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Dr. Clifford L. Henderson

Dean for the College of Engineering, Professor


  • 3011 H.M. Comer
  • phone (205) 348-6405
  • Email


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
M.S., Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Henderson group research lies at the intersection of chemical engineering, chemistry, and materials science, where in many cases the general goals of our work are: (1) to understand the connections between chemical structure, material processing, and properties in advanced materials, (2) to develop materials and processes that allow for high definition patterning of materials and formation of nanostructured materials that enhance their function, and (3) to use these materials and processes to fabricate novel devices and structures for a variety of applications. Examples of current projects include the following:

  • Design of new block copolymers and processes for the directed self assembly (DSA) and fabrication of nanostructures
  • Modeling and simulation of block copolymer phase separation using advanced and novel molecular dynamics techniques
  • Design of new photoresist materials and processes for sub-20nm patterning
  • Studies of the physicochemical property behavior of polymer ultra-thin films
  • Directed synthesis of graphene.

Affiliated Areas
Dean’s Office

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers-AIChE, (2018)
  • USF Outstanding Faculty Award, (2018)
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science-AAAS, (2017).
  • AIChE Gary Leach Award, (2015).
  • AIChE Herb Epstein Award for Technical Programming, (2013).
  • Intel-STC Outstanding Lithography Researcher Award (2012)

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