Tyler G Harvey, PhD

Clemson University Bioengineering

Contact Information

Office: 313 Rhodes Engineering Research Center
Phone: (864) 656-8845
Email: tgharve@clemson.edu


PhD, Bioengineering, Clemson University, 2018
Certificate, Engineering and Science Education, Clemson University, 2018
MS, Bioengineering, Clemson University, 2016
BS, Bioengineering (Bioelectrical), Clemson University, 2014

Research Interests

Novel Pedagogical Methods in Engineering Education
Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering
Engineering Identity Development
Computational Modeling of Living Systems
Scanning Probe Microscopy

Courses I Teach

I teach primarily undergraduate Bioengineering classes. While my main focus is on senior capstone design, I also get to teach a variety of introductory and seminar classes for underclassmen. Here is a listing of courses I am teaching now or have taught recently. Click on any course for a copy of a recent syllabus.

I'm also a faculty advisor for Clemson Bionics. Check them out on TigerQuest and Facebook.

Office Hours

Want to meet with me? Use one of the links below to schedule an appointment.


Sometimes I make software to make research and teaching easier. Here's a couple of my recent projects:


CellSpark is a MATLAB based electrophysiology simulator used to allow inquiry based learning in undergrad BioE classes.

Recommended citation: Harvey, TG (2017). CellSpark Electrophysiology Simulator. [Computer Software]. Clemson, SC: Clemson University.

AFM Indentation Analysis

This is a MATLAB tool used to make the processing of AFM indentation data a little easier. It's designed for data from IGOR-based systems (Asylum) but it should work with any data.

Recommended citation: Harvey, TG & Dean, D (2017). AFM Indentation Analysis [Computer Software]. Clemson, SC: Clemson University.


I'm passionate about increasing access to STEM for underserved and underrepresented groups. Here are a few of my past and current outreach projects:

EXPLORE Mobile Lab

The EXPLORE Mobile Lab is a partnership between Duke Energy and Clemson's College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences which provides hands on engineering activities to 6-8th grade students across South Carolina. Using the lab as a resource, we're hoping to gauge the current state of engineering identity among SC middle school students as well as gauging the effect of outreach programs in general on helping to grow engineering identity.

Click the logo to the left to view more information about the EXPLORE Mobile Lab.

K-12 Sports Science CI

K-12 Sports Science is a student led Creative Inquiry project aimed at developing an outreach program to engage middle school student athletes in STEM by engaging them with Sports Science technologies. The second goal of this project is to provide hands on experience in circuit design, prototyping, and coding to underclassmen General Engineering and Bioengineering students here at Clemson.

Click the logo to the left to view the student designed website which documents the progress on the project and future goals.


I work extensively with the Outreach Programs division at the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics. Through this partnership, I helped develop curriculum for CREATEng, a summer camp for rising 7-9th graders across South Carolina.

Click the logo at the left to find out more about CREATEng and other outreach experiences at SCGSSM.