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Alumna reshapes energy landscape through integration and storage

As the energy landscape evolves, Elizabeth Endler remains a trailblazer by shaping a greener, interconnected tomorrow.

Developing better materials for commercializing high-efficiency, high-power devices

Assistant Professor Iftikhar Ahmad is currently developing a prototype of devices with a larger bandgap to complement or surpass existing technology in energy efficiency.

Ph.D. candidate and inspirational educator

Ph.D. candidate Sowmya Raghu has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades for the 2023-24 academic year. Her impressive collection of awards is the result of her dedication to the CEC community, including efforts to enhance collaboration among students and faculty.

Improving metal 3D Printing through identifying and preventing defects

Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) consolidates assemblies into a single part and turns complex designs into customized structural and functional properties. But different processes and environmental conditions can lead to inconsistencies and defects in part quality.

New master's program focuses on IT-related topics

The new master's program in information technology program provides the expertise and skills necessary to develop and integrate secure solutions to address the increasingly complex computing and digital requirements.

Carolina Band to spotlight CEC with halftime performance

The Carolina Band will highlight and honor the CEC in their debut halftime show of 2023 football season at the Gamecocks home opener this Saturday.

Managing sediment and water

Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Enrica Viparelli and her colleagues study how natural systems behave and evolve, and how humans impact these systems. Their research includes methods for improving water resource engineering practices.

Utilizing extreme materials for extraordinary healthcare applications

Extreme materials have usually led to improvements in the quality of life. Electrical Engineering Associate Professor MVS Chandrashekhar has done previous research in this area, but he is currently working on a project with another extreme material with healthcare applications.

Student Q&A: James Thurlow

When not focused on his computer science and engineering studies, James Thurlow's current activities in Naval ROTC and sailing can be attributed to growing up in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Arriving and returning twice to USC

A summer research experience for undergraduates brought Ivelisse Ortiz-Hernandez from Puerto Rico to USC. It also contributed to leading her back to the university as a graduate student and instructor.

From modest beginnings to a worldwide distributor of high-end technology

What started as an opportunity to transfer digital image correlation methods to industry has transformed into Correlated Solutions, Inc., which sells industry-leading solutions for materials and product testing on six continents.

CEC continues partnership for urban air mobility project

The CEC is helping to reimagine the design of urban air mobility vehicles through its expertise as part of the Atoms to Aircraft to Spacecraft project.

CEC welcomes new faculty for 2023-24 academic year

As the 2023-24 academic year begins this week, some new professors and instructors will join the CEC faculty.

Balancing engineering and ROTC responsibilities

One student's undergraduate journey includes his commitment as a member of the Air Force ROTC program.

Energizing the future

Rising senior Alexis Allegro's combination of her current internship with ExxonMobil and as an undergraduate research assistant have allowed her to develop the necessary skills to follow her passion for sustainability.

CEC provides more flexibility and pathways for Zhang's research

Associate Professor Bin Zhang brought industry experiences to the CEC, which has helped him connect his teaching and research to his expertise in control systems and other products.

Maribeth Bottorff promotes computer science careers through work at Google

While alumna Maribeth Bottorff changed her initial plans of becoming a chemistry teacher, she maintained her natural inclination to instruct and mentor.

Helping students soar to academic heights

Instructor Mostafa Mobli was intrigued about how planes fly, leading him to explore aerospace engineering. Now, he is committed to not only sharing his knowledge with students but accompanying them on their undergraduate journey.

Nader Taheri Qazvini named NSF CAREER award recipient

One chemical engineering professor's NSF-sponsored work will be used in several areas related to national security, such as aviation and control of power grid systems.

USC engineers work to improve earthquake-safe design

Civil and environmental engineering researchers examine soil behavior for best practices in building earthquake-resistant structures in South Carolina.

ECS student research award named in honor of Ralph White

The Ralph E. White Outstanding Student Award will recognize promising young engineers and scientists in the field of modeling and simulation of electrochemical systems, such as batteries and fuel cells.

In Memoriam: Joseph Gibbons, Ph.D.

The College of Engineering and Computing was saddened to learn of the death of Chemical Engineering Distinguished Professor Emeritus and USC alum Joseph Gibbons.

U.S. Marine Corps Vet and USC alum tackles new frontiers with Integer Technologies

Tristan Kyzer is the lead mechanical engineer on a program tasked with developing reliable perception systems for autonomous vehicles for every mile of the ocean.

An electric, entrepreneurial journey

CEC alum Joe Rooney, '14, and his brother and fellow USC alum John, have taken their passion for automotive technologies and an entrepreneurial vision to start a company specializing in a product-specific staffing agency for the electric and autonomous vehicle industry.

Erfan Goharian receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

Over the next five years, Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Erfan Goharian will study the use of artificial intelligence and novel technologies in flood prediction and modeling.

Societal and humane components guide Hoque's research

Shamia Hoque's academic and research career has taken her from Bangladesh to Canada and the U.S. While her expertise in environmental engineering includes chemistry, physics and design, her research is also guided by other non-scientific components.


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