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The Makings of a Mentor

Not only is Kristen Booth involved in multi-million-dollar power electronics research and joining the college's prolific power electronics team, but she is also encouraging rural students to consider pursuing graduate school and even doctoral degrees.

Creating change for Native Americans in STEM

Blake MacQueen is a chemical engineering doctoral student with Native American roots. Through his presentation at the AISES conference sharing his pioneering research on catalytic structures, he hopes he can increase minority representation in STEM fields.

Alex Molinaroli: From CEC to CEO

The small control boxes lining Swearingen's halls may be unassuming. But for Alex Molinaroli, they were the start of a career that took him from the CEC all the way to the top of one of the most prominent energy solutions companies in the world.

Mustain shows there's hope for anion exchange membrane fuel cells after all

William Mustain took an engineering approach to the problems facing AEM fuel cells. His findings may have single handedly saved the field.

College of Engineering and Computing welcomes six new faculty members

The College of Engineering and Computing is proud to welcome six new tenured/tenure-track faculty members to the college. This increases the college’s faculty count to 131 members and continues its expansive faculty growth.

Saha receives UofSC 2020 Outstanding Thesis Award

Sudipta Saha, a mechanical engineering doctoral student in the College of Engineering and Computing, received the University of South Carolina's 2020 Outstanding Thesis Award for his master's thesis on thermal fluid science.

Besmann's group's work with thermodynamics to aid development of molten salt nuclear reactors

Mechanical Engineering Professor Ted Besmann is leading a project that will provide critical support for the development, operation and regulation of the first commercial molten salt nuclear reactors.

UofSC-Navatek partnership to provide students invaluable learning and hiring opportunities

It is the students at UofSC and other local universities who will benefit most from the University of South Carolina's growing partnership with Navatek LLC.

Donor Spotlight: How Venkat Subramanian chose to honor his father's legacy

For Venkat Subramanian, the value of education goes far beyond just dollars and cents. It is a promise to his mentor, Dr. Ralph White, and his father, T. R. Subramanian, that he will always do his best and push others to succeed even when the odds are stacked against them.

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.


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