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UofSC receives $11.2 million grant to design crystals to keep nuclear waste safe

Scientists in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Computing are designing waste forms to safely contain radioactive waste for thousands of years.

Deep learning algorithm to remove materials discovery bottleneck in emerging tech industries

Researchers have developed a deep learning-based smart algorithm that uses a generative adversarial network model to dramatically improve the material search efficiency up to two orders of magnitude. It has the potential to greatly speed up the discovery of novel functional materials.

UofSC, Navatek win contract to research Navy power and energy systems

The U.S. Office of Naval Research has awarded the partnership of UofSC and Navatek LLC a $9.2 million contract for the research of power and energy systems and the development of digital twin prototypes.

Yuan and Downey to advance field of additive manufacturing through support from S.C. Research Authority

Lang Yuan and Austin Downey are developing "smart" additive manufacturing techniques that will achieve greater quality and performance of metal materials through a real-time control system.

A note from the Dean: Aerospace Materials

Our college is pushing the boundaries of aerospace engineering and manufacturing, and bringing the industry with us. The results speak for themselves.

Two home-grown researchers emerge as leaders in SC's aerospace industry

The college's unique model of learning through an academic work floor prepared Darun Barazanchy and Wout De Backer to lead the state's growing work in advanced manufacturing research and development. Now, they are co-PIs on one of the aerospace industry's most prestigious grants.

Sockalingam receives support from Army for research on military armor systems

Subramani Sockalingam is undergoing two research efforts that will enhance the development of the next generation of military armor materials. Together, the results could lead to improved performance and survivability of soldier protection body armor.

The pioneers of structural health monitoring

Using structural health monitoring technology, Giurgiutiu, Banerjee and Yu work like doctors, evaluating the 'health' of America's safety-critical structures by looking at their well-being beneath the surface.

Alumni Spotlight: How the CEC helped David King soar through the aerospace industry

David King's dreams about a career in aerospace started while watching astronauts walk across the moon. From hundreds of thousands of miles away, Neil Armstrong and others inspired King to reach for the stars, but it would be mentors and colleagues right here on Earth that would help him become a prominent leader in the industry.

The valedictorian who tackled running backs

Very few high school valedictorians can tackle a 200-pound running back. Not many Division 1 college football players can tackle the rigor of a mechanical engineering degree. But this University of South Carolina Class of 2020 graduate did both.

Breakthrough Star: Lingyu “Lucy” Yu looks after ‘health’ of structures

Mechanical engineering associate professor Lingyu “Lucy” Yu describes her work in nondestructive evaluation and structural health monitoring as being something like a medical doctor.

Wang to improve the safety of aircraft through new simulation technology

As today's aircraft grow thinner and lighter to allow for greater fuel efficiency, Yi Wang is developing technology to ensure safety is not sacrificed as cost efficiency of aircraft production is increased.

UofSC McNair Aerospace Center leading South Carolina's charge to become a smart manufacturing state

In seven years, the McNair Center has gone from a simple dream to a full-blown reality. Using a model that pairs industry partners directly with faculty and students, the center has made itself an integral component of SC's aerospace industry and a key player in its future.

Students set for Bridge to Doctorate program

The first 12 students accepted into the university's Bridge to Doctorate program bring diverse life experiences but share a common commitment to science and community.

Gagnon reaches pinnacle of success as first-generation college graduate

Kevin Gagnon's parents did not have the opportunity to receive four-year college degrees, but they worked hard to make sure he did. In Kevin's four years at UofSC, he gave his parents plenty to be proud of.

Ramy Harik named leading innovator in smart manufacturing

Ramy Harik, associate professor of mechanical engineering, has been recognized as one of the 20 most influential professors in the field of smart manufacturing.

CSE student becomes fourth Gamecock to ever receive DoD SMART Scholarship

It wasn't just one factor that led to Abby Delnoce receiving one of the nation's most respected STEM student awards. But, through the support of her family and the UofSC community, Delnoce has received the Department of Defense's SMART Scholarship.

CEC aerospace team leading $5.7 million NASA University Leadership Initiative

Through a NASA University Leadership Initiative, the UofSC CEC aerospace team will revolutionize the materials and technology used to create aircraft, the speed and cost that parts can be produced at, and aircraft's overall strength and durability.

Matthews receives teaching award for his support of graduate students

Mike Matthews of the College of Engineering and Computing has received the Michael J. Mungo Graduate Teaching Award. The award recognizes Matthews' long-standing commitment to the college's graduate students during their time at the university and beyond.

Ed Gatzke recognized for commitment to student success

Chemical Engineering Professor Ed Gatzke has received the Outstanding Faculty and Staff Partner Award from the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support. The award recognizes a member of the UofSC faculty who has demonstrated significant support for the division, the division's programs and services and the overall quality of campus life.

New peer mentorship program provides 'invaluable' experience to 200 CEC freshmen

In its first year, the Peer Mentorship Program at the CEC paired 203 incoming freshmen with 186 older CEC students. At least once a month the mentors and mentees met to discuss social, academic and career-oriented topics.

Chemical engineering student wins $6000 for entrepreneurship venture

Chemical Engineering junior Alexis Lewis took home the top prize in The Proving Ground SCRA/Fluor Fan Favorite Track competition. The Proving Ground gave UofSC students and alumni with entrepreneurial aspirations a chance to share their business ideas in a Shark Tank-like competition.

UofSC and Clemson collaborating to produce cleaning process for N95 face masks

As coronavirus cases increase, researchers at the UofSC and Clemson are combining their technical expertise and national networks to bring face mask cleaning and disinfecting processes to the state's hospitals.

Rekleitis receives NSF Early CAREER Award to create autonomous underwater robot

Through a 2020 NSF Early CAREER Development Award, Rekleitis plans to increase the autonomy of his underwater robots to allow for improved shipwreck mapping, coral reef monitoring, and underwater cave exploration and surveying

Alumni Spotlight: How Andrew Jarvie Engineered a Simple Solution for Essential Workers

As a senior engineer with John Deere, Andrew Jarvie continues to go into work each day helping to keep America moving forward. But it didn't take long for this CEC alumnus to see that one small device could protect the lives of many essential workers.

Gamecock GP Club Races Toward Electric Competition

In May 2020, after three years of hard work and 844 miles of travel, Jack Hannum and his team of 36 fellow students will represent the UofSC CEC as 'Gamecock GP' at the Formula SAE competition in Toronto, Canada.


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