Department of Electrical Engineering
Electrical engineers enlighten the world – moving information, people, things and
energy to make tomorrow even better than today.
Our faculty have been recognized as #1 in the state for their research productivity. In our electrical
engineering academic programs, you will work in outstanding labs and facilities as you join our research efforts in areas ranging from communications and electromagnetics to power and energy systems.
Research Spotlight: 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
Faculty Spotlight: The Makings of a Mentor
Not only is Kristen Booth involved in multi-million-dollar power electronics research
and joining the college’s prolific power electronics team, but she is also encouraging
rural students to consider pursuing graduate school and even doctoral degrees.
Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Gamecock GP Club Races Toward Electric Competition
In May 2020, after three years of hard work and 844 miles of travel, Jack Hannum and
his team of 36 fellow students will represent the UofSC CEC as ‘Gamecock GP’ at the
Formula SAE competition in Toronto, Canada.
Graduate Student Spotlight: Dillon Lindsay and engineering Cocky's magic cart
Dillon Lindsay, working with his senior design team and the UofSC athletic department,
helped create a motorized entrance for the university mascot, Cocky.
Alumni Spotlight: Alex Molinaroli: From CEC to CEO
The small control boxes lining Swearingen's halls may be unassuming. But for Alex
Molinaroli, they were the start of a career that took him from the CEC all the way
to the top of one of the most prominent energy solutions companies in the world.
Meet the Department Chair
Professor Dougal leads the Power and Energy Systems research group, where research
principally focuses on power electronics but it also encompasses a wide range of associated
technologies across a number of engineering departments. More about Dr. Dougal
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