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College of Engineering and Computing

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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.

Department Highlights

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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 change crisis.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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