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Department of Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina couples cutting-edge research that is advancing energy, materials, and medicine with excellence in education to create a dynamic atmosphere to discover and learn alongside leaders in the field.

Department Highlights

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Research Spotlight: Liu receives NSF Early CAREER award to improve testing of infectious diseases

Chang Liu has received a 2021 Early CAREER Development Award from NSF in support of his proposal to develop improved diagnostic testing technologies. His findings are expected to improve the accuracy with which infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV and COVID-19 are diagnosed.

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Faculty Spotlight: Mustain shows there’s hope for anion exchange membrane fuel cells after all

William Mustain took an engineering approach to the problems facing AEM fuel cells. His findings may have single handedly saved the field.

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Doctoral student lands national fellowship at NREL

Drew Pereira is contributing innovative ideas and game-changing technologies to things like electric vehicles and renewable energy with his doctoral research. But now, the impact of his work is being recognized not only within UofSC, but by national laboratories.

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Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Chemical engineering major explored love for travel during college

Loris, South Carolina, native Dalton Stalvey loves his home state, but when it came time for college, he looked forward to exploring new horizons. He got his wish through the South Carolina Honors College, which he attended on a Palmetto Fellows scholarship.

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Alumni Spotlight: UofSC alumna works to save lives with Moderna vaccine

Adjusting on the fly to perform impactful work has become a skill for University of South Carolina alumna Kate Mingle, and has put her on a path to supporting a vaccine process with worldwide implications.


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