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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: UofSC and Clemson collaborating to produce cleaning process for N95 face masks

As coronavirus cases increase, researchers at the UofSC and Clemson are combining their technical expertise and national networks to bring face mask cleaning and disinfecting processes to the state’s hospitals.

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Faculty Spotlight: Andreas Heyden receives $1M grant to develop methane conversion method

Chemical Engineering Professor Andreas Heyden has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a partial oxidation catalyst based on two-dimension materials for the conversion of methane to liquid methanol. The successful development will result in less waste for oil companies at less detriment to the environment.

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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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