The intellectual focus of this REU site is Advanced Functional Membranes. Students will apply specialized synthesis and characterization techniques under development at Clemson to create membranes for protein chromatography, energy storage, water purification, nanofiber-based membranes, as well as phospholipid membranes for drug delivery.
The development of new functional membranes and membrane processes plays a vital role in the US economy. It is thus our purpose in this program to engage promising young students in research aimed at providing solutions to these grand societal challenges.
Students will work in teams with a graduate student mentor and one or more faculty advisors.