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Located in Columbia, in the center of the state of South Carolina, the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina is at the center of developing research, innovations and new discoveries. The above video features the Department at the Materials Research for Energy Applications Conference 

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Shelby Chastain

2015 Graduate Student Symposium Oral Presentation First Place: Shelby Chastain

The Engineering Graduate Research Symposium features research posters and presentations from USC Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering graduate students, and is an opportunity for faculty, students, alumni and industry professionals to explore connections between research and practice.

Kate Mingle

2015 Graduate Student Symposium Poster Presentation First Place: Kate Mingle

The Engineering Graduate Research Symposium features research posters and presentations from USC Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering graduate students, and is an opportunity for faculty, students, alumni and industry professionals to explore connections between research and practice.

Brenda Garcia

Brenda Garcia Receives Govenor's Award

Brenda Garcia (PhD in Chemical Engineering, 2007) received the Governor's 2015 Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Scientific Research. Brenda is currently a scientist at the Savannah River National Laboratory in Aiken, SC and a member of the department's External Advisory Board.

Professor Yu

Dr. Miao Yu Receives NSF CAREER Award

Professor Miao Yu is one of the 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering CAREER recipients. The mission of the NSF is to promote the progress of science and advance the national health, prosperity and welfare.

Professor Uline

Dr. Mark Uline's Research Featured on the Cover of Nature Chemical Biology

The cover of Volume 11 No 3 depicting the work of Professor Mark Uline. Membrane sorting of Ras and its isolated lipid anchor is based on membrane curvature, sensed by Ras itself.

Professor Popov

Dr. Branko Popov awarded Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award

Professor Branko Popov was awarded a Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Professor Hattrick-Simpers

Dr. Jason Hattrick-Simpers Involved with Prestigious National Report

Professor Jason Hattrick-Simpers was a member of national committee that organized a workshop and produced a white paper on the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI). The MGI was announced by President Obama in 2011 and aims to support US institutions to discover, develop, and deploy advanced materials twice as fast, at reduced cost. The full report from the workshop will be released in August.