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Why Research at Clemson

When you choose to research at Clemson, you gain access to the resources of a Carnegie R1 research institution. Our active Extension and public service network, state-of-the-art innovation campuses and robust programs empower high-impact researchers to create the work they’ve always dreamed of.

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Clemson Research Promotes Mental Health

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Matthew Browning, Clemson University School of Health Research Faculty Scholar, leads the University's Virtual Reality and Nature Lab. His research into the positive impact of exposure to natural settings, both physical and simulated, has become a resource for international and interdisciplinary audiences as academics and health partners work to improve mental health resources during a global pandemic.

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Clemson Research by the Numbers

Innovation Clusters

Clemson’s innovation clusters represent the primary areas where the University has a rich history of expertise and new research opportunities designed to benefit our state and country.

  • Advanced Materials
  • Cyberinfrastructure and Big Data Science
  • Energy, Transportation and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Health Innovation
  • Human Resilience
  • Sustainable Environment
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Industry Partners

Clemson University faculty, staff and students provide expertise, state-of-the-art research facilities and the determined spirit required to create innovative answers for today’s industries.

Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives
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Faculty Research Support

Clemson attracts and retains leading researchers by remaining committed to allocating funds, personnel and exclusive opportunities for researchers. Discover the programs and initiatives that provide Clemson researchers with grants, major research equipment and more.

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Meet our Researchers

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Shawn Patel

Biomedical/medical engineering master's candidate advances stem cell research.

Shawn Patel’s affinity for biology and math and his desire for campus and community involvement led him to choose Clemson for a bioengineering degree. It’s also what kept him, and his research, here for graduate school. As an undergraduate, Patel found himself working alongside graduate students and postdocs in the cutting-edge field of regenerative medicine. As a graduate student, he is continuing his tissue engineering research, and he will keep building a knowledge foundation for medical advances that could one day do everything from cure aneurysms to build new heart valves out of tissue components from stem cells.

George Sorbara and Hunter Harwell

Clemson students again recognized for sustainable design excellence with national COTE awards.

For the fourth year in a row, Master of Architecture students have been recognized by the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE). Each year, the COTE Top Ten for Students competition honors sustainable design excellence, and this year Clemson students produced two of the 10 winning proposals from across the country.

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“Elevated Integration,” a project by Clemson students George Sorbara and Hunter Harwell, provides a solution to Portland, Oregon’s growing number of families facing homelessness.