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Career Awards

Early career awards are a strong endorsement of novel research and teaching ideas and a good sign of a promising career. We congratulate all of Clemson University’s current and former early-career awardees.

If you plan to make an application to one of the programs offering early career support, please consider reaching out to a colleague who has prepared and submitted a successful proposal for an award. Clemson faculty have won early career awards from the NSF, DOE, US Air Force, US Army, DARPA, Institute of Education Sciences and NASA. NSF honors received by Clemson University faculty include both the CAREER award and the PECASE award, the highest honor offered to scientists and engineers by the government of United States.

New Awards

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AFGHAH, FATEMEH

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

Active Awards

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ALEXANDER-BRYANT, ANGELA

Assistant Professor
Bioengineering
Sponsor: NSF

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ALBA-RUBIO, ANA

Associate Professor
Chemical & Biomelecular Engineerging
Sponsor: NSF

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FRADY, KRISTIN

Assistant Professor
Educational and Organizational Leadership Development
Sponsor: NSF

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KARAMOUZAS, IOANNIS

Assistant Professor
School of Computing
Sponsor: NSF

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KNIJNENBURG, BART

Assistant Professor
School of Computing
Sponsor: NSF

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LAO, YINGJIE

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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LARSEN, JESSICA

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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PATAKY, GARRETT

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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RYCKMAN, JUDSON

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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SONG, YONGJIA

Assistant Professor
Industrial Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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ZHAO, XIN

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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ABDELJAWAD, FADI

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: Army Young Investigator Program

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ALLEN, ABBY

Assistant Professor
Special Education
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences

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CALHOUN, JON

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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POWDER, KARA

Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences
Sponsor: NSF

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SCHILLER, ULF

Assistant Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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YANG, YIN

Associate Professor
School of Computing
Sponsor: NSF

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YE, RONGZHONG

Assistant Professor
Pland and Environmental Sciences
Sponsor: NSF

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BOSTWICK, JOSHUA

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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CASABIANCA, LEAH

Assistant Professor
Chemistry
Sponsor: NSF

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CATES, EZRA

Assistant Professor
Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
Sponsor: EPA

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DAVIS, ERIC

Assistant Professor
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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GE, RONG

Associate Professor
Industrial Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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JACOBSOHN, LUIZ G

Associate Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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JIA, YUNYI

Assistant Professor
Automotive Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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JOERG, SOPHIE

Associate Professor
School of Computing
Sponsor: NSF

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KHADEMI, AMIN

Associate Professor
Industrial Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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KUNG, ETHAN

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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LU, XIAN

Assistant Professor
Physics and Astronomy
Sponsor: NSF

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MISHRA, ASHOK

Associate Professor
Civil Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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ORR, MARISA

Joint Appointment Assistant Professor
Engineering and Science Education
Sponsor: NSF

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RYCKMAN, JUDSON

Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Sponsor: Air Force

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SANABRIA, HUGO

Assistant Professor
Physics
Sponsor: NSF

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SHUFFLER-PORTER MARISSA

Associate Professor
Psychology
Sponsor: NSF

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SORBER, JACOB M

Associate Professor
School of Computing
Sponsor: NSF

Past Early Career Award Recipients

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ANKER, JEFFREY NATHAN

Associate Professor
Chemistry
Sponsor: NSF

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ARYA, DEV

Professor
Chemistry
Sponsor: NSF

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AYALEW, BESHAH

Professor
Automotive Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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BENSON, LISA

Professor
Engineering and Science Education
Sponsor: NSF

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BRITTAIN, SEAN D

Department Chair and Professor
Physics/Astronomy
Sponsor: NSF

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BRUCE, DAVID

Professor and Department Chair
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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BRUMAGHIM, JULIA

Professor
Chemistry
Sponsor: NSF

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CARRAWAY, ELIZABETH

Associate Professor
Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Sponsor: NSF

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DEAN, BRIAN

Professor
School of Computing
Sponsor: NSF

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DING, FENG

Associate Professor
Physics/Astronomy
Sponsor: NSF

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DEAN, DELPHINE

Professor
Bioengineering
Sponsor: NSF

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DOMINY, BRIAN

Professor
Chemistry
Sponsor: NSF

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DUCHOWSKI, ANDREW

Professor
School of Computing
Sponsor: NSF

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FOULGER, STEPHEN

Endowed Chair and Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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GETMAN, RACHEL B

Associate Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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GRIFFIN, JOHN

Associate Provost & Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Sponsor: NSF

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HARCUM, SARAH

Professor
Bioengineering
Sponsor: NSF

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HUSSON, SCOTT

Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Sponsor: NSF (CAREER and PECASE)

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JOHNSON, ERIC

Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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KARANFIL, TANJU

Vice President of Research
Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Sponsor: NSF

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KING, JEREMY

Associate Provost
Physics and Astronomy
Sponsor: NSF

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KOLEY, GOUTAM

Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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LI, GANG

Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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MARSHALL, JEFF

Professor
Teaching and Learning
Sponsor: NSF

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MARTIN, JULIE

Professor
Engineering and Science Education
Sponsor: NSF

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MCNEIL, JASON

Professor
Chemistry
Sponsor: NSF

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MEARS, LAINE

Professor
Automotive Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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MILLER, RICHARD

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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MURDOCH, LAWRENCE

Professor
Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Sponsor: NSF

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POWELL, BRIAN

Professor
Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Sponsor: DOE and DHS

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ROSS, BRANDON E

Cottingham Associate Professor
Civil Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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RUSSELL, HARLAN

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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SCHALUTMAN, MARK

Professor
Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Sponsor: NSF

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SHULLER-NICKELS, LINDSAY

Associate Professor
Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Sponsor: DHS

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SMITH, MELISSA

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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SMITH, RHETT

Assistant Professor
Chemistry
Sponsor: NSF

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SOSOLIK, CHAD

Professor
PhysicsAstronomy
Sponsor: NSF

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STEWART, STEVEN

Professor
Chemistry
Sponsor: NSF

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TENNYSON, ANDREW G

Associate Professor
Chemistry
Sponsor: NSF

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THOMPSON, LONNY

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: NSF (CAREER and PECASE)

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TONG, CHENNING

Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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VENAYAGAMOORTHY, KUMAR

Duke Energy Distinguished Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sponsor: NSF

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WANG, YUE

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: NSF/US Air Force

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XUAN, XIANGCHUN

Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: NSF