Advanced materials research is about making products smarter, better and faster. The Clemson University Advanced Materials Center, an innovative campus and technology park located in Anderson, SC, is poised to become a powerful magnet for the advanced materials industry. The research done here will have a positive global impact and will help bring world-renowned companies to the Upstate.
Inside Clemson University’s 111,000 square foot Advanced Materials Research Laboratory are some of the world’s brightest researchers, using state-of-the-art equipment. The National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense and NASA have all recognized the laboratory’s work and have offered funding to fuel future innovation.
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|The Brains Inside: Selected Researcher Profiles|
JoAn Hudson, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist and Director of Clemson University Electron Microscopy Facility
Utilizing the lab's powers microscope capabilities, Dr. Hudson is able to accelerate solutions for industry partners and researchers by characterizing materials at the atomic and molecular level. The recent addition of of a $3.8 million Hitachi H9500 electron microscope solidifies the lab's reputation for being the most advanced university electron microscope lab in the country.
John Ballato, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Material Science and Engineering, Clemson University
Director and founding member of the center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET)
A distinguished research and sought-after speaker, Dr. Ballato holds 15 U.S. and international patents and is internationally recognized for his research in optical fibers. This revolutionary fiber has many applications, including the automotive industry, the medical field and the military. Through this technology, surgeons can use hair-width optical fiber to perform less intrusive procedures, and the military can use light-carrying optical fiber to detect the presence of harmful agents or keep soldiers out of harm's way.
Stephen H. Foulger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University
Associate Director of the Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET)
A key aspect of Dr. Foulger's research focuses on enhanced display technology in unprecedented ways. Innovations in polymer research will eventually result in computer screens that are significantly brighter than current technology, and thin and flexible enough to be worn on the arm of military personnel.
Learn More About the Area.
The Advanced Materials Center is located Anderson, SC, situated off of I-85 and convenient to both Atlanta and Charlotte. The City of Anderson prides itself on being business- and family-friendly, with an excellent quality of life. As part of the Greenville/Spartanburg metropolitan area, Anderson has access to big city arts and entertainment, shopping and transportation, yet it is still just around the corner from beautiful lakes and mountains.
Learn more about Anderson by visiting the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce.
The innovation campus and technology park are the result of collaborative energy between Clemson University and Anderson, SC. Both are great resources to learn more about the exciting advancements happening right here in the Greenville/Atlanta/Charlotte triangle.