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Clemson University Capabilities Summary

University:  Clemson University

Principal Role of Clemson in the CPC: 

The Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET) is an interdisciplinary research unit of the College of Engineering and Science at Clemson University. COMSET provides an organized framework with significant centralized infrastructure for faculty having common interests to collaborate in developing advanced organic and inorganic materials.

Specialties at Clemson:

  1. Polymeric and organic optical materials

  2. Oxide and infrared glasses

  3. Laser and nonlinear crystals
  4. Optical Fiber fabrication

Resource Facts:

  1. Photonics-based square footage (labs, classrooms, etc): ~ 75,000 s.f.

  2. Number of FTE professors / staff: 15 faculty / 6 staff

  3. Invested capital in optics at Clemson: ~ $70,000,000 (includes external research grants)

  4. External research grants ($M): ~ $40,000,000 over 8 years.

Primary Point of Contact: Dr. John Ballato, phone: (864) 656-1035, e-mail: jballat@clemson.edu

Alternate Point of Contact: Dr. Steve Foulger, phone: (864) 656-1045, e-mail: foulger@clemson.edu


Clemson Unviersity: http://www.clemson.edu/

The Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET):