University of South Carolina
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Breakthrough magazine / Research & Economic Development

Winter 2009

South Carolina researchers consider the myriad elements of sustainability and climate change (PDF)

Fall 2008

Brian Benicewicz, one of the University's newest endowed chairs, brings knowledge that complements perfectly the ongoing research at South Carolina (PDF)

Summer 2008

South Carolina is building a green-collar culture in the development of alternative energy and future fuels (PDF)

News release archives

March 22, 2009

President Pastides: Catch the clean-energy vision

The NHA was drawn to Columbia by the vision and commitment of Midlands and state leaders to develop a knowledge-based economy focusing on alternative energies.

March 5, 2009

BASF Fuel Cell supports University of South Carolina study

Brian Benicewicz, COEE endowed chair in Polymer Nanocomposite Research, receives $320,000 grant from BASF Fuel Cell GmbH/Inc. to support research on high-temperature fuel cells.

Feb. 25, 2009

Thomson Reuters, Collexis, university partner to launch Hydrogen Fuel Research Dashboard

Partnership brings together the Collexis proprietary technology, Web of Science data from Thomson Reuters and university's institutional subject matter expertise.

Feb. 20, 2009

Sustainable technology to power Carolina Baseball Stadium scoreboard

College of Engineering and Computing faculty rig new stadium with world's first hydrogen fuel-cell-powered scoreboard.

Oct. 14, 2008

University offers public programs on environment, fuel-cell and hydrogen technology

University offering two public programs that will address topics related to environment and fuel-cell and hydrogen technology.

August 15, 2008

Pastides to participate in Hydrogen Road Tour event

University President Harris Pastides to be among area VIPs on hand to welcome 10 hydrogen vehicles to Columbia.

July 17, 2008

University names Future Fuels Center director

Dr. Ken Reifsnider, professor of mechanical engineering, named director of Future Fuels Center, effective July 1.

July 16, 2008

[Former] President Andrew Sorensen receives University of Queensland doctorate

The honorary degree -- Doctor of the University -- recognizes Sorensen for forging links with University of Queensland in hydrogen-fuel technology, parenting and family research.

Feb. 14, 2008

University Nanocenter and Benedict College partner to provide public programs

Dubbed the Citizens' School, sessions to feature three different programs on nanotechnology, the environment and fuel cell and hydrogen technology.

Dec. 12, 2007

University hires leading scientist in polymer-nanocomposite, fuel-cell research

Dr. Brian Benicewicz, director of New York State Center for Polymer Synthesis, to hold endowed chair in Center of Economic Excellence for Polymer Nanocomposite Research.

Oct. 25, 2007

University unveils Segway powered by fuel cell

Now, riding Segway may become even more convenient, thanks to project under way at university's College of Engineering and Computing.

May 1, 2007

International experts in Columbia May 2-5 for meetings on alternative fuels

University of South Carolina researchers to join experts from North America, Europe and Korea to discuss future of alternative fuels this week at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

April 9, 2007

University recognized for fuel-cell outreach and education by National Hydrogen Association

Dr. Robert M. Zweig Public Education Award presented at NHA meeting in San Antonio earlier this month.

Jan. 4, 2007

University lands pre-eminent researcher to lead solid oxide fuel-cell enterprise

Kenneth L. Reifsnider, director of Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center at University of Connecticut, to become director of Solid Oxide Fuel Program.

Feb. 1, 2005

University signs international research agreement with Fraunhofer Institute

South Carolina has agreed to a partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, Germany, one of the world's leading fuel cell research centers.

Resources & Related Links

Applied Research Center
Fostering innovation by advancing research and application of hydrogen technologies

BASF Fuel Cell
A longtime industry partner of Dr. Brian Benicewicz, the Center for Economic Excellence endowed chair in Polymer Nanocomposite Research; recently announced $320,000 grant

College of Engineering & Computing
Home of NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center for Fuel Cells and Solid Oxide ,

Public-private partnership based in Columbia that nurtures knowledge-based economy and encourages the commercialization of ideas and technology from academic research

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy
University partner for fuel cells research, hydrogen storage, hydrogen production, chemical-energy conversion, electrochemical storage devices; located in Freiburg, Germany

Fuel Cell South
Nonprofit government-academic-industry collaborative supporting the regional fuel cell and hydrogen marketplace

Future Fuels™ research at South Carolina
Hydrogen & fuel cells, clean coal, nuclear, solar and biomass

Future Fuels™ / Intellectual Property
Briefs on eight Future Fuel and energy technologies

Greater Columbia Fuel Cell Challenge
Public-private sector initiative whose goal is to make Columbia a model for the mass deployment of fuel cell applications and other alternative energy sources

Hydrogen Trailblazers
Learn more about Columbia and the NHA Conference and Hydrogen Expo

Korean Institute of Energy Research
University partner in fuel cell and energy research; located in Deajeon, South Korea

University's focal point for research of nanometer-scale structures

Savannah River National Laboratory
U.S. Department of Energy applied R&D laboratory specializing in hydrogen storage

SC Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Alliance
Public-private collaborative advancing commercialization of technologies

SC Launch!
Works with research universities to fund advanced technology startup companies

Public, non-profit corporation helps commercialize technologies

German-based company working with University on development of a prototype hydrogen-fueled diesel engine

NHA ConferenceHydrogen Researchers