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CEC faculty members get Two Thumbs Up

Since 2019, three CEC faculty members have been nominated by their students for the Two Thumbs Up Award. Given by the Student Disability Resource Center, the award recognizes faculty that go above and beyond to assist their students.

CEC undergraduate students receive grants from NASA SC Space Grant Consortium

Seven undergraduate students from the College of Engineering and Computing have been awarded grants from the NASA SC Space Grant Consortium in furtherance of their research in the areas of composite manufacturing and future factories.

Electric vehicles face a long road to becoming feasible on a large scale

Electric vehicles have long been seen as a viable eco-friendly alternative to traditional cars that require gasoline. However, as with all new technologies, development is still needed to make affordable EVs a reality.

Solar trailer spurs sustainability efforts at UofSC

The Office of Sustainability along with mechanical engineering students worked together to create a sustainable solution for providing power to events at UofSC. The solar trailer is a converted, movable trailer that is able to store energy from the sun and power electrical equipment.

CEC students shine during Capstone Showcase

The capstone design program is a required senior-level course that aims to solve real-world challenges for businesses. More than 30 groups of seniors displayed projects culminating in months of hard work with many different companies.

Class of 2021: Biomedical engineering major looks forward to veterinary school, Ph.D. program

Sydney Womack’s calendar has been booked nearly solid during her four years at South Carolina and little wonder — she majored in biomedical engineering, minored in mathematics, earned a performance certificate in the School of Music, conducted undergraduate research and co-authored a scholarly article and three poster presentations.

Meet the 2021 Outstanding Seniors

This year, 17 students were named Outstanding Seniors by their departments and the SC Society of Professional Engineers.

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.

A note from the Dean: Nuclear Energy

For years, conversations surrounding nuclear energy have been silenced by anecdotal fear of cataclysmic disasters. But now, these fears are dated. As I look at the work of our faculty, and the high-quality students we are preparing to enter this industry, I know that the field of nuclear energy is ready to help combat the growing climate crisis.

CEC finds leadership close to home: Chemical engineering faculty named new chair and program director

The College of Engineering and Computing announces the appointments of Melissa Moss and Mark Uline as the new chair for the Department of Chemical Engineering and director for the Biomedical Engineering Program, respectively.

IIT Capstone program prepares graduates for technical and personal success

Students in the integrated information technology program connect with companies across the country during their senior capstone experience. Director of Internships Tony Dillon calls it the "technology talent pipeline."

UofSC receives third NASA ULI in three years

South Carolina is developing simulation tools and operational processes that will improve the affordability and safety of future vertical lift vehicles, also known as urban air mobility aircraft. As one of six research teams awarded a NASA ULI grant, our college will play an integral role in developing these aircraft of the future.

Alumni Spotlight: How Kenneth Allen hopes to save lives through clean energy

CEC alumnus Kenneth Allen is working to develop mobile micro nuclear power plants, or MMNPs. His research could provide safe and clean energy to troops overseas, eliminating their need to transport fossil fuels and keeping them safer.

Concrete nanoreinforcement research to improve durability, reduce maintenance of infrastructure

Fabio Matta is working to improve concrete durability using extremely small amounts of graphene oxide nanoribbons in collaboration with the Savannah River National Laboratory. He believes that this process can help make concrete tougher and more durable.

COVID-19 revealed how sick the US health care delivery system really is

Health information and technology expert Elizabeth A. Regan writes in The Conversation the flaws that COVID-19 has revealed about the U.S. health care system.

CEC graduate student Sobhan Patnaik receives national scholarship for nuclear research

Sobhan Patnaik has received the Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarship Award for his research on cracking of nuclear fuel pellets under transient temperature conditions. He hopes this work will result in improved safety and economics surrounding nuclear fuels.

CEC professor Lucy Yu leads effort to enhance safety of nuclear fuel storage

Lucy Yu is developing a technology that will repair and mitigate stress corrosion cracks in nuclear spent fuel storage containers. Her research will potentially reduce the safety hazard associated with nuclear spent fuel storage by preventing leaks of radioactive materials.

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.

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.

Despite distance, CEC students find support system in each other

A professional and social support system is essential for every college student's wellbeing, and the pandemic has only made this truer. Despite social distancing restrictions, Alpha Omega Epsilon, has continued to provide a tight-knit support system that empowers members.

Dryer receives engineering's highest professional distinction

Education Foundation Distinguished Researcher Fred Dryer has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to the understanding of combustion processes for propulsion and transportation applications and for fire safety.

African American alumnus' success honors previous generations

While Green is an exemplary product of South Carolina, his parents -- along with generations of other African American South Carolinians -- were not able to attend UofSC. For Green, he views his accomplishments as a tribute to those who didn't have the same opportunity.

CEC professor Asif Khan named first recipient of prestigious IEEE award

Asif Khan is the recipient of the first-ever Lester F. Eastman Award given by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Electron Devices Society. He is being recognized for his work with semiconductor devices, which are key building blocks for next generation power electronics.

UofSC to help lead Savannah River National Laboratory research innovation and workforce development

The University of South Carolina and the Battelle Savannah River Alliance are partnering to conduct critical research at one of the country’s premier national laboratories – the Savannah River National Laboratory. The partnership will contribute to workforce development and provide cutting-edge advancements in national security, energy and environmental research.

Two UofSC students receive AIChE Women in Chemical Engineering Travel Award

Sepideh Norouzi and Kyung-Eun You received the American Institute of Chemical Engineer's Women in Chemical Engineering (WIC) Travel Award. This provided them free admission to AIChE's 2020 Annual Meeting and a year's membership to the professional organization.

Chemical engineering 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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