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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

Associate Professor, Joint Appointment with Architecture
(864) 656-5352
vblouin@clemson.edu

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


Rajendra Bordia Rajendra K Bordia

George J. Bishop, III Chair Professor of Ceramics and Materials Engineering

(864) 656-5228
rbordia@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Ceramics for Extreme Environment, and for Energy Conservation and Storage; Multilayered Ceramics, Ceramic Coatings; Porous Ceramics; Ceramic Composites; Molecular Precursor-Derived Nanostructured  Ceramics

Kyle S. Brinkman Kyle S. Brinkman

Professor and Department Chair
(864) 656-1405
ksbrink@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Ceramics; Fuel Cells; Energy Materialsincluding Ionic Conduction; Nuclear Materials and Experimental Thermodynamics of Materials

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

Assistant Professor
(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

Associate Professor
(864) 656-5965
luiz@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Luminescent materials; Scintillators;Luminescent Dosimeters; Interaction of Ionizing Radiation with Matter; Radiation Damage; Synthesis and Processing of Ceramic Materials; Structure-Property Relationships

Group: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luiz-g-jacobsohn-34519424


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

Associate Professor
(864) 656-5349
mskenne@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Mechanical behavior of thin films and bulk materials; Tribology of metallic systems; Engineering education related to undergraduate research and self-efficacy for materials science

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


Konstantin Kornev Konstantin Kornev

Professor
(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

Associate Professor
(864) 656-5956
okuksen@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Computational design of biomimetic materials; Theory and computer simulations of multi-component polymeric systems; Modeling pattern formation in non-equalibrium systems

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


Igor Luzinov Igor Luzinov

Kentwool Distinguished Professor
(864) 656-5958
luzinov@clemson.edu

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

Thompson Mefford O. Thompson Mefford

Associate Professor
(864) 656-4307
mefford@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Polymers; Nanomaterials; Magnetism; Environmental

Group: http://meffordresearch.com/


Fei PengFei Peng

Associate Professor
(864) 656-4134
fpeng@clemson.edu

Research Areas:
Smart embedded strain sensors for joint replacement; Laser-based additive/subtractive mnufacturing of ceramic devices; Microstructure prediction and engineering using machine learning and artificial intelligence; Thermal and mechanical properties of materials; Sintering and Grain Growth; High-Temperature Kinetics and Microstructure

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

Ulf D. Schiller Ulf D. Schiller

Assistant Professor
(864) 656-2669
uschill@clemson.edu

Research Areas:

Computational and data-driven materials science; Multiscale modling and simulation; Complex multiphase systems; Inter-facially dominated materials; Self-assembly of nanofluids; Multiphysics transport in porus materials; High-performance computing; Lattice Boltzmann methods

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


Saez profile Enrique Martinez Saez

Associate Professor, Joint appointment with Mechanical Engineering
(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

Associate Professor
(864) 656-1946
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

Associate Professor
(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 Kimberly Weirich

Assistant Professor
(864) 656-8713
weirich@clemson.edu

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