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Military career? Our lab has options for you!

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Clemson University has a military-friendly environment with a proud tradition of excellence dating back to its founding as a military school. Beginning with the graduating class of 1896, more than 10,000 Clemson men and women have served in the armed forces. Clemson also offers an array of services to those who have served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, and it is deeply committed to the professional development of active duty personnel and veterans.

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Some of the benefits we offer you

We have a holistic admission process that considers many aspects to rank candidates including grades, research experience, letters of recommendation, publications, presentations in meetings, personal statement, and military experience
Waiver of application fee available specifically for military veterans
A broad range of projects to fit your past experience and future career goals
Potential to obtain credits for previous assignments (submit your JST/ORB/ERB)
Special consideration to all veterans applying to our summer programs
Time flexibility to comply with your duties
Option to start as a MS student and continue performing research towards your PhD
We have a number of centers, including the Clemson Veteran's Center, specifically dedicated to serve you
We offer specific Financial Aid Resources for U.S. Military Students and Families
Clemson is also part of the Yellow Ribbon Program, in support of the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
We will work with you to secure in-state tuition for all active duty military or veteran
More importantly, we appreciate and respect the mentality of veterans, who have have done very well in our lab.


Need more information?

If you would like to stay in touch, please complete the Inquiry form and we will periodically send you information. If you are ready to start the application, this link will explain you the steps required
If you have any questions, or there is anything we can do to help you, do not hesitate to contact us.
Learn about Clemson's Military Heritage and the Military & Veterans Services offered by the State of South Carolina.


Alumni, Collaborators, and Current Students

Portrait of Bryan LagasseCaptain Bryan Lagasse graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2010 with a BS in Chemistry. He is currently a graduate student at Clemson and conducting research on the thermal degradation of chemical warfare agents and their simulants.

Portrait of Matt BlaisDr. Matthew Blais obtained his PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1997 and is now the director of two divisions (Fire and Chem Engineering) at Southwest Research Institute.  We have collaborated with Matt ina DTRA project aimed at decomposing chemical agents. Matt also started his own winery (Medina Winery) in the TX hill country.

Portrait of Jason GiulianiJason Giuliani started in the US Army as an aviation power plant mechanic and served in the first Gulf War. After being honorably discharged from the Army and working in the aviation and construction industries, he obtained an Assoc. Degree in Nanotechnology from NW Vista College. He joined our lab as an undergraduate researcher, where he was able to develop paper-based electrodes and publish 3 papers. After obtaining a NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship, he is now pursuing PhD studies at the Department of Physics at UT San Antonio. Read more...