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USC SmartState Centers of Economic Excellence

The University of South Carolina is home to 27 SmartState Centers of Economic Excellence, including 18 that are headquartered at UofSC's Columbia campus, and eight in which UofSC 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.

Advancing Chronic Care Outcomes Through Research and Innovation (ACORN)

As the UofSC arm of the collaborative Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety SmartState Center (with MUSC), the Center for Advancing Chronic Care Outcomes through Research and Innovation (ACORN) is led by Dr. Cynthia Corbett and focuses on innovative, multidisciplinary research to improve health and quality of life among people with chronic conditions.

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 collaborative center with MUSC is led at USC by SmartState Endowed Chair Mitzi Nagarkatti.

Catalysis for Renewable Fuels

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

Childhood Neurotherapeutics

Led at USC by Jeffrey Twiss, the SmartState Chair in Childhood Neurotherapeutics, this is a collaborative center with MUSC.

Data Analysis, Simulation, Imaging and Visualization

Dr. Wolfgang Dahmen leads the SmartState Center for Data Analysis, Simulation, Imaging and Visualization.

Effectiveness Research in Orthopedics (CERorthopedics)

The SmartState Center for Effectiveness Research in Orthopedics 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.

Experimental Nanoscale Physics

The SmartState Center for Experimental Nanoscale Physics hosts a state-of-the-art shared facility for the design, fabrication, and characterization of nanoscale materials.

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 + Commercialization

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

Medication Safety Efficacy

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

Multifunctional Materials and Structures

The SmartState Center for Multifunctional Materials and Structures focuses on design, manufacturing and assembly technology for hybrid composite structures.

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

The SmartState Center for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells is led by Endowed Chair Kevin Huang. 

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

The Richardson Family SmartState Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development is focused on applicable research that directly contributes to the advancement of tourism in South Carolina.

Translational Cancer Therapeutics

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


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