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Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences


Dr. David L. Freedman - Chair

David Freedman in lab

David Freedman joined Clemson University as an Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering in 1996. He has participated in research and education primarily in hazardous waste management, water and wastewater treatment, and biodegradation/bioremediation of recalcitrant organic compounds. Prior to joining Clemson, David Freedman worked as a Research Associate at Cornell University and as an Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbane-Champaign. He is now the Chair and Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at Clemson.

  • Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists
  • Member, Water Environment Federation, WEF
  • Outstanding Publication Award for 2008, awarded by the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors
  • Consulting experience with TRC Environmental, El Paso Natural Gas, Northern Illinois Water Corporation
  • Expert witness in four SC Administrative Law Proceedings
Freedman Profile
EEES Group at Rich Lab 2022.

Department Administrators and Staff

Department Contacts
Name Title Email
David Freedman Department Chair
Kim Thompson-Neptune Office Manager
Lori Alexander Administrative Specialist

Please view the complete list of faculty and staff below in our department directory.

Department Directory

The Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences Department has about 180 undergraduate students (not including first-year students) and 80 graduate students. The department has 32 full-time faculty members and 23 administrative, technical, and research staff members. The Department has three Advisory Boards, each composed of individuals who assist the department in its mission. Please view our annual EEES Group Photos.

Academic Contacts

The Clemson University Biosystems Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Geology Undergraduate degree programs are ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degrees designed to provide students with engineering science and design knowledge. We offer four Masters of Science degrees (thesis and non-thesis options) and two Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.

Please visit our tour page for information on campus tours, virtual meetings, and department visits.

Jenna Elliott
Undergraduate Student Services Coordinator

Barbara Smith
Graduate Student Services Coordinator

Graduate Students

Please view our current list of graduate students, including their contact and academic program information.

Advisory Board

The Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences is advised by three Advisory Boards: Biosystems Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Nuclear Environmental Engineering and Science.

Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
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