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College of Engineering and Computing

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Department of Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers enlighten the world – moving information, people, things and energy to make tomorrow even better than today. Our faculty have been recognized as #1 in the state for their research productivity. In our electrical engineering academic programs, you will work in outstanding labs and facilities as you join our research efforts in areas ranging from communications and electromagnetics to power and energy systems.

Department Highlights

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Research Spotlight: Why do smoke alarms keep going off even when there’s no smoke?

In this interview with The Conversation, MVS Chandrashekhar explains how smoke detectors work and why they sometimes sound an alarm for what seems like no reason.

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Faculty Spotlight: CEC professor Asif Khan named first recipient of prestigious IEEE award

Asif Khan is the recipient of the first-ever Lester F. Eastman Award given by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Electron Devices Society. He is being recognized for his work with semiconductor devices, which are key building blocks for next generation power electronics.

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Undergraduate Student: The CEC brings back a triple threat

In association with the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (IEEE), a small group of students, advised by Assistant Prof. Kristen Booth, has reactivated a national honor society for computer engineering and electrical engineering students - the Delta Phi chapter of Eta Kappa Nu. 

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Dillon Lindsay and engineering Cocky's magic cart

Dillon Lindsay, working with his senior design team and the UofSC athletic department, helped create a motorized entrance for the university mascot, Cocky.

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Alumni Spotlight: Alex Molinaroli: From CEC to CEO

The small control boxes lining Swearingen's halls may be unassuming. But for Alex Molinaroli, they were the start of a career that took him from the CEC all the way to the top of one of the most prominent energy solutions companies in the world.


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