SmartState Endowed Chairs

Each SmartState Center is home to one or more Endowed Chairs, world-class research scientists and engineers who are the intellectual talent of the Program. These Endowed Chairs fulfill many roles: researcher, entrepreneur, mentor, and educator. Each is supported by a research team consisting of junior faculty members, research faculty and graduate students.

Because of the innovative nature of the SmartState Program, the research universities have succeeded in attracting Endowed Chairs from top universities that include Harvard, Georgetown, New York University, the University of Pennsylvania, Duke, and others. They have come to South Carolina to make a difference—in economic development and entrepreneurship, education and the state’s quality of life.

Meet South Carolina’s SmartState Endowed Chairs.

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