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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.

Gower aims to advance treatment of obesity-related disease through NSF research

Assistant Professor Michael Gower will utilize his NSF CAREER award to investigate and help researchers better understand and improve the medical field's response to obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Developing advanced control systems for the next generation of naval destroyers

The U.S. Navy is interested in advanced control systems as they extend the lifespan of their current fleet and plan to increase production. Electrical Engineering Professor Herbert Ginn is currently expanding on previous control systems research by being part of a larger effort toward deploying advanced controls.

Breakthrough Star:Yu Qian

It’s one thing to be late for a haircut because of a crossing train. But when Yu Qian spotted an ambulance with lights flashing and siren blaring — but blocked by a train — he put his civil engineering expertise to work.

Harik pushes manufacturing of advanced composite structures with NASA grant

Associate Professor Ramy Harik is utilizing a $1.1 million NASA grant to develop new processes for more efficient manufacturing of advanced air vehicles and lightweight structures.

Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence

Since establishing an Artificial Intelligence Institute in 2019, the university has seen growing interest in the subject across campus. There are now dozens of researchers throughout the university exploring how artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used to advance fields from health care to manufacturing.

Alum creates innovative collaboration in leading Alzheimer's disease research

Ryan Geiser, '17 is bringing together researchers from several scientific and public health fields in the United Kingdom to better understand Alzheimer's disease and determine if any drugs are available for future study.

Coman earns battery division postdoctoral associate research award

Paul Coman was recently recognized for his work on improving safety in lithium-ion batteries.

Utilizing piezoelectric materials for better plasma applications

If you've ever generated an internal electric charge by using a cigarette lighter, you've utilized piezoelectric materials. To better understand the piezoelectricity phenomena, Associate Professor Tanvir Farouk is examining how combining these materials and plasma can be used in medical and other applications.

Breakthrough Star: Pooyan Jamshidi

Lifelong interest in robotics leads professor to research in artificial intelligence, machine learning.

IIT seniors work with business student to develop revolutionary stairs software

Business student Jake Birkmaier saw a need and brought his idea for a staircase software to develop in this past spring's Integrated Information Technology (IIT) Capstone Course. With the help of two IIT students, the team created a software system that saves time and ensures customer satisfaction.

CEC advisors recognized for innovative changes

The CEC advising office has been streamlining the advising process for undergraduate students. Their hard work has been recognized by the university with five awards that honor three outstanding advisors as well as the innovative processes of the office.

Sutton among the greatest scientists the field of applied mechanics has ever seen

This is Michael Sutton’s lifetime achievement award. His Major League Baseball Hall of Fame induction. His Heisman Trophy; maybe even his Nobel Prize. When Sutton receives the 2022 Timoshenko Medal on Nov. 2, he will officially be recognized as one of the greatest scientists the field of applied mechanics has ever seen.

Breakthrough Star: Jorge Crichigno

Associate professor of integrated information technology Jorge Chrichigno builds a virtual “playground” for IT education.

Fluor support creates diverse pipeline for engineering, business

Brenden Chavis, an informatics Ph.D. student in the College of Engineering and Computing, is able to pay for his own education thanks to programs funded by Fluor Corp.

Civil engineering team laying foundation for earthen block construction

For the past 10 years, Fabio Matta, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been engineering earthen building blocks made from local soil. Up close, the blocks don’t look like anything special, but their simplicity is the appeal — the blocks don’t require firing in energy-intensive kiln furnaces and can stand up to the worst Mother Nature can throw at them.

Preparing for 100% renewable energy with new grid and inverter systems

As complete renewable energy is expected in the future, Electrical Engineering Distinguished Professor Adel Nasiri and his research team are developing efficient and low-cost architecture utilizing solar panels and voltage grids.

Preparing for the next generation of wireless networks

Assistant Professor Sanjib Sur recently received a five-year, National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his research on developing sensing and imaging applications for real world devices on future and advanced wireless networks.

Improving space travel through nuclear propulsion and power

How can the U.S. maintain an edge in space exploration? Mechanical Engineering Chair and Professor Travis Knight is working on research that uses mixed carbide fuels for nuclear thermal propulsion for increasing efficiency and decrease costs, rather than electric or chemical processes.

Electrical engineering Ph.D. student receives prestigious DoD fellowship

Jared Cronin was recently awarded a highly competitive fellowship from the Department of Defense that will help assist his continued research and development of U.S. Navy power and energy systems.

Mechanical engineering graduate student earns DOD-SMART Fellowship

Jason Smith's fellowship will not only help support his research into digital twins but also allow him to utilize his knowledge and experiences by working with the U.S. Navy after completing his graduate studies.

Is your EV battery safe?

As the number of electric vehicles continue to increase worldwide, CEC researchers have discovered the possibility of fires or explosions when operating or storing batteries in cold temperatures.

CEC professor combines modeling, data and AI to identify structural damage

Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Sourav Banerjee is working with the U.S. Navy on research utilizing digital models of structures and AI to better detect defects and prevent catastrophic failure.

CEC students receive honors from UofSC Office of International Student Services

Chemical engineering graduate student Kidochukwu Atube and recent biomedical engineering graduate Tristan Marchena were recently recognized for their academic and research excellence.

SAGE SmartState Center brings solutions to power problems

Research at the College of Engineering and Computing and collaborations with statewide power and electric organizations is helping find new solutions using old technologies and storing energy from renewables.

All in the Gamecock family

When computer engineering major Dimitri Amiridis crosses the stage at commencement this spring, the South Carolina Honors College graduate will become the third member of his family with a degree from the University of South Carolina. The only member of his immediate family not to hold a degree from his new alma mater? Dimitri’s father, university President-elect Michael Amiridis.


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