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College of Engineering and Computing

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Department of Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina couples cutting-edge research that is advancing energy, materials, and medicine with excellence in education to create a dynamic atmosphere to discover and learn.

Department Highlights

jochen lauterbach

Research Spotlight: Transforming the materials discovery process through AI

Using artificial intelligence and high-throughput screening, Jochen Lauterbach has identified and filed patents for three new ammonia decomposition catalysts in the past year. His patents reflect the most significant progress made researching this reaction in the past 30 years.

Ralph White

Faculty Spotlight: Ralph White and the growth of the ‘Berkeley Mafia’

Through battery simulation methods he learned from his mentor and passed down to his students, Ralph White has created a family tree that includes members in the country’s top universities and private companies.

mark uline

Undergraduate Teaching Spotlight: One on one advising leads Uline to win Ada B. Thomas Award

In 2013, Mark Uline helped propose a new system of block advisement, which gave students the opportunity to be advised by a faculty member of their choice. This led to him receiving the 2019 Ada B. Thomas Award.

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Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Chemical engineering outstanding senior Rembert White

 We sat down with Rembert White, who was given the chemical engineering department’s Spring 2020 Outstanding Senior Award, to discuss his time at the CEC and his plans for the future.

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Alumni Spotlight: How Stanton Scoma brews up a better community

 When you walk through the doors of Piecewise Coffee you’re met with the rich smells of espresso and baked goods. But it’s the chemistry going on behind the scenes that’s made this cool hangout so much more than a coffee shop.


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