Governor's Young Scientist Award

Professor Frank Chen is honored by the State of South Carolina as the sole recipient of the Governor's Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Scientific Research for 2012.

Governor Nikki Haley presented the award at the Rotunda of the State House in Columbia, South Carolina on Friday June 14, 2013. This award recognized "Dr. Chen's record of scientific research excellence and his many contributions to teaching and service early in his career and recognizes his potential for many future contributions to science and to South Carolina."


Dr. Frank Chen working in the lab with two of his students.

Teamwork is a huge element that advances our research. The synergy in the SOFC labs and the smiles you see daily are part of our teams.

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The Road to the Future

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Center students built a fuel-flexible chemical electric car that showcases one of the practical applications of fuel cell technology.

The car was displayed at the Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance in 2009 and 2010, and was demonstrated at the National Auto Show in October, 2011.

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The Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Team

Dr. Reifsnider has assembled a team of researchers who are taking this effort to a new level.

In August the entire faculty, staff and their families gather to meet and greet each other at the beginning of the academic year. It is a time of fellowship and bonding that carries throughout the year.

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