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P: 864-656-3065
E: chemistry@clemson.edu

Campus Location

235 Hunter Chemistry Laboratory

Hours

Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Thao T. Tran

Chemistry

Assistant Professor

864-656-5939
Hunter Hall 383 [Office]

thao@clemson.edu
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Educational Background

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Houston
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemistry & Physics, Johns Hopkins University, Institute of Quantum Matter

Profile/About Me

I believe in the unique, innate intelligence of each individual and aspire to cultivate the next generation of scientists by fostering an environment that is conducive to learning, creativity, personal and professional development.

Research Interests

My research team is interested in solving fundamental challenges in materials chemistry directly relevant to current energy and information technology research.
Multifunctional and quantum materials are at the forefront of new technological advances in quantum information science and spintronics. Despite the impressive progress in extending the phase space of these compounds, significant challenges await in terms of our fundamental understanding of the appropriate coupled spin, orbital, and lattice degrees of freedom necessary for creating and tuning targeted physical phenomena and capabilities for materials. To address this, we aim to sensibly build desired functionalities into new materials by combining chemical principles, appropriate synthetic techniques, advanced structural and physical properties characterization (e.g., advanced synchrotron X-ray, neutron diffraction, spectroscopic methods, electronic and optical properties), analytical modeling, and computational theories.

Courses Taught

CH 4020/6020 Inorganic Chemistry
CH 2050 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
CH 9000 Functional Materials Chemistry
CH 1010 General Chemistry

Contact Information

P: 864-656-3065
E: chemistry@clemson.edu

Campus Location

235 Hunter Chemistry Laboratory

Hours

Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.