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P: 864-656-3416

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118 Kinard Laboratory


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


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Scott Joffre

Physics and Astronomy

Graduate Research Assistant

Educational Background

B.S., Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Hope College, 2020

Profile/About Me

Born and raised in Midland, Michigan Scott attended Hope College where he double majored in both physics and mechanical engineering. At Hope his research focused on using particle induced X-ray emission to verify electroplating methods for depositing battery alternatives. Clemson has given Scott the opportunity to pivot his research to high-energy astrophysics. An avid lover of adventure and the outdoors, you can find Scott getting into shenanigans whether he's scuba diving, camping, or out on a run.

Research Interests

Blazars, high-energy catalogs, active galactic nuclei, high-energy astrophysics, galaxy evolution, radiative variability, cosmic rays, cosmology, machine learning, deep learning

Research Group (Lab)


Courses Taught

Clemson University
Teaching Assistant
• PHYS 2090 – General Physics Laboratory I
• PHYS 1240 – Physics Laboratory I
• ASTR 1030 – Solar System Laboratory

Hope College
Teaching Assistant
• PHYS 122 – General Physics II Laboratory
• ENGS 240 – Electric Circuits Laboratory
• ENGS 100 – Introduction to Engineering

• PHYS 122 – General Physics II Laboratory
• ENGS 140 – Introduction to Electric Circuits

• Calculus II

Selected Publications

First Author: 2
1. S. Joffre, R. Silver, M. Rajagopal, A. Kaur, M. Ajello, “Identifying the 3FHL Catalog. VI. Swift Observations of 3FHL Unassociated Fermi-LAT Detections with Source Classification via Machine Learning”
2. Joffre, S.D., DeYoung, P.A. & Hampton, J.R. Comparing electrochemical analysis and particle induced X-ray emission measurements of Prussian Blue Analogue deposits. Discov Mater 1, 13 (2021).
Contributing Author: 1
1. Revealing High-Z Fermi-LAT BL Lacs Using Swift and SARA Data with Photometric Analysis Sheng, Y. et al., submitted to ApJ, arXiv:2209.09877

Selected Talks

Hope College Physics, Geology, Math, and Engineering Department’s Open Seminar
| April 2022
“Gamma-ray Source Classification Via Machine Learning” (link; Starts at 32:06)

National Conferences
“Bridging the Gap: 20-200 MeV Catalog”, 20th Divisional Meeting of the High Energy Astrophysics Division, Hilton Waik?loa Village, Waik?loa, HI March 2023

“Gamma-ray Source Classification Via Machine Learning”, 19th Divisional Meeting of the High Energy Astrophysics Division, Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA March 2022

“Comparing Electrochemical Calculations and Particle Induced X-Ray Emission Measurements of Prussian Blue Analogue Deposits”, 255th American Chemical Society’s National Conference, selected for SCI-MIX, New Orleans, LA, March 2018


Fermi-LAT Collaboration
American Astronomical Society: High Energy Division
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Sigma Pi Sigma
Pi Mu Epsilon

Honors and Awards

Clemson University
• Outstanding Graduate in Student Engagement: College of Science | April 2023
• Graduate Student Government Excellence in Engagement and Social Advocacy – Nominee | April 2023
• College of Science Fellowship – $5,000 per year (2 year maximum) | August 2020 – May 2022
• 2020 Physics Interview Weekend: Best Poster | Feb. 2020

Hope College
• Douwe B. Yntema Prize | May 2020
• Sigma Xi Research in Physics award | May 2020
• AAPT: Outstanding Physics Teaching Assistant | April 2019
• 2019 Notable SPS Chapter (awarded year of my presidency) | November 2019
• Dean’s List (8/8 semesters) | August 2016 – May 2020
• Trustee Scholarship – $18,000 per year | August 2016 – May 2020

Degree Program

Ph.D. Physics

Expected Graduation


Contact Information

P: 864-656-3416

Campus Location

118 Kinard Laboratory


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