Chemical and Materials Engineering
B.S., Robert College, Istanbul, Turkey, 1969
M.S., California Institute of Technology, 1970
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1973
Esin Gulari was named Dean of the College of Engineering and Science at Clemson University on July 1, 2006.
In her capacity as Dean, she oversees 15 academic departments, which have an enrollment of about 5,000 students, 23 undergraduate and 45 graduate degree programs, and 11 research centers.
Since becoming Dean, Gulari has created two new units within the college. The first is the School of Computing, which has the mission to prepare students for all aspects of computing as part of a university-wide emphasis on information technology and high-performance computing. The aim is to allow for rapid development of emerging, interdisciplinary research and academic programs. The department of engineering and science education is the second unit established and is designed to improve the educational methods and pedagogy of teaching science and engineering at the university level and to reach out to K-12 education with innovative strategies in math, science and engineering.
Before coming to Clemson University, Gulari was a member of the chemical engineering and materials science (CHEMS) department faculty in the College of Engineering at Wayne State University. She was chair of the department from 1993 to 2000. While at Wayne State, she was also the chief technology officer of nanoSEC, a startup company for manufacturing composites using supercritical fluid processing.
Gulari is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the 2003 chair for the Council of Chemical Research, and a member of the executive board of the Committee of the Advancement of Women Chemists and Chemical Engineers (COACh).
From 2000 to 2004, Gulari served at the National Science Foundation (NSF) where she was the director of the Chemical and Transport Systems Division in the Engineering Directorate. She also served as acting assistant director for the Engineering Directorate at NSF from September 2001 to April 2003.
Her research interests include thermodynamics and transport properties of polymer solutions and melts, materials processing with supercritical fluids, nano-scale fillers for composites and light scattering and optical methods for probing microstructure of complex fluids.
Gulari was appointed to the National Science Board in 2008