Professor Branko Popov was awarded a Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award by the Office
of the Vice President for Research for his outstanding work on advanced electrochemical power
sources (e.g., batteries, fuel cells, electrochemical capacitors). The article can be viewed
The Strategic Approaches to the Generation of Electricity
( SAGE ), a SmartState Center
developed by the Department and the College of Engineering and Computing is appealing to
the public by utilizing crowd funding via Experiment Com
◹ to accomplish some fund raising and involving the community through participation and
visibility. SAGE is at the forefront of biofuel production research under the leadership
of Drs. Jochen Lauterbach and Cun Wen.
Odell, Jr. of Chemical Engineering is a non-traditional later life PhD candidate. Odell
is featured in a
@UofSC◹ article entitled "Education of a Teacher."
Professor Dr. Branko Popov was listed by Thomson Reuterson as one of the most highly
cited researchers In the nation from 2002 and 2014.
Yuliana Lugo, PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering and working for Professor Chris Williams,
has been chosen to participate in the DOW BEST ( Building Engineering & Science Talent )
symposium ( more info on DOW BEST ◹ ).
Professor Jason ( Jae ) Hattrick-Simpers was a member of national committee that organized
a workshop and produced a
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.
Professor Michael A. Matthews is part of a research team that received two patents
for a new method to rid carpets, mattresses and other furniture of harmful allergens
and pests that cause asthma. More can be read
Taylor Garrick, a 2013 BS undergraduate in Chemical Engineering from
USC, received a 2014 Honorable Mention for an NSF ( National Science Foundation )
Graduate Research Fellowship.
The student team of Mac Rogers, Christina Papadimitriou, Lauryn
Jamison, Sara Davino, Spencer Faltin, and Sara Davino placed first
in the poster competition and fourth in car performance to earn a
spot in the National AIChE ChemE Car competition in Atlanta in November.
For the twenty-second consecutive year, USC students have been named
Goldwater Scholars. A total of 45 Goldwater Scholarships have been won
by USC students since 1990. Eric Bringley is a sophomore in the South
Carolina Honors College, pursuing dual degrees in Chemical Engineering
Professor Regalbuto has been selected as the winner of the Excellence
in Catalysis Award by the Catalysis Society of Metro New York for his
contributions to the catalysis community. Professor
Regalbuto also leads USC's Energy Leadership Institute ( ELI ).
ProfessorEhsan Jabbarzadeh was appointed an Early Career Reviewer for the
National Institutes of Health's ( NIH ) Center for Scientific Review ( CSR ).
Chemical engineering graduate students Michael Mayeda and Sungtak Kim won the SCRA Technology Ventures Prize for a technology
that converts a variety of transportation fuels into light, portable propane that soldiers and relief workers can easily carry into the field.