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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: 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 Teaching Spotlight: Matthews receives teaching award for his support of graduate students

Mike Matthews has received the Michael J. Mungo Graduate Teaching Award. The award recognizes Matthews’ long-standing commitment to the college’s graduate students during their time at the university and beyond.

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Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Chemical engineering student wins $6,000 for entrepreneurship venture

Chemical Engineering junior Alexis Lewis took home the top prize in The Proving Ground SCRA/Fluor Fan Favorite Track competition. The Proving Ground gave UofSC students and alumni with entrepreneurial aspirations a chance to share their business ideas in a Shark Tank-like competition.

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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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