Sorinel Adrian Oprisan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy
College of Charleston

Address: 9 Liberty Street
JC Long building, Room 216
Charleston, SC 29401
phone:(843) 953-0780
fax:(843) 953-4824

Computational neuroscience research supported by a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation


Taught over 34 undergraduate classes during the last 5 years.

New Programs: New Courses: Curriculum Innovations:
  • computer-assisted labs with PASCO
  • online homework system

Research Mentor for Undergraduates

  • Bachelor essays and senior research projects (6)
  • Research experience for undergraduates (16)
Undergraduates Received Awards:
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Research, Department of Physics and Astronomy (2012)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Research, South Carolina Academy of Science & Charleston Chapter of Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society (2012, 2009)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Award to the Outstanding Male Undergraduate Scientist (2012)


Sponsored by NSF-Career, South Carolina Space Grant Consortium, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and College of Charleston.
Research Interest:
  • computational neuroscience
  • nonlinear dynamical systems, chaos, and fractals
  • artificial intelligence
  • statistical mechanics and thermodynamics



Professional Membership


  • Mitchell Elementary Science Outreach (2010-)
  • Math Meet (2010-)
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