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Faculty/Staff

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is comprised of talented individuals.

Faculty | Joint Appointment | Post Doctoral | Staff | Emeritus

Faculty

Marc R. Birtwistle, Ph.D.

Marc R. Birtwistle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Cancer Systems Biology and Pharmacology
Phone: 864-656-4557
Office: 219 Earle Hall
Email: mbirtwi@clemson.edu
Website: www.birtwistlelab.com

Mark A. Blenner, Ph.D.

Mark A. Blenner, Ph.D.
McQueen-Quattlebaum Associate Professor
Metabolic Engineering, Cellular Engineering, Synthetic Biology, Protein Engineering, Functional Genomics
Phone: 864-656-0290
Office:  207A Earle Hall
Email: blenner@clemson.edu
Website: https://proteinengineering.sites.clemson.edu

David Bruce, Ph.D.

David A. Bruce, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair
Catalysis, Kinetics, and Molecular Modeling
Phone: 864-656-5425
Office:  211 Earle Hall
Email: dbruce@clemson.edu

Eric M. Davis, Ph.D.

Eric M. Davis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Polymer Membranes, Transport Phenomena, Poromechanics
Phone: 864-656-2715
Office:  207C Earle Hall
Email: ericd@clemson.edu
Website: https://cecas.clemson.edu/~ericd/

Rachel Getman

Rachel B. Getman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Computational Catalysis, Multiscale Modeling, Computationally-Driven Materials Design
Phone: 864-656-5423
Office:  205 Earle Hall
Email: rgetman@clemson.edu
Website:  https://computationalcatalysis.sites.clemson.edu/

Doug Hirt, Ph.D.

Douglas E. Hirt, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Grad Studies
Polymer Films
Phone: 864-656-1899
Office: 114 Riggs Hall
Email: hirtd@clemson.edu

Scott Husson, Ph.D.

Scott M. Husson, Ph.D.
William B. “Bill” Sturgis, ’57 & Martha Elizabeth “Martha Beth” Blackmon Sturgis Annual Distinguished Professor in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Bioseparations and Advanced Separation Materials
Associate Editor, Separation Science and Technology
Phone: 864-656-4502
Office: 126 Earle Hall
Email: shusson@clemson.edu

Jessica M. Kelly, Ph.D.

Jessica M. Larsen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Drug Delivery, Biomaterials, and Nanotechnology
Phone: 864-656-2621
Office: 209 Earle Hall
Email: larsenj@clemson.edu
Website: http://nanomedicine.sites.clemson.edu/

Christopher Kitchens, Ph.D.

Christopher L. Kitchens, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Nanotechnology, Surface Science, and Advanced Materials
Phone: 864-656-2131
Office: 130 Earle Hall
Email: ckitche@clemson.edu

Christopher W. Norfolk, Ph.D.

Christopher W. Norfolk, Ph.D.
Lecturer
Phone: 864-245-4265
Office: 145 Earle Hall
Email: cnorfol@clemson.edu

Amod Ogale, Ph.D.

Amod A. Ogale, Ph.D.
Dow Chemical Professor, Chemical Engineering, and Director of the Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films (CAEFF)
Polymer Fibers, Films, and Composites
Phone: 864-656-5483
Office: 203 Earle Hall
Email: ogale@clemson.edu

Mark E. Roberts

Mark E. Roberts, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Conducting Polymers, Energy Storage, Chemical Sensors
Phone: 864-656-6307
Office: 204 Earle Hall
Email: mrober9@clemson.edu
Website: https://conductingpolymers.sites.clemson.edu

Sapna Sarupria

Sapna Sarupria, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Molecular Modeling and Simulations, Biological Self-Assembly, Aqueous Solutions, Gas Hydrates and Ice Nucleation, Coarse-Grained Simulations of Polymer Systems
Phone: 864-656-3258
Office: 208 Earle Hall
Email: ssarupr@g.clemson.edu
Website: https://molecularsimulations.sites.clemson.edu

Mark C. Thies

Mark C. Thies, Ph.D., P.E.
Dow Chemical Professor, P.E.
Sustainable Energy and Materials
Phone: 864-656-5424
Office: 221 Earle Hall
Email: mcths@clemson.edu
Website: https://cecas.clemson.edu/thiesgroup


Joint Appointment

Karen High

Karen High, Ph.D.
Professor Department of Engineering & Science Education
Sustainable Process Design and Multicriteria Decision Making
Phone: 864-656-4240
Office: 15C Holtzendorff Hall
Email: khigh@clemson.edu

Sarah Harcum, Ph.D.

Sarah Harcum, Ph.D.
Professor Department of Bioengineering
Recombinant DNA, Bioreactor Control, Gene Expression
Phone: 864-656-6865
Office: 208 Biosystems Research Complex
Email: harcum@clemson.edu
Website: Cell-Culture Optimization Lab


Post Doctoral and Research Scholars

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Victor Bermudez, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Advanced Fibers and Composites
Ogale Research Group
Phone: 864-656-0106
Email: vbermud@clemson.edu

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Val Bliznyuk, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Research Professor at EEES
Polymer Science & Nanotechnology, Plastic Scintillators, Molecular Electronics & Photovoltaics
Husson Research Group
Phone: 269-267-2989
Email: vblizney@clemson.edu

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Cemal Erdem, Ph.D.
NIH-LINCS Postdoctoral Fellow
Computational Systems Biology
Birtwistle Research Group
Phone: 864-656-4557
Email: cemale@clemson.edu

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Ali Estejab, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Computational Catalysis and Electro-catalysis, Multiscale Modeling
Getman Research Group
Phone: 864-656-3055
Email: aesteja@clemson.edu

Iqbal profile

Shoaib Iqbal, Pharm.D, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Nanotechnology, Gene Delivery, and Biomaterials
Blenner Research Group
Larsen Research Group
Phone: 864-624-7587
Email: shoaibi@clemson.edu

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Xiaoming Lu, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mammalian Artificial Chromosome
Birtwistle Research Group
Phone: 864-650-6487
Email: xiaomin@clemson.edu

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Paul Meza Morales, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Liquid/Metal Aqueous Phase Computational Modeling
Getman Research Group
Phone: 864-656-3055
Email: pmezamo@clemson.edu

Smith profile

Sarah Smith, Ph.D.
Lab Technologist I
Cellular Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Disease
Larsen Research Group
Phone: 864-293-2378
Email: ss4@clemson.edu

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Zhiliang Yang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology of Oleaginous Yeast
Blenner Research Group
Phone: 433-529-2098
Email: zhiliay@clemson.edu


Staff

Caitlin Clark

Caitlin Clark
Undergrad Student Services Coordinator
Phone: 864-656-0822
Office: 127A Earle Hall
Email: cac4@clemson.edu

Bill L. Coburn

Bill L. Coburn
Lab Technologist III
Phone: 864-656-2056
Office: G-14 Earle Hall
Email: wcoburn@clemson.edu

W.Chad Marcengill

W. Chad Marcengill
Lab Technologist II
Phone: 864-656-2056
Office: G-14 Earle Hall
Email: wcmarce@clemson.edu

Terri Mcallister

Terri McAllister
Office Manager
Phone: 864-656-3056
Office: 127C Earle Hall
Email: mcalli3@clemson.edu

Joy Rodatz

Joy Rodatz
Undergrad Student Services Coordinator
Phone: 864-656-3055
Office: 127B Earle Hall
Email: jrodatz@clemson.edu

Diana Stamey

Diana Stamey
Administrative Assistant/Graduate Student Services Coordinator
Phone: 864-656-1182
Office: 200 Earle Hall
Email: short@clemson.edu


Emeritus Faculty

Charles Barron, Ph.D.

Charles Barron, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Email: barronc@clemson.edu

Dan D. Edie, Ph.D.

Dan D. Edie, Ph.D.
Dow Chemical Professor Emeritus and Research Professor
High-Performance Fibers, Composite Materials, Polymer
Processing, and Rheology
Phone: 864-656-4535
Office: 128 Earle Hall
Email: ddedie@clemson.edu

Charles Gooding, Ph.D., PE

Charles H. Gooding, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor Emeritus, P.E.
Chemical Process Design, Analysis, Optimization, and Control
Phone: 864-656-2621
Office:  209 Earle Hall
Email: chgdng@clemson.edu

James Goodwin, Ph.D.

James G. Goodwin, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Heterogeneous Catalysis and Kinetics
Email: jgoodwi@clemson.edu

Stephen S. Melsheimer, Ph.D.

Stephen S. Melsheimer, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Automatic Control of Process Systems
Email: ssmls@clemson.edu

Richard Rice, Ph.D.

Richard W. Rice, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Catalysis, Kinetics, & Chemical Reactors
Phone: 864-656-5428
Office: 128 Earle Hall
Email: budrice@clemson.edu