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Thomas E. Salem

placeholderResearch Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D. 1996 - University of Alabama
Electrical Engineering
M.S. 1993 - University of Alabama
Electrical Engineering
B.S. 1988 - Grove City College
Electrical Engineering
Registered Professional Engineer
State of Pennsylvania

Contact Information
Office: 
SCE&G Energy Innovation Center
Office Phone:
843.730.5061
Email:
tsalem@clemson.edu

Professional 
Dr. Salem has industrial and government research laboratory experience in the power electronic systems area. From 1988 to 1995 he worked as a Project Engineer at the Savannah River Site, employed by DuPont and then Westinghouse. As an Engineering Consultant, primarily during the summer months of 1997 to 2002 he worked with T.B. Wood’s Inc., James River Corp., and ATC Diversified Electronics. In 2002 he worked as a Research Engineer for the United States Naval Research Laboratory and transitioned in 2004 to the United States Army Research Laboratory where he worked through 2012 making several significant contributions to the development of Silicon-Carbide power electronic components. Since 2012 he has worked for Clemson University at the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center as a Research Professor. Dr. Salem began his teaching career as a faculty member in the Penn State University system at the Mont Alto campus where he worked from 1996 to 1998. He joined the faculty at Elizabethtown College where, from 1998 to 2002, he developed and introduced six new courses into the curriculum. From 2002 to 2014 he was a faculty member at the United States Naval Academy where he was promoted and tenured within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

Research
As an engineer, Dr. Salem has focused his research efforts on experimental and prototype systems in the power and power electronics area. Often times his efforts include developing test fixtures, measurement systems, and evaluation procedures designed to assess performance features of new components and technologies. His efforts have been widely published over the years in conference and journal articles.