Complex multiphase systems; Lattice Boltzmann methods

Jianhua Tong Jianhua Tong
(864) 656-4954
jianhut@clemson.edu

Research Areas:

Perovskites; Solid State Ionics; Solar Fuel Production; Catalytic Membrane Reactors Electrochemical Characterization, Catalysis, and Synthesis; Low and Intermediate-Temperature Ceramic Fuel Cells/Electrolysis Cells


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://www.clemson.edu/ces/urbanresearch/