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Lowering costs and improving efficiency for battery storage

To better understand an emerging technology, several CEC professors are leading research into developing high fidelity digital models for large scale energy storage batteries.

In Memoriam: Wilfred Kenneth Humphries, Ph.D.

The CEC was saddened to learn of the death of USC alum and Dean Emeritus and Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Emeritus Wilfred Kenneth Humphries.

Teaching, motivating and helping shape students' future

Acting as a bridge between students, faculty and resources, Silke Henrich helps students navigate challenges in and outside the classroom.

A co-opportunity for real-world experiences

Most students try to avoid delaying their graduation, but for chemical engineering junior Sean Budke, trading an extra year of studies for a cooperative education program (co-op) was too good to pass up.

CEC to lead new Institute for Extreme Semiconductor Chips

As the materials used for semiconductor chips technology have evolved, the College of Engineering and Computing is overseeing a new institute tasked with conducting pioneering interdisciplinary research into next generation extreme semiconductor chips.

USC's key contribution for developing more flexible and cost-effective nuclear technology

The Department of Energy is currently funding research in the College of Engineering and Computing's General Atomics Center to provide critical information that companies' and their suppliers need to bring their molten salt reactor designs to market.

Lee plans waste heat conversion research for NSF CAREER Award

As climate change concerns continue to rise, the efficient recycling of waste heat is an urgent scientific challenge. Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Dongkyu Lee's upcoming research will focus on a conversion process, which aims to transform waste heat into useable electric power for clean and sustainable energy.

Small and mobile - new watchwords for nuclear power

There’s plenty of activity afoot on the design front for next-generation nuclear power, says Travis Knight, a mechanical engineering professor and program director of nuclear engineering at the University of South Carolina. The key to understanding the new frontier of nuclear power is simple, he says — think small.

2023 Year in Review

It has been another successful calendar year with innovative research, student success and recognition, and alumni achievements. Take a look back at some of the research, awards and events throughout 2023.

Five graduate students awarded Koerner Family Foundation Fellowships

This year's Koerner Family Foundation Fellows represent the CEC biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, and nuclear engineering programs.

Fulfilling a passion for robotics

In only its second year, the Gamecock Robotics Club has provided an outlet for interested students to pursue their passions, while earning accolades in competitions.

Navigating the World of Consulting

The Gamecock Consulting Club is a blend of students from various academic backgrounds, including engineering. The club provides a unique path by providing students with a platform to explore consulting and achieving success in competitions.

Utilizing robotics and AI for planting and harvesting

Can digital farming go beyond data purposes and incorporate artificial intelligence? Mechanical Engineering Professor Sourav Banerjee is continuing his research into using AI-driven robots for planting, placing and removing stakes on farms.

Sur works on advanced wireless networking and sensing technologies research

Sanjib Sur's research group utilizes next-generation wireless network architectures to improve reliability and resiliency, while their sensing techniques enable objects to be truly smart by understanding and interpreting environments and conditions.

Shaping minds and breaking stereotypes

Sharon Gumina's lifelong dedication to education, coupled with her openness to leveraging technological advancements, has positioned her as a forward-thinking educator contributing to the inclusive and evolving landscape of coding education.

Liu publishes two papers in high impact journal

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Chang Liu and his research group recently published two cover articles in the high impact journal, ACS Nano.

Chemical engineering team places first in national competition

A team of CEC chemical engineering students finished first in a recent competition involving the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions in product design.

Charged and ready to go

Phalanx of USC researchers energizes new SC Nexus initiative

Alumna recognized for contributions to Charlotte business community

Hannah Breed was recently named one of Charlotte's 50 Most Influential Women due to her significant impact on the Charlotte engineering and greater business community.

Paving the road to success

Alumna Lindsey Keziah may have been uncertain about her decision to major in civil and environmental engineering. But 15 years later and working in a senior position at the same company that hired her after graduating, it is obvious that she made the right choice.

Gross earns DARPA Young Faculty Award

Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Andrew Gross recently received an award to pursue research for developing the next generation of material testing methods.

CEC faculty recognized for outstanding contributions to the South Carolina engineering community

Two Civil and Environmental Engineering professors were recently honored by the South Carolina Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

IDEAS Lab leads collaboration efforts for innovative solutions

In the heart of South Carolina, a dedicated group of experts is taking the approaches of engineering solutions to a new level, shaping the future of infrastructure resilience and sustainability.

Force of nature

Chemical engineering team pioneers 3-D printing techniques to mimic natural materials

Civil engineering graduate student earns prestigious scholarship

Neve Steger was recently awarded the Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship from the Environmental Research & Education Foundation to help support her research related to sustainable solid waste management.

Educating with empathy

Portia Plante knew she wanted to teach computer science from an early age, but her path to academia was not straightforward.


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