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Meet the 2021 Outstanding Seniors

This year, 17 students were named Outstanding Seniors by their departments and the SC Society of Professional Engineers.

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.

A note from the Dean: Nuclear Energy

For years, conversations surrounding nuclear energy have been silenced by anecdotal fear of cataclysmic disasters. But now, these fears are dated. As I look at the work of our faculty, and the high-quality students we are preparing to enter this industry, I know that the field of nuclear energy is ready to help combat the growing climate crisis.

CEC finds leadership close to home: Chemical engineering faculty named new chair and program director

The College of Engineering and Computing announces the appointments of Melissa Moss and Mark Uline as the new chair for the Department of Chemical Engineering and director for the Biomedical Engineering Program, respectively.

IIT Capstone program prepares graduates for technical and personal success

Students in the integrated information technology program connect with companies across the country during their senior capstone experience. Director of Internships Tony Dillon calls it the "technology talent pipeline."

UofSC receives third NASA ULI in three years

South Carolina is developing simulation tools and operational processes that will improve the affordability and safety of future vertical lift vehicles, also known as urban air mobility aircraft. As one of six research teams awarded a NASA ULI grant, our college will play an integral role in developing these aircraft of the future.

Alumni Spotlight: How Kenneth Allen hopes to save lives through clean energy

CEC alumnus Kenneth Allen is working to develop mobile micro nuclear power plants, or MMNPs. His research could provide safe and clean energy to troops overseas, eliminating their need to transport fossil fuels and keeping them safer.

Concrete nanoreinforcement research to improve durability, reduce maintenance of infrastructure

Fabio Matta is working to improve concrete durability using extremely small amounts of graphene oxide nanoribbons in collaboration with the Savannah River National Laboratory. He believes that this process can help make concrete tougher and more durable.

COVID-19 revealed how sick the US health care delivery system really is

Health information and technology expert Elizabeth A. Regan writes in The Conversation the flaws that COVID-19 has revealed about the U.S. health care system.

CEC graduate student Sobhan Patnaik receives national scholarship for nuclear research

Sobhan Patnaik has received the Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarship Award for his research on cracking of nuclear fuel pellets under transient temperature conditions. He hopes this work will result in improved safety and economics surrounding nuclear fuels.

CEC professor Lucy Yu leads effort to enhance safety of nuclear fuel storage

Lucy Yu is developing a technology that will repair and mitigate stress corrosion cracks in nuclear spent fuel storage containers. Her research will potentially reduce the safety hazard associated with nuclear spent fuel storage by preventing leaks of radioactive materials.

Liu receives NSF Early CAREER award to improve testing of infectious diseases

Chang Liu has received a 2021 Early CAREER Development Award from NSF in support of his proposal to develop improved diagnostic testing technologies. His findings are expected to improve the accuracy with which infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV and COVID-19 are diagnosed.

UofSC alumna works to save lives with Moderna vaccine

Adjusting on the fly to perform impactful work has become a skill for University of South Carolina alumna Kate Mingle, and has put her on a path to supporting a vaccine process with worldwide implications.

Despite distance, CEC students find support system in each other

A professional and social support system is essential for every college student's wellbeing, and the pandemic has only made this truer. Despite social distancing restrictions, Alpha Omega Epsilon, has continued to provide a tight-knit support system that empowers members.

Dryer receives engineering's highest professional distinction

Education Foundation Distinguished Researcher Fred Dryer has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to the understanding of combustion processes for propulsion and transportation applications and for fire safety.

African American alumnus' success honors previous generations

While Green is an exemplary product of South Carolina, his parents -- along with generations of other African American South Carolinians -- were not able to attend UofSC. For Green, he views his accomplishments as a tribute to those who didn't have the same opportunity.

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.

UofSC to help lead Savannah River National Laboratory research innovation and workforce development

The University of South Carolina and the Battelle Savannah River Alliance are partnering to conduct critical research at one of the country’s premier national laboratories – the Savannah River National Laboratory. The partnership will contribute to workforce development and provide cutting-edge advancements in national security, energy and environmental research.

Two UofSC students receive AIChE Women in Chemical Engineering Travel Award

Sepideh Norouzi and Kyung-Eun You received the American Institute of Chemical Engineer's Women in Chemical Engineering (WIC) Travel Award. This provided them free admission to AIChE's 2020 Annual Meeting and a year's membership to the professional organization.

Chemical engineering doctoral student lands national fellowship at NREL

Drew Pereira is contributing innovative ideas and game-changing technologies to things like electric vehicles and renewable energy with his doctoral research. But now, the impact of his work is being recognized not only within UofSC, but by national laboratories.

How explainable artificial intelligence can help humans innovate

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has created computers that can drive cars, synthesize chemical compounds, fold proteins and detect high-energy particles at a superhuman level. Forest Agostinelli explains to The Conversation how artificial intelligence can help humans innovate.

CEC Graduate students receive Koerner Family Foundation Fellowships

The UofSC College of Engineering and Computing is proud to announce that graduate students Ben Egelske and Michael Royko have been selected as 2021 Koerner Family Foundation Fellows.

Sheth named a Fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery

The Fellows program, ACM's highest honor, recognizes the top one percent of members for outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology. Sheth is one of 95 members chosen for the distinction among an international group of leaders across all of computing's disciplines.

A note from the Dean: Intelligent Infrastructure

As the world around us grows smarter, our country must grow smarter with it. And here at the UofSC College of Engineering and Computing, I am proud to say that we are leading this charge to improve the lives of all Americans by improving the infrastructure around them.

CEC works to improve South Carolina's road pavement design

Sarah Gassman is part of a research study that will help the SCDOT better calibrate its pavement design to local climate and traffic conditions. The research is expected to improve road quality and durability for the betterment of all South Carolina drivers.

Sutton receives SES Engineering Science Medal

Michael Sutton was awarded the medal for his "pioneering contributions" to the fields of experimental solid mechanics and materials characterization. The recognition highlights the increasing importance of the DIC technology he created.

 

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