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Creating a cleaner, greener energy future through power electronics

Herb Ginn is shaping the U.S. Navy's ships of the future by replacing the ships' traditional energy distribution systems with new-age power electronics. And, his findings on energy storage management through this research pose a key solution to the growing climate change crisis.

Sutton elected to National Academy of Engineering

Distinguished Professor Michael Sutton was elected to the National Academy of Engineering on February 6 for his creation of digital image correlation-based measurement technology and its dissemination through commercialization and application in industry. Sutton is the second faculty member at the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing elected to the NAE, joining Chemical Engineering Professor John Monnier.

Our CEC love story

Sometimes the person you're looking for is right under your nose. For Phonecia Hughes and Michael Myers, it wasn't until a normal morning in front of the Swearingen Engineering Center that their love story was set into motion.

UofSC AI Institute sends three students to national women's cohort

The workshop will provide Revathy Venkataramanan, Utkarshani Jaimini and Ananya Banerjee the opportunity to network with and learn from 20 senior female researchers and professionals in the field of computing.

Alumni Q&A: How the Rooney Brothers' Entrepreneurial Spirit Drives Our Future

The Rooney brothers started EPG in early 2018, working with companies in the electric and autonomous vehicle industry. We sat down with them to learn how their time at South Carolina shaped their company.

College of Engineering and Computing helps bring Navy's initiatives to state

The University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing has been instrumental in bringing U.S. Naval initiatives to the state as a way to boost research and innovation.

Researchers advance water resource management using AI

Erfan Goharian and Song Wang at the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing have been awarded a grant to develop an image dataset of water objects from Microsoft AI for Earth. The multidisciplinary research project will use engineering techniques to identify the presence of water, and then using artificial intelligence, it will develop models that predict its impact on the surrounding environment.

Moss receives NSF REU grant

Melissa Moss was awarded an REU grant by the National Science Foundation. Through this grant, 10 undergraduate students from universities across the country will come to the UofSC CEC this summer and participate in a unique research experience that will prepare them for a future career in research.

Michael Gower: Can We Use Fat Tissue to Promote Muscle Growth? Particulate Systems and Their Potential Benefit for All of Humanity

Michael Gower discusses muscle atrophy, the particulate system he is developing to promote muscle growth, and the many different people this research could benefit.

Passing it Forward: How CEC Alumni are Helping the Next Generation Succeed

When Jeff Blohm graduated from the CEC back in 1997, he probably didn't know that his career with ExxonMobil would take him around the globe. But it's his work with current CEC students that's had one of the biggest impacts on his career.

K-12 students invited to Engineers Week Open House

To kick off Engineers Week (E-Week), the CEC is opening its doors for a one-day open house event geared toward kindergarten through 12th grade students on Feb. 15.

Q&A: Engineers Without Borders' trip to Ecuador

From January 2 through January 10, five University of South Carolina students went to Ecuador as part of the Engineers Without Borders organization to help improve the community's access to clean water.

David Matolak to test advanced wireless technologies for National Science Foundation

David Matolak of the College of Engineering and Computing is participating in a three-year research project through the National Science Foundation that will test 5G and other advanced wireless technologies to help unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) fly more safely and efficiently.

Student completes dream internship with Tesla

Working at Tesla was something mechanical engineering senior Brian Youngblood had been dreaming about for years. During the spring and summer of 2019, his dream finally came true.

Our 2019 Story

From building tigers to dominating tennis courts and opening the AI Institute, 2019 has been a year to remember. Take a look back with us at the story of our year in the CEC.

Transforming the materials discovery process through AI

Using artificial intelligence and high-throughput screening, Jochen Lauterbach has identified and filed patents for three new ammonia decomposition catalysts in the past year. These patents reflect the most significant progress made researching this reaction in the past 30 years.

Travis Knight: Is There a Future for Nuclear Energy in America? The Ever-Changing Field and His Journey Through It

Travis Knight discusses his winding journey through the field of nuclear energy, what the future of nuclear looks like in America, and why he thinks it is important for the country's safety and well-being.

Kidane's research improves safety and efficiency of military equipment

Through a three-year grant from the United States Army, Addis Kidane is looking to decrease the weight and improve the safety of military equipment by researching shock mitigation and impact loading through optimized cellular materials.

A tiger built to burn

Building a wooden tiger just to burn it down days before the South Carolina - Clemson football game is nothing new. But, the look, feel and process of building this year's tiger is.

Amit Sheth: Should We Be Worried About Artificial Intelligence? The New AI Institute and Choosing Grad Students

Amit Sheth discusses what "turning big data into smart data" means, ethical concerns surrounding artificial intelligence, and what he looks for in potential graduate students.

Donor Spotlight: How a vending machine inspired the next generation of philanthropy in the Schwartz family

Elmer Schwartz was so much more than just a favorite instructor among students. He had a passion for making sure all students could complete their dream of a college education.

CEC grad student receives national scholarship for nuclear research

Sobhan Patnaik received the American Nuclear Society's 2019 James F. Schumer Scholarship for his research on the cracking behavior of light water reactor fuel pellets under transient temperature conditions.

CEC welcomes six new faculty members

Meet our six new faculty members.

College of Engineering and Computing celebrates alumni accomplishments during Homecoming 2019

The College of Engineering and Computing welcomed back more than 200 alumni and friends during the first weekend of November to celebrate the past, embrace the future and reconnect with classmates.

From California to South Carolina: the growth of the 'Berkeley Mafia'

Through battery simulation methods he learned from his mentor and passed down to his students, Ralph White has created a family tree that includes members in the country's top universities and private companies.

Caicedo leads project to promote independent living in older adults

Juan Caicedo will lead a group of researchers studying how floor vibrations can be used in estimating gait parameters. The goal of this study is to remotely connect health professionals with older adults to help them live independently, for a longer period of time, using non-wearable technology.


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