MADE in SC to hire faculty for Lowcountry

Materials Assembly and Design Excellence in South Carolina (MADE in SC, is South Carolina’s five-year, $20 million award funded by the National Science Foundation and managed by the SC EPSCoR office. The project, which was written by 10 South Carolina institutions of higher education, focuses on materials science broken down into three different research clusters: optical and magnetic materials (Thrust 1), stimuli-responsive polymeric materials (Thrust 2), and biomaterials (Thrust 3). All three are supported by a multi-scale modeling and computation core (MCC).

The project proposes hire a total of 17 new faculty during its five years of funding (2017-2022). To-date, six faculty have been hired: Drs. Angela Alexander-Bryant (Clemson, Thrust 3), Abu Bakarr Kamara (Claflin, Thrust 1), Jessica Larsen (Clemson, Thrust 2 and Thrust 3), Jie Li (UofSC, Thrust 1), Changhui Tan (UofSC, Thrust 1) and Ge Tao (MUSC, Thrust 3).

Two additional faculty are currently being sought by the Department of Computer Science at USC Beaufort. These are tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. These candidates will support the MADE in SC project (, joining the more than 70 current South Carolina faculty members statewide participating in the project.


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