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: NSWC Dahlgren Division Partners with University of South Carolina
Team in NEEC-Funded Project
Over the last two years, a team at the University of South Carolina (USC) led by electrical
engineering professor Guoan Wang, developed and tested
Faculty Spotlight: Dougal looks back on nine years as Electrical Engineering Department
Professor Roger Dougal oversaw the Electrical Engineering Department over the last
nine years. Through accomplishments, challenges and changes, Dougal looks back on
his leadership position while using personal experiences to plan his future.
Undergraduate Student Spotlight: The CEC brings back a triple threat
In association with the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (IEEE),
a small group of students, advised by Assistant Prof. Kristen Booth, has reactivated
a national honor society for computer engineering and electrical engineering students
- the Delta Phi chapter of Eta Kappa Nu.
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
Dr. Ali began his tenure as the Electrical Engineering (EE) department chair as of
August 1, 2021. He has been with the USC EE department since August 2001.
Just prior to joining as department chair he worked as a rotator Program Director
at the National Science Foundation in the Electrical, Communications, and Cyber Systems
(ECCS) division at the Directorate of Engineering for 2 years.
More about Dr. Ali
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