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Current Faculty

John Ballato John M. Ballato
J.E. Sirrine Foundation Endowed Chair of Optical Fibers and Professor 
(864) 656-1035
jballat@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Optical and optoelectronic properties of materials; Optical fiber fabrication; Rare-earth doping for active and passive optical applications

Group: https://cecas.clemson.edu/ballato/

Vincent Blouin Vincent Blouin
Joint Appointment
(864) 656-5352
vblouin@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Materials; Mechanical Engineering; Modeling of Structural and Thermal Systems


Rajendra Bordia Rajendra Bordia
(864) 656-5228
rbordia@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Multilayered Ceramics, Ceramic Coatings; Nano and Micro Structure Control in Ceramics; Porous Ceramics; Ceramic Matrix Composites; Advanced Composites; Molecular Precursor-Derived Ceramics

Kyle S. Brinkman Kyle S. Brinkman
MS&E Department Chair
(864) 656-1405
ksbrink@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Ceramics; Fuel Cells; Energy Materials; Interfacial Engineering; Crystalline Materials for Nuclear Waste Immobilization

Group https://cecas.clemson.edu/ceramicmaterials4energy/


Philip Brown Philip J. Brown
Swetenburg Professor
(864) 656-6072
pjb@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Polymer Membranes; Textile Chemistry; Photonic Fibers; Spinning, Electrospinning of Fibers; Melt Spinning of Multi-Component Materials; Dyeing & Finishing

Stephen Foulger Stephen H. Foulger
Gregg-Graniteville Endowed Chair
and Professor
Director of COMSET
(864) 656-1045
foulger@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Polymer physics; Multifunctional materials; Optical and optoelectronic properties of materials; Colloid synthesis; Intrinsically conductive polymers; Biomedical contrast colloids; Protein separation nanoparticles; Photodynamic therapy nanoparticles

Group http://tahoe.clemson.edu


Kai He Kai He
(864) 656-9717
kaihe@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Aberration-corrected electron microscopy; In-situ TEM; Multimodal spectroscopic imaging; Electron Holography; Energy Storage; Nanomagnetism; Nanoelectronics

Group https://cecas.clemson.edu/helab/

Luiz G. Jacobsohn Luiz G. Jacobsohn
(864) 656-5965
luiz@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Luminescent materials; Scintillators; Nanoparticles

Group https://cecas.clemson.edu/scintillators/


Mark Johnson Mark A Johnson
Thomas F. Hash Endowed Chair in Sustainable Development and Director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing
(864) 656-9748
majohn@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Sustainability, Advance manufacturing, Energy

Marian Kennedy Marian Kennedy
(864) 656-5349
mskenne@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Mechanical behavior of biological nanocomposites; Tribology of coatings and thin films; Engineering education – motivation

Group https://cecas.clemson.edu/kennedylab/


Konstantin Kornev Konstantin Kornev
(864) 656-6541
kkornev@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Thermodynamics and continuum mechanics/ electrodynamics of materials, Magnetic colloids, Nanomanufacturing in electric and magnetic fields, Biomechanics of insects

Group https://cecas.clemson.edu/kornevlab/

Olga Kuksenok Olga Kuksenok
(864) 656-5956
okuksen@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Computational design of biomimetic materials; Theory and computer simulations of multi-component polymer blends; Interfacial phenomena and surface properties; Pattern formation in non-equilibrium systems; Heterogeneous liquid crystalline systems


Igor Luzinov Igor Luzinov
(864) 656-5958
luzinov@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Nanofabrication of Thin Polymer Films; Multi-Component Polymer Systems and Composites

Thompson Mefford O. Thompson Mefford
(864) 656-4307
mefford@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Polymers; Nanomaterials; Magnetism; Environmental

Group http://meffordresearch.com/


Fei PengFei Peng
(864) 656-4134
fpeng@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Additive manufacturing of ceramics, Smart manufacturing, Sintering and Grain Growth, High-Temperature Kinetics and Microstructure, High-Temperature Ceramics, Ceramic Fibers, Coatings, and Ceramic Composites

Group https://cecas.clemson.edu/peng/

Ulf D. Schiller Ulf D. Schiller
(864) 656-2669
uschill@clemson.edu

Research Areas:

Computational materials science; Flowing matter and biomaterials; Complex multiphase systems; Lattice Boltzmann methods


Saez profile Enrique Martinez Saez
Joint Appointment
(864) 656-3470
enrique@clemson.edu

Research Areas:

Microstructure evolution under extreme conditions, Thermodynamic and kinetics of Alloys, Advanced Manufacturing, Mechanical properties of heterogeneous solids, Elasticity and Plasticity, Defect Properties, Data Analytics, and Machine Learning

Ming Tang Ming Tang
(864) 656-3187
mingt@clemson.edu

Research Areas:

Ceramics and Glasses, Materials under Extreme Environments, Radiation Damage Effects, Electron Microscopy, Materials for Nuclear Energy and Environment Management Application


Jianhua Tong Jianhua Tong
(864) 656-4954
jianhut@clemson.edu

Research Areas:

Sustainable clean energy; Electrochemical cells; Solid electrolyte batteries; Catalytic membrane reactors; Hydrogen production; Ammonia synthesis; Carbon dioxide reduction; Solar fuel production; Solid State Ionics; 3D printing; Laser processing.

Group: https://cecas.clemson.edu/tonggroup/

Marek Urban Marek W. Urban
J.E. Sirrine Foundation Endowed Chair in Advanced Fiber-Based Materials and Professor
(864) 656-1155/0549
mareku@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Polymer design; Colloidal synthesis; Self-healing polymers; Surface and interfacial reactions; Stimuli-responsive materials; Biopolymers; Vibrational spectroscopy and molecular imaging

Group http://cecas.clemson.edu/urbanresearch/

Kim Weirich Kim Weirich
(864) 656-8713
weirich@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Soft Matter, Biological and bio-inspired materials, Biological physics, Liquid crystals, Biopolymers