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Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Carolina resides at the intersection of engineering and medicine. With interdisciplinary faculty from the Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing, the School of Medicine and Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Pharmacy, we collaborate to provide research and education that advances medicine and gives our students learning opportunities both within and beyond the classroom.

Department Highlights

Nano Magazine covers

Liu publishes two papers in high impact journal

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Chang Liu and his research group recently published two cover articles in the high impact journal, ACS Nano.

Shannon DePrater

DePratter one of four USC students named Goldwater Scholars

Biomedical engineering student Shannon DePratter recently earned a national award that recognizes the outstanding work and research of STEM undergraduates.

Bringing HIV testing to patients

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Chang Liu is currently working on research that aims to develop a specialized HIV self-test that could help lower transmission rates and allow for early treatment to reduce the chances of developing AIDS.

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Student Spotlight: Lauren Speck

Senior Lauren Speck developed an interest in engineering when her grandmother was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Combined with her interests in science and math, Speck's personal experience caring for her grandmother ultimately led her to pursue a degree in biomedical engineering.

Mina Schaffsma

Sewing and Swearingen

Biomedical engineering junior Mina Schaafsma is quite a talented student. Whether it is doing research or making her own clothes, she always makes time to pursue her academic and creative interests.

USC Breakthrough Winners

Chang Liu, one of three CEC 2023 USC Breakthrough Award winners

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the exceptional faculty members and graduate students selected to receive the 2023 Breakthrough research awards.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.