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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Paul G. Huray

Title: Professor Emeritus, Electrical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 843-527-2197
Fax: 803-777-8045

Room 3A19
301 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208

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  • Post Doc., Higher Ed. Management, Harvard, 1982
  • Post Doc., Physics, University of North Carolina, 1969
  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Tennessee, 1968
  • B.S., Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1964


  • 131 Publications
  • 5 books (including Maxwell’s Equations and Foundations of Signal Integrity)
  • 321 invited talks (24 keynote)
  • 9 U. S. Congressional Testimonies

Courses Taught

  • Undergraduate Courses – Freshman Honors Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Freshman Modern Technology, Junior level Electromagnetic Theory I and II, Senior level Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics.
  • Graduate courses - Mathematical Methods of Physics, Communications Technology, Advanced Electromagnetic Theory, Superconducting Devices, Mathematical Methods of Electrical Engineers, Signal Integrity of high speed circuits, Signal Integrity on the system bus.
  • Dissertation Direction – 30 Ph.D. students


  • Oak Ridge National Lab: Physicist in Solid State, Physics, Chemistry Divisions.
  • University of Tennessee: Asst., Assoc., Full Professor, Assoc. Dean, Director - Science Alliance.
  • Centre D'Etudes Nucleaires de Grenoble; Cherchur.
  • The White House (OSTP): Senior Policy Analyst.
  • University of South Carolina: Senior Vice President, Vice Provost, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Engineering, Interim Chairman of Computer Sciences and Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering.


  • University of Tennessee Outstanding Teacher Award 1976.
  • Industrial Research Magazine, IR-100 Award 1982.
  • University of Tennessee Phi Beta Kappa Faculty Award 1988.
  • The Order of The Palmetto 1994.
  • University of South Carolina Distinguished Professor 1994.
  • University of Tennessee Outstanding Alumni Award 2010.


  • PI or Co-PI on 74 awards for $248 Million.


  • Chair, FCCSET committee on Computer Research and Applications.
  • Co-Chair, White House S&T Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
  • Board of Directors: AMA, IRI, 88-Open, RCI, SURA.
  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors for Oak Ridge Associated Universities.
  • Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Board (BESAC) for the Department of Energy.
  • Presidential PCAST panel on High Performance Computing and Communications.
  • Vice Chair, U. S. Delegation for the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) program.
  • Vice Chair, Governor's Mathematics and Sciences Advisory Board (MSAB).
  • PI and Program Director, South Carolina EPSCoR programs.
  • SC Educational TV Digital Media Advisory Board.
  • Chair, University-Laboratory task force for the National Coalition for R&D.
  • Chair, Board of Directors for the Academic Coalition for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
  • Chair, Argonne Natl Lab Review Committee for the Decision and Info. Sciences Division.

Program Creation

  • The UT/ORNL Science Alliance; the Distinguished Scientist Program.
  • NSF S&T Centers and an administration commitment to double the annual NSF budget.
  • U. S. High Performance Computing and Communications Program.
  • U. S. / Japan Bilateral Agreement on R&D Cooperation in Science and Technology.
  • S. Carolina Universities Research and Ed. Found. (SCUREF); the Dist. Scientist Program.
  • NIST Southeast Manufacturing Technology Center.
  • The Partnership in Computational Sciences: a DOE Grand Challenge Consortium.
  • South Carolina - NSF State Systemic Initiative program for Science and Math Education.
  • The Academic Coalition for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (A-CIMS).
  • South Carolina Supercomputer Network.
  • South East Partnership to Share Computational Resources (SEPSCoR).
  • USC-Intel Signal Integrity program
  • USC-ANSYS Program Partner

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