Materials Science & Engineering
Research Partners

The School of Materials Science and Engineering counts on relationships with its many partners to provide the best experience for students and the most innovative research environment for faculty.


The Center for Optical and Materials Science Engineering and Technology (COMSET) is the focal point for the State of South Carolina in research and technology commercialization relating to materials for photonic devices and applications.

The Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films (CAEFF) comprises a partnership between Clemson University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology providing an integrated research and education environment for the systems-oriented study of fibers and films.

The Clemson Apparel Research Center (CAR) is a premier national resource for high-performance textiles and related materials research and applications and was established to revitalize the domestic sewn-products industry through the proper application of advanced technology and management practices.

Clemson Conservation Center at the Warren Lasch Laboratory- Dr. Michael Drews

MSE also houses several laboratories and research facilities directed by individual MSE faculty members that we count as partners.

The National Brick Center provides research, testing, and service to companies that supply structural clay products.

2014 DARPA Poster - Clemson Capabilities and Expertise on High Performance Materials for Extreme Environments: Over 25 faculty members from six academic departments in the College of Engineering and Science at Clemson University are leading research groups in areas of interest to processing, characterization, properties and performance of ceramics and ceramic matrix composites for extreme environments.


State and Federal Industry Partners

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

State of South Carolina Commission on Higher Education


Agriculture Research Services at Clemson - USDA


Regional Industries

3M Corporation

National Science Foundation (NSF)