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USC SmartState Centers of Economic Excellence

The University of South Carolina is home to 26 SmartState Centers of Economic Excellence, including 18 that are headquartered at USC's Columbia campus, and eight in which USC is a supporting research collaborator working with other South Carolina research institutions.

SmartState Centers at the University of South Carolina

Advanced Tissue Biofabrication  

This is a collaborative center with MUSC and Clemson.

Brain Imaging

Led at USC by Christopher Rorden, SmartState Endowed Chair in Neuroimaging, this is a collaborative center with MUSC.

Cancer Disparities

This is a collaborative center with MUSC and South Carolina State University.

Cancer Drug Discovery

This is a collaborative center with MUSC.

Catalysis for Renewable Fuels

The SmartState Center for Catalysis for Renewable Fuels is led by Endowed Chair John Regalbuto.

Childhood Neurotherapeutics

The SmartState Center for Childhood Neurotherapeutics is led by Endowed Chairs Jeffrey Twiss at USC Columbia and Manuel Casanova at the USC School of Medicine in Greenville.

Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety

This is a collaborative center with MUSC.

Data Analysis, Simulation, Imaging and Visualization

 

Effectiveness Research in Orthopedics (CERorthopedics)

The SmartState Center for Effectiveness Research in Orthopedics (previously called the Center for Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Services) is led by Endowed Chair John Brooks.

Environmental Nanoscience and Risk

The SmartState Center for Environmental Nanoscience and Risk is led by Endowed Chair Jamie Lead.

General Atomics Center for Development of Transformational Nuclear Technology

The General Atomics Center for the Development of Transformational Nuclear Technology is led by Endowed Chair Theodore Besmann.

Healthcare Quality

Led at USC by Endowed Chair Xiaoming Li, this is a collaborative center with MUSC.

Innovation and Commercialization

 The SmartState Center for Innovation and Commercialization is led by Ednowed Chair Laura Cardinal.

Medication Safety Efficacy

Led at USC by Charles Bennett, SmartState Endowed Chair for Medication Safety Efficacy, this is a collaborative center with MUSC.

Multiphysics of Engineered Functional Materials & Structures

The SmartState Center for Multifunctional Materials & Structures is led by Endowed Chair Michel van Tooren.

Nanostructures in Technology

 

Nuclear Science and Energy

The SmartState Center for Nuclear Science and Energy is led by Endowed Chair Dan Cacuci.

Polymer Nanocomposites

The SmartState Center for Polymer Nanocomposites is led by Endowed Chair Brian Benicewicz.

Regenerative Medicine

Led at USC by Martin Morad, SmartState Endowed Chair for Regenerative Medicine, this is a collaborative center with MUSC and Clemson.

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

 

Strategic Approaches to the Generation of Electricity

The SmartState Center for Strategic Approaches to the Generation of Electricity is led by Endowed Chair Jochen Lauterbach.

Stroke

Led at USC by Souvik Sen, SmartState Endowed Chair for Clinical Stroke Research, this is a collaborative center with MUSC.

Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles 

Led at USC by Delia West, SmartState Endowed Chair for Technology Enhancing Healthful Lifestyles, this is a collaborative center with MUSC.

Tourism and Economic Development

Led at USC by Simon Hudson, SmartState Endowed Chair for Tourism Management and Economic Development, this is a collaborative center with Coastal Carolina University.

Translational Cancer Therapeutics

Led at USC by Igor Roninson, SmartState Endowed Chair for Translational Cancer Therapeutics, this is a collaborative center with MUSC.