Ed Gatzke, associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been selected as the new faculty principal for Green Quad living and learning community. As faculty principal, Gatzke will lead student members of the community in activities related to sustainable education and community service.
Gatzke came to the University of South Carolina in 2001 and served as faculty advisor for the Engineering and Computing Living and Learning Community from 2014 to 2022.
His research interests involve computational modeling and numerical simulation with applications to batteries and fuel cells. He has received the NSF Career Award, the CEC Young Investigator Award, the AIChE Himmelblau award,and the Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. Gatzke is currently principal investigator for a NSF SSTEM grant supporting research related to student retention and success.
Gatzke earned his bachelor's degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology and his doctorate from the University of Delaware. He completed a postdoctoral research experience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the faculty at South Carolina.
Gatzke will transition into the faculty principal role this summer in anticipation of new students arriving in fall 2022.