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research at clemson

at clemson, you’ll find faculty, students and staff collaborating – with each other, with peers at other universities, with funding agencies and with industry partners – in pursuit of bold ideas and innovative answers.

our collective diligence and determination help distinguish clemson as an r1 carnegie research university.

to build our international research reputation, we are building a world-class research environment, promoting a culture of discovery and excellence, increasing research activity and focusing on clemson's innovation clusters, identified in clemsonforward, clemson’s strategic plan.

innovation clusters

clemson's innovation clusters represent longstanding areas of strength as well as new opportunities to build a national research reputation.

  • advanced materials
  • cyberinfrastructure and big data science
  • energy, transportation and advanced manufacturing
  • health innovation
  • human resilience
  • sustainable environment

by the numbers

the palmetto cluster ranks eighth on the list of university-owned supercomputers in the united states, according to the november 2014 top500 list of international supercomputers and will get a $1 million upgrade in 2018.

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