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Post Doctoral Fellow - Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Post Doctoral Fellow - Electrical & Computer Engineering

Clemson, SC
Open Date:
May 6, 2024

The Holcombe Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering is seeking applicants for multiple Postdoctoral Fellowship positions.  These positions offer exceptional opportunities to contribute to research domains at Clemson University. The research programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering cover a wide spectrum of activities in the primary disciplines of computing and communications; energy systems; intelligent systems; and photonics, electronics and quantum systems. Within these areas, there are many specialized research laboratories supporting activities in high performance computing, sensor networks, computer vision, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, embedded systems, integrated circuits, bioelectronics, ion beam processing, advanced manufacturing, applied electromagnetics, microwaves, optics and photonics, lasers, fiber optics, integrated photonics, quantum devices and systems, controls, VLSI design, MEMS, electric vehicles, internet of things, renewable energy, smart grids, power electronics, energy systems, and more.


The Holcombe Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering is one of the largest and most active departments at Clemson University, with 45 full-time faculty members, approximately 600 undergraduates, and 200 graduate students. Annual research expenditures exceed $13 million. Members of the faculty include five IEEE Fellows, four endowed chairs, and eight named professors. The ECE department offers ABET-accredited B.S. programs in electrical engineering and computer engineering, along with M.S. and Ph.D. programs in both disciplines, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Photonic Science and Technology.


Job Duties:

The Postdoctoral Fellow will play a pivotal role in advancing these research areas with responsibilities including, but not limited to:

• Conducting high-level research in one or more focus areas of:

  1. Computing and Communications;
  2. Energy Systems;
  3. Intelligent Systems; and
  4. Photonics, Electronics and Quantum Systems.                          

• Participating in grant proposal submissions.

• Dissemination of research progress through conference papers and peer-reviewed journal articles.

• Collaboration with other groups within and beyond the institution, including interfacing with both academic partners and industry collaborators.

• Contributing to the mentorship and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students within the research group.


PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately upon applying. Applicants should submit their cover letter, CV, and three reference letters through Interfolio at: ( 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.


Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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