Focus Areas

 

Advanced Materials, Methods, and Processes
The Advanced Materials Team conducts research to develop sustainable, recycled and reusable building materials, processes and systems. Advanced technologies will be applied to conservation of a historic icon, the H.L. Hunley submarine, creation of a state-of-the-art materials analysis and characterization facility, and creating public/private partnerships to develop new and novel technology with hands-on educational experiences.
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  • Historic Preservation and Materials Conservation

The Historic Preservation Team conducts research in restoration and preservation of historic structures, landscapes, and artifacts in the United States and abroad. Historic preservation scientists will be involved in the documentation, preservation and restoration of large-scale historic landscapes and cityscapes; the development of new practices for integration of preservation in land-development practices, policies and financing; and the stabilization and care of materials such as cloth, masonry, wood, metal and composite artifacts.
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Energy Systems

The Energy Systems Team conducts research to develop bio-based and wind energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Scientists will bring together the intellectual capital of Clemson University and other state research institutions and industry partners to address the energy crisis and associated environmental challenges facing South Carolina and the nation through sources such as offshore coastal wind power, solar energy and bioenergy innovations.
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Restoration Ecology
The Restoration Ecology Team conducts research in watershed management and restoration of compromised ecological systems. Scientists engage in university-wide efforts to strengthen environmental-related teaching, research, and service across academic disciplines, and foster collaborative partnerships with industry, government and granting agencies. The Institute of Computational Ecology focuses on developing, piloting and packaging innovative solutions for sustainable natural resources and the Center for Watershed Excellence focuses on water resource issues.
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