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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, GE Aerospace partner for flight research

Three men wearing formal business attire pose in front of a screen at the Paris Air Show before announcing a partnership between GE Aerospace and Clemson University.

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded Clemson and GE Aerospace funding to continue to develop next-generation materials in flight that could have both military and commercial applications. Together with Missouri University of Science and Technology, the consortium seeks to create ceramic-matrix composite materials that are lighter and better able to withstand extreme temperatures than metal alloys currently in use but still strong enough to maneuver during high-speed flight. These new materials are also expected to improve energy efficiency, reduce environmental impact and enhance the structural safety of the fuselage.

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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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