Solid Oxide Fuel Cell SmartState Center ranked first in funding with $54 million
USC's Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Center is one of 51 SmartState Centers in South Carolina created in 2002 and funded by the state lottery.
The state's three public research institutions, USC, MUSC and Clemson, have Centers of Economic Excellence in research areas to advance South Carolina's economy. The SOFC center is a world leader in solid oxide fuel cell and energy systems research. The center is directed by Ken Reifsnider, one of the world's preeminent energy researchers.