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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

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Research Spotlight: Interdisciplinary study in material science receives support from U.S. Army

An interdisciplinary team from the University of South Carolina is conducting research in material science that has received support from the U.S. Army. The study analyzes the stacking of atoms and how their order impacts the behavior of the materials they make up.

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Faculty Spotlight: Mustain shows there’s hope for anion exchange membrane fuel cells after all

William Mustain took an engineering approach to the problems facing AEM fuel cells. His findings may have single handedly saved the field.

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Creating change for Native Americans in STEM

Blake MacQueen is a chemical engineering doctoral student with Native American roots. Through his presentation at the AISES conference sharing his pioneering research on catalytic structures, he hopes he can increase minority representation in STEM fields.

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Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Chemical engineering major explored love for travel during college

Loris, South Carolina, native Dalton Stalvey loves his home state, but when it came time for college, he looked forward to exploring new horizons. He got his wish through the South Carolina Honors College, which he attended on a Palmetto Fellows scholarship.

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Donor Spotlight: How Venkat Subramanian chose to honor his father’s legacy

For Venkat Subramanian, the value of education goes far beyond just dollars and cents. It is a promise to mentor, Dr. Ralph White, and his father, T. R. Subramanian, that he will always do his best and push others to succeed even when the odds are stacked against them.


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