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SmartState Endowed Chairs

SmartState Endowed Chairs are the world-class research scientists and engineers who head up SmartState Centers in a variety of research areas. The University of South Carolina has attracted 18 talented and hardworking chairs to lead SmartState Centers headquartered here.

USC's 18 SmartState Endowed Chairs have come to South Carolina to make a difference in economic development, entrepreneurship, education and our quality of life. They conduct research, leading teams of junior faculty members, research faculty and graduate students, and even serve as entrepreneurs, educators and mentors, wearing many hats as they create and promote unique contributions to South Carolina's economy and well-being.

SmartState Endowed Chairs at the University of South Carolina

Dr. Brian Benicewicz  

SmartState Endowed Chair for Polymer Nanocomposites

Dr. Charles Bennett

SmartState Endowed Chair for Medication Safety Efficacy

Dr. John Brooks  

SmartState Endowed Chair for Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Services

Dr. Daniel Cacuci

SmartState Endowed Chair for Nuclear Science and Energy

Dr. Simon Hudson  

SmartState Endowed Chair for Tourism Management and Economic Development

Dr. Jochen Lauterbach

SmartState Endowed Chair for Strategic Approaches to the Generation of Electricity

Dr. Jamie Lead  

SmartState Endowed Chair for Environmental Nanoscience and Risk

Dr. Sue Levkoff

SmartState Endowed Chair for SeniorSMART (Supporting Mobility, Activity, Rehabilitation, Transportation/Technology) and SmartHOME

Dr. Martin Morad 

SmartState Endowed Chair for Regenerative Medicine

Dr. John Regalbuto

SmartState Endowed Chair for Catalysis for Renewable Fuels

Dr. Kenneth Reifsnider  

SmartState Center for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Dr. Igor Roninson

SmartState Endowed Chair for Translational Cancer Therapeutics

Dr. Christopher Rorden  

SmartState Endowed Chair for Brain Imaging

Dr. Souvik Sen

SmartState Endowed Chair for Clinical Stroke Research

Dr. Rita Snyder  

SmartState Endowed Chair for Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety

Dr. Jeffery Twiss

SmartState Endowed Chair for Childhood Neurotherapeutics

Dr. Richard Webb  

SmartState Endowed Chair for Nanostructures

Dr. Delia West

SmartState Endowed Chair for Technology Enhancing Healthful Lifestyles