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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.

Are nanomaterials causing larger environmental problems?

Engineered materials inhibit odors in socks, lend antimicrobial properties to medical bandages and extend the shelf life of some food and cosmetic products, including sunscreen. But what happens when it's time to dispose of them?

Why do smoke alarms keep going off even when there’s no smoke?

In this interview with The Conversation, MVS Chandrashekhar explains how smoke detectors work and why they sometimes sound an alarm for what seems like no reason.

Alumni Spotlight: How Casey Lucas helps keep South Carolina moving forward

Casey Lucas has spent her post-graduate career doing everything from designing roadways to managing multi-million-dollar projects. But, it's the impact she's had on the lives of young engineers that's helped her leave a lasting legacy in the Palmetto State.

Digital twins to improve bridge assessment in rural South Carolina

Selecting which bridges in South Carolina get rated with restrictions is a tried-and-true process, but it does not take advantage of new and developing technologies. Paul Ziehl believes it is time for this process to change.

Yavuz Yapici joins CEC to create cleaner, faster communication systems

Society has changed its expectations of what things like cell phones can do. So, researchers and engineers like Yavuz Yapici and his team are working on finding new ways to meet the ever-changing needs of the public.

Conducting change: How UofSC is evolving America's railroad system

UofSC's rail group is set to bridge the gap between the rail's past and its upcoming future. As its work progresses, the nation's largest federal funders are taking notice.

UofSC's David Matolak elected as Fellow of IEEE

His advances in channel models have contributed to the success of communication systems for terrestrial vehicle-to-vehicle communication, public safety communication, and improved aviation air-ground radio design, development and deployment.

Mungo teaching award winner: Michael Matthews

eaching graduate students involves more than passing along technical knowledge. Professors are mentoring, modeling behavior and helping create tomorrow’s thought leaders in their fields. For chemical engineering professor Michael Matthews, it is about creating what he calls “the well-dressed Ph.D.”

Donor Spotlight: Anand Durairajan and Madhulika Narayan

For CEC graduates Anand Durairajan and Madhulika Narayan, their education at UofSC propelled them to careers with companies like Intel, Facebook and Microsoft. Now, the couple is leaving a legacy at their alma mater in honor of those who gave them the chance to chase their dreams.

2020: A Year Like No Other

This year did not go as planned, but we stayed the course. We kept to our mission and found refuge in celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of our students, faculty and alumni. Look back at 2020 with us.


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