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Protecting soldiers against ballistic impacts

Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Subramani Sockalingam is currently working on research that aims to better understand structure-property relationships of body armor materials that will help with soldiers' safety.

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Meet the students behind this year's signature event

Utilizing microstructure modeling for eliminating defects

Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Lang Yuan is utilizing his expertise in 3D printing to develop a machine learning enhanced understanding of functionally gradient materials.

Downey one of 60 early career engineers to attend NAE symposium

Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Austin Downey was one of only 60 individuals worldwide selected to attend a recent National Academy of Engineering symposium that also facilitated international and cross-disciplinary research collaborations.

Women researchers at USC embody goals of Title IX in their educational journeys and careers

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. Two USC women in research, Dr. Sanaz Sadati and Dr. Melissa Nolan, exemplify how Carolina is actively engaged in changing the culture for women beginning careers in academia and research. Their stories mark the first of a three-part series on Title IX’s impact by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Developing alternative fuels for the U.S. Navy

Faculty from four CEC departments are utilizing their expertise to assist the U.S. Navy by determining alternative fuels to limit carbon emissions for improving vessel performance and to combat climate change.

Engineering professor teaches students to think differently

Juan Caicdeo is Garnet Apple teaching award winner

Understanding Alzheimer's disease

More than six million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease and that number is expected to rise to nearly 13 million by 2050. But one Ph.D. candidate is dedicated to better understanding methods of early detection and the disease's progression that could lead to improved outcomes.

Alumni Q&A: Dr. Caila Boyd Magazine, '15

A CEC alum has aligned her biomedical engineering education and skills into medicine. It also served as solid foundation and preparation for the rigors of medical school.

Motivation in Montana

A trip out west helped motivate Civil and Environmental Engineering senior Roland Herbkersman to improve the infrastructure of dams.

Pierce becomes CIEL director

As director of the Center of Integrative and Experiential Leaning, Pierce hopes to make opportunities for engagement more accessible and equitable for all students.

Student Spotlight: Caroline Boozer, '23

Cyber intelligence helps organizations better understand current and future threats to their digital infrastructure. One CEC student is planning to use her life-long interest and experiences in computer science to help protect against cyberattacks.

Gerdes looking to foster innovation, belonging in Rhodos living learning community

As the new faculty principal of the Rhodos Fellows Living Learning Community, John Gerdes is expanding students’ horizons in information, design and computing.

Agostinelli to be featured panelist at AI Event

CEC Assistant Professor and artificial intelligence expert Forest Agostinelli will be part of an important discussion on the ethical and societal implications of using AI.

CEC alumni contribute to improving highways through major infrastructure project

The area in Columbia known as "Malfunction Junction" is receiving a significant makeover to improve the area's transportation infrastructure. Several CEC alumni are involved in the massive project for improving travel for thousands of South Carolinians and out-of-state drivers.

Using AI and digital threads for predicting failure, maintenance and system reliability

Professor Abdel Bayoumi has researched and helped improved predictive maintenance methods for 24 years. He is now working on implementing a digital transformation to create a sustainable predictive maintenance program for the next generation of mechanical, electrical and structural systems.

Can I eat this food or not?

A computer science and engineering graduate student is using artificial intelligence techniques to develop nutritional analysis from food images and meal recommendations based on a user's health conditions and food preferences.

Aerospace engineering program enjoys growth to fill unique needs

The CEC's aerospace engineering undergraduate program continues to grow from its humble beginnings in 2018 and remains the only program of its kind in South Carolina.

Research aims to produce cleaner and more efficient hydrogen

Producing hydrogen has negative impacts such as high costs and carbon dioxide emission. But Mechanical Engineering Professor Kevin Huang is conducting research that utilizes reversible solid oxide cells for clean, efficient and high-yield hydrogen production.

Transforming food waste to value-added products? Berge's research aims for sustainable conversion

Imagine someone using a wet waste, such as a banana peel, to efficiently extract and reuse its resources. Associate Professor Nicole Berge is conducting research to determine if these wet wastes can be converted to value-added products through a more sustainable and economically viable approach.

CEC announces CAREER Award winners

The College of Engineering and Computing announces three CAREER Award winners - Michael Gower, Monirosadat Sadati, and Sanjib Sur.

Utilizing smart sensors to assess levee risks and hazards

Accurately predicting levees' performance and hazards are essential for managing risk in flood-prone areas. Professor Jasim Imran's current research is developing a framework to better determine levee risk factors and predict where failures may occur.

CEC welcomes new faculty for 2022-2023 academic year

This academic year's new faculty bring several years of research and teaching experience in computer science, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering.

Demuth awarded Robert Maher Memorial Scholarship

An accelerated bachelor's/master's degree student has received a scholarship that will help enable him to pursue his research and interest in nuclear engineering.

Cacuci releases new book on groundbreaking sensitivity analysis methodology

SmartState Endowed Chair Professor Dan Cacuci recently had his first of three volumes released that focuses on his methodology to overcome the curse of dimensionality.

Ph.D. student builds online community for biology enthusiasts

Candice Cheung, a third-year biomedical engineering Ph.D. student, has helped develop Biocord, an online community for biology enthusiasts. The group is now registered as a nonprofit with more than 20,000 members.


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