Interior of the Third Floor, Horizon I

"Fuel cell systems can make our future brighter."

- Dr. Ken Reifsnider, SOFC Center Director


Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Center for Excellence

The Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Center for Excellence is housed in the Horizon Center, a USC office and laboratory complex with an acre of landscaped greens and a 1,000 space parking deck.

Horizon I is primarily devoted to sustainable energy research including: the development of fuel cells, hydrogen, clean fuels, nuclear, and polymer nano-composites.  This is where the Solid Oxide Fuel Cell research labs are located, along with six other endowed research centers.

The Horizon site is located at a prominent intersection in the City of Columbia. Horizon II has been renamed the Center for Applied Innovation.  It houses the M. Bert Storey Engineering and innovation Center on its first two floors.  The remaining floors are dedicated to research and teaching activity related to cyber security, robotics, and computer information systems and integrated technology.