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Primary Faculty

Alexander-Bryant, Angela

Angela Alexander-Bryant, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
864-656-5232
angelaa@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Drug and Gene Delivery
Biomaterial Design
Targeted Therapy and Controlled Release

Booth, Brian W.

Brian W. Booth, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
864-656-4693
brbooth@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Tumor initiation and progression
Natural anticancer molecules
Nonrandom DNA segregation


Cottle, Renee

Renee Cottle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
864-656-3071
rcottle@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Genome editing
Gene Therapy
In vitro disease models
Point-of-care diagnostic and monitoring tools

Dean, Delphine

Delphine Dean, Ph.D.
Ron and Jane Lindsay Family Innovation Professor and Chair
864-656-2611
finou@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
AFM
Multiscale
Modeling


DesJardins, John D.

John D. DesJardins, Ph.D.
Hambright Distinguished Professor in Engineering Leadership
864-656-4178
jdesjar@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Total Joint Replacement
Orthopaedic Biomechanics
Biomaterials

Dunn, Heather

Heather Dunn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
864-656-8623
walkerd@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Mammary Gland Development
Cancer Biology
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition


Foley, Ann C.

Ann C. Foley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
843-876-2393
acfoley@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Tissue Engineering
Regenerative Medicine
Cardiac Development

Gao, Bruce Z.

Bruce Z. Gao, Ph.D.
S.C. SmartState Endowed Chair in Biofabrication and Professor
864-656-0185
zgao@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Optical Imaging
Microfabrication
Cell-ECM Interaction


Gilbert, Jeremy

Jeremy Gilbert, Ph.D.
Hansjorg Wyss Endowed Chair for Regenerative Medicine, and Professor
843-876-2235
jlgilbe@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Metallic Biomaterials and Implants
Tribocorrosion
Implant Retrieval Analysis
Cell-Surface Interactions

Gilmore, Jordon

Jordon Gilmore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
864-656-4262
jagilmo@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Orthopedic Tissue Engineering
Biomedical Textiles
Bioinstrumentation and Control Engineering


Gurchiek, Reed

Reed Gurchiek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
864-656-5552
rgurchi@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Musculoskeletal biomechanics
Remote biomechanical analysis
Rehabilitation

Harcum, Sarah

Sarah Harcum, Ph.D.
Professor
864-656-6865
harcum@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Recombinant DNA
Bioreactor Control
Gene Expression


Harman, Melinda K.

Melinda K. Harman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
864-656-4140
harman2@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Implant Performance
Medical Device Reprocessing
Translational Orthopaedic Research

Karig, David

David Karig, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
dkarig@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Systems and Synthetic Biology


LaBerge, Martine

Martine LaBerge, Ph.D.
Professor
864-656-5557
laberge@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Total Knee Implant
Tribology
Endovascular Stent

Latour, Robert

Robert Latour, Ph.D.
McQueen-Quattlebaum Professor
864-656-5552
latourr@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Protein adsorption to biomaterial surfaces
Blood-biomaterial interactions
Biosensors for at-home monitoring of physiological status


Lee, Jeoung Soo

Jeoung Soo Lee, Ph.D.
Professor
864-656-3212
ljspia@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Biomaterials
Nanotechnology
Drug and Gene Delivery
Regenerative medicine

Mei, Ying

Ying Mei, Ph.D.
Professor
843-876-2548
mei@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Biomaterials
Stem Cell Engineering
Tissue Engineering


Mercuri, Jeremy

Jeremy Mercuri, Ph.D.
John Witherspoon Gilpin, M.D. ’82 Endowed Associate Professor of Bioengineering
864-656-0978
jmercur@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Orthopaedic regenerative medicine
Bio-polymeric materials
Adult stem cells
Biocompatibility / foreign body reaction

Nagatomi, Jiro

Jiro Nagatomi, Ph.D.
Professor
864-656-5193
jnagato@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Cellular mechanotransduction
Tissue Engineering
Hydrogels


Simionescu, Agneta

Agneta Simionescu, Ph.D.
Professor
864-650-2575
agneta@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Translational tissue engineering
Cardiovascular Angiogenesis
Mechanotransduction

Simionescu, Dan

Dan Simionescu, Ph.D.
Jerry E. and Harriet Calvert Dempsey Professor
864-656-5559
dsimion@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Minimally invasive therapy
Tissue Regeneration


Singapogu, Joseph

Joseph Singapogu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
864-656-5395
joseph@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Physical and Virtual Medical Simulators
Haptic Devices for Medical Applications
Novel Sensors to Measure Skilled Clinical Performance

Vertegel, Alexey

Alexey Vertegel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
864-656-0801
vertege@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Protein-nanoparticle conjugates
Surface modification
Scanning probe microscopy


Vyavahare, Naren

Naren Vyavahare, Ph.D.
Hunter Endowed Chair and Professor
864-656-5558
narenv@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Extracellular Matrix
Heart Valve
Elastin

Wang, Shangping

Shangping Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
843-876-2779
shangpw@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Musculoskeletal Tissue Preservation
Mass and Heat Transport in Ice-free Cryopreservation
Tissue Engineering

Webb, Ken

Ken Webb, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Affairs
864-656-7603
kwebb@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Mechanotransduction
Extracellular Matrix
Hydrogels

Wu, Yongren

Yongren Wu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
843-876-2305 
yongren@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Biomechanics
Mechanobiology
Tissue Engineering

Yao, Hai

Hai Yao, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Biomedical Innovation
Ernest R. Norville Endowed Chair in Biomedical Engineering and Professor
843-876-2380
haiyao@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
Multiscale Modeling
Biotransport
Tissue Engineering

Ye, Tong

Tong Ye
Associate Professor
843-876-2314
ye7@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Optical Nanoscopy, Microscopy, and Mesoscopy
Structural and Functional Assessment of Cells and Tissues
Development of Medical Imaging Devices


Joint Faculty

Anker, Jeff Jeff Anker, Ph.D.
Wallace R. Roy Distinguished Associate Professor of Chemistry and Bioengineering
864-656-1726
janker@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Optical spectroscopy and nanodevices
Multifunctional plasmonic, fluorescent sensors and effectors
Detecting infection and monitoring bone healing

Batt, Greg Gregory Batt, Ph.D.
Professor of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences and Bioengineering
864-723-0740
gbatt@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Experimental test development and dynamic modeling


Benson, Lisa Lisa Benson, Ph.D.
Professor of Engineering and Science Education and Bioengineering
864-656-0417
lbenson@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Student Motivation
Engineering Problem-Solving Skills
Active Learning
Biomechanics of Human Motion

birtwistle2.jpg Marc Birtwistle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Bioengineering
864-656-4557
mbirtwi@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Systems Pharmacology
Systems Biology
Bioanalytical Technology Development


Feliciano, David M. David M. Feliciano, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biology and Bioengineering
864-656-2328
dfelici@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Neural Stem Cells
Neuronal Differentiation
Neuroimmunology

Figliola, Richard Richard Figliola, Ph.D.
Alumni Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering
864-656-5635
fgliola@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Modeling
Simulation
Fontan


Foulger, Stephen H. Stephen H. Foulger, Ph.D.
Gregg-Graniteville Endowed Chair and Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Bioengineering
864-656-1045
foulger@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Colloids for passive and active light management
Colloid-based nanostructured materials
Novel routes for colloid synthesis

Kung, Ethan Ethan Kung, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering
864-656-5623
ekung@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Cardiovascular Biomechanics
Medical Devices
Physiology Modeling


Larsen Jessica Larsen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Bioengineering
864-656-2621
larsenj@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Drug Delivery
Biomaterials
Nanotechnology

Lv, Ge Ge Lv, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering
864-656-7291
glv@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Bipedal Locomotion
Wearable Robots
Nonlinear Control Theory
Orthotics and Prosthetics
Rehabilitation Engineering
Biomechanics


Mefford, Thompson O. Thompson Mefford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Bioengineering
864-656-4307
mefford@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Polymers
Nanomaterials
Magnetism

neyens David Neyens, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Industrial Engineering and Bioengineering
864-656-4719
dneyens@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Human Factors and Ergonomics
Healthcare Systems, Technology, and Evaluation
Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety


Srinivasan Divya Srinivasan, Ph.D.
McQueen Quattlebaum Professor
Department of Industrial Engineering and Bioengineering
864-656-5645
sriniv5@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Human performance assessments (strength, motion, postures, individual differences)
Biomechanics and movement control
Motor learning and skills training

Xiao, Hai Hai Xiao, Ph.D.
Samuel Lewis Bell Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering
864-656-5912
haix@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Biosensing
Optical biomedical imaging
Bioinstrumentation and advanced manufacturing


Research Faculty

Brockbank, Kelvin Kelvin Brockbank, Ph.D.
Research Professor
843-514-6164
kbrockb@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Biomaterials Preservation
Tissue Engineering
Regenerative Medicine

Bruce, Terri Terri Bruce, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Clemson Light Imaging Facility Director
864-656-1264 
terri@clemson.edu


Chaulagain, Diptee Diptee Chaulagain, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
dchaula@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Synthetic biology
Microbiome engineering

Cerqueira, Susana Susana Cerqueira, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
864-656-3212 
scerque@clemson.edu


Damon, Brooke Brooke Damon, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
846-822-4343 
bdamon@clemson.edu

Gross, Richard H. Richard H. Gross, M.D.
Research Professor
843-876-2395
grossr@musc.edu

Research Interests:
Orthopaedics
Pediatric Orthopaedic
Surgery Scoliosis


Peng, Congyue Annie Congyue Annie Peng, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
congyup@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Molecular diagnostics
Biomarker
Cell therapy

Lecturer

Bruce, Margarita Margarita Bruce, Ph.D.
Lecturer
mportil@clemson.edu

Teaching Interests:
Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering
Stem Cell Engineering
Translational Regenerative Medicine

Harvey, Tyler Tyler Harvey, Ph.D.
Lecturer
tgharve@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Novel Pedagogical Methods in Engineering Education
Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering
Engineering Identity Development


Tam, Laura Laura Tam, Ph.D.
Lecturer
lemccal@clemson.edu

Teaching Interests:
Bioethics in Industry and Healthcare
Quality Science Education
MedTech Value Chain and US Healthcare Ecosystem

Schmidt, Lucas Lucas Schmidt, Ph.D.
Lecturer
lschmid@clemson.edu

Research Interests:
Optical Imaging
Microfabrication
Optical-Force Microscopy


Tam, Hobey Hobey Tam, Ph.D.
Lecturer
htam@clemson.edu

Teaching Interests:
Medical Device Commercialization
Project Management
Technical Communication

Professors of Practice

Emeritus Faculty

In Memoriam

Jonathan Black, Ph.D., FBSE Jonathan Black (1939-2020)
Jonathan Black served at Clemson University as a professor of biomaterials from 1988-93. Black joined the faculty as the inaugural Hunter Endowed Chair in Bioengineering, the first chair worldwide devoted to biomaterials science and engineering. From 1993-2020, he served as professor emeritus in bioengineering. In 2011, the department recognized Black’s legacy in the world of biomaterials and innovation by establishing the Jonathan Black Undergraduate Leadership Award. It is given annually to an outstanding undergraduate student for leadership and service in addition to scholastic excellence, exemplifying Black’s craftsmanship as an educator, leader, author and philosopher.