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Stephen Creager


Associate Dean

Professor of Chemistry

Advanced Materials Research Lab 005 [Lab]
Advanced Materials Research Lab 006 [Lab]
Advanced Materials Research Lab 217 [Office]
Long Hall 118K [Office]


Educational Background

BS, Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
PhD, Analytical Chemistry, University of North Carolina

Profile/About Me

Dr. Steve Creager is Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering and Associate Dean of Science at Clemson where he has responsibility for research / discovery, graduate education, faculty affairs and academic space. He was previously Department Chair in chemistry and Interim Associate Dean of the Graduate School. Since 1989 he has led an academic research group focusing on interfacial electron transfer and materials for electrochemical energy conversion including fuel cells, electrolysis cells, and advance storage batteries. His most recent research has focused on ion transmission through two-dimensional materials such as graphene. He has advised over 20 PhD and 10 MS graduates and multiple undergraduate research students, and he has published over 150 reviewed scientific articles / book chapters. He earned his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1987, and worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Texas at Austin from 1987 to 1989. He has taught undergraduate-level analytical chemistry and graduate-level electrochemistry classes since 1990, and he has taught specialized versions of a course in electrochemical science to audiences in private industry and at other universities since 1999. He is a frequent lecturer at universities, national laboratories, and professional scientific meetings. He has served as a consultant in the general area of electrochemical science since 1996.

Research Interests

Dr. Creager’s research interests lie in the general area of electrochemistry with specific focus on electrochemical energy conversion and storage using lithium batteries, hydrogen fuel cells, and water electrolysis cells. His recent work is focused on studies of proton transmission through two-dimensional materials such as graphene. He has also studied long-range electron transfer in organized monolayer assemblies on electrodes, and has recently published on the use of digital simulation methods to help understand mechanisms and rates for electron transfer reactions involved molecular catalysts immobilized on electrodes.

Courses Taught

CH3130 Quantitative Chemical Analysis
CH3410 Introduction to Research
CH8130 Electrochemical Science
CH8180 Surface and Thin Film Analysis


American Chemical Society
The Electrochemical Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science
International Society for Electrochemistry
Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry
Sigma Xi


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