Clemson University broke ground on its $130 million Advanced Materials Innovation Complex on its main campus, the college announced May 16.
The 143,000-square-foot facility will serve as home to the university’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering and will feature:
- Research and teaching laboratories
- Classrooms and collaborative spaces
“The Advanced Materials Innovation Complex will be a cutting-edge advanced materials education and research facility, serving as a shining beacon for attracting top talent, both exceptional faculty and outstanding students,” said Clemson Dean of the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences Anand Gramopadhye. “It will establish Clemson and our state as a national leader in advanced materials supporting industries in advanced manufacturing, transportation, energy, health innovation and next-generation computing. It will be the driver for research, innovation and for creating the future workforce to support our industry and overall economy. When we look back, a decade from now we will point to this very moment when we broke ground to create this facility, celebrating that it has served the very purpose it was intended to do – attracting new industry and jobs, bolstering our economy and bringing prosperity to all South Carolinians.
The AMIC facility is expected to open in late 2025.