Clifton Harris is an assistant professor of chemistry at Winthrop University, as well as the assistant director of Winthrop’s Eagle STEM scholars program. He earned a B.A. in chemistry from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County in 2005. He then earned his doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of Notre Dame in 2011. Since arriving at Winthrop, Dr. Harris has mentored undergraduate research assistants in work pertaining to developing advanced nanomaterials for cleaner and more efficient light energy conversion.