John Ballato elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

John Ballato of Clemson University was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, a prestigious recognition by his peers for his outstanding contribution to physics. Ballato holds the J. E. Sirrine Endowed Chair in Optical Fiber in Clemson’s Department of […]

John Ballato

Optical fibers are used in a growing range of applications central to modern life from communications, defense and medicine. Ballato has spent his career researching fiber optic development by looking at materials and how they influence light.

Two professors elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Two Clemson University professors who hold endowed chairs are among the newest fellows elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). John Ballato and Marek Urban will be honored on Feb. 15, 2020,  during the association’s annual meeting in Seattle. It will be the first time since 1965 that Clemson has had two professors honored in the same year.

New instrument gifted to COMSET, furthering Clemson’s optical fiber capabilities among the best worldwide

As the only academic facility in the U.S. with industrial-scale capabilities to fabricate optical fiber, the Clemson University Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET) is making significant impacts in the fiber-optic industry. Now, the center’s receiving its second SG Controls MCVD lathe through an in-kind gift from Molex LLC, further positioning COMSET as one of the premiere fiber-optics facilities in the world.