Paul Clem | The American Ceramic Society

Paul Clem

Clem_P_125Paul Clem is the manager of the Electronic, Optical and Nanomaterials Department at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in Ceramic Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Following student research at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, the University of Illinois Materials Research Lab, and the University of Leeds School of Materials, he joined Sandia National Laboratories in 1996 as a postdoc, was appointed senior member of the technical staff in 1998, a principal member of the technical staff in 2001, and manager of the Electronic and Nanostructured Materials Department in 2011.  

He has 20 years of experience in sol-gel deposition, ceramic processing, and development of functional materials, with over 100 publications, 1800 citations and five patents issued.  He is a member of the Electronics and Basic Science divisions, established the ACerS Basic Science/Electronics Division Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA) conference in 2010, and served as an officer of The American Ceramic Society Electronics Division from 2006-2011, including Electronics Division chair in 2010.  His current research includes metamaterials, thermochromic materials for building energy efficiency, materials for windpower, and additive manufacturing of metals, polymers and ceramics.
Research Interests:

  • Sol-gel processing
  • Electrical and optical properties of ceramic materials
  • Printed electronics and additive manufacturing
  • Design of hybrid organic-inorganic functional materials

Honors and Awards:

  • 2013- Elected Fellow of The American Ceramic Society
  • 2011- Elected to IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control governing body
  • 2011- Plenary Speaker, 2011 Korean Ceramic Society Spring Meeting, Suwon, Korea, “Direct write of functional materials for three-dimensional integration”
  • 2010- R&D 100 Award – Solution Deposition Planarization
  • 2010-2011- Chair, American Ceramic Society Electronics Division
  • 2008- Keynote speaker, 2008 ACerS/IMAPS CICMT conference, “Direct write of electronic materials for three-dimensional polymer integration”, Münich, Germany
  • 2007- Invited speaker, 2007 National Academy of Engineering and Alexander von Humboldt Society Frontiers of Engineering meeting, “Smart Materials for Microsystems,” Hamburg, Germany
  • IEEE UFFC Society 2007 Ferroelectrics Outstanding Young Investigator Award