University of South Carolina

Researchers

The University of South Carolina has been at the vanguard of hydrogen and future fuels research for decades, creating cleaner energy options that reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Our talent pool includes a core of well established scientists who have been with the University since it launched its research efforts, as well as nationally recognized experts who have been recruited to join the team. Among them:


Brian Benicewicz

Brian Benicewicz

Endowed chair,
Center for Polymer Nanocomposite Research

Notable: Previously director, New York State Center for Polymer Synthesis; and professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)


At South Carolina: Since 2008


Kenneth Reifsnider

Kenneth Reifsnider

Endowed chair,
Center for Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells; and director, Future Fuels Inititiative.

Notable: Membership in National Academy of Engineering


At South Carolina: Since 2007



John Van Zee

John Van Zee

Director,
Center for Fuel Cell Research; and chemical engineering professor.

Notable: Has helped start two hydrogen fuel cell companies


At South Carolina: Since 1984