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Office of the Vice President for Research


Faculty Expertise

The University of South Carolina's faculty are leaders in their fields of scholarship. They excel in research, garnering more than $200 million dollars in sponsored awards each of the last six years even as they work to ensure their students have the richest possible experience during their years at Carolina.

From hard sciences like chemistry, biology and physics to engineering, the arts and humanities, and beyond, USC serves as the professional home for some of the Palmetto State's foremost experts in a variety of fields. These faculty members are dedicated to teaching and ensuring the richest possible student experience, and to conducting cutting-edge research that will help bring about a brighter future for our neighbors in the Palmetto State and around the globe. 

Carolina faculty have unique strengths in the university's four research focus areas: health sciences, advanced materials, energy and environment and sustainability. The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to showcase USC's best and brightest faculty, and provide details about their expertise, past and present projects, and background through a number of avenues.