Materials Innovation for
Sustainable Agriculture

USDA Center of Excellence - UCF

USDA NIFA

  • NIFA Center of Excellence: Multifunctional Surface/Sub-Surface/Systemic Therapeutic (CoE:MS3T) Technology for HLB Management (02/01/2016- 01/31/2021)
  • ZinkicideTM A Nanotherapeutic for HLB (03/01/2015 to 02/29/2020)
  • Nanotechnology for Improving Local Systemic Activity Of Copper (Cu) Pesticides And Measuring Sub-Surface Cu Bioavailability In Plant Tissue (01/01/2016-12/31/2019)
  • Limiting losses to bacterial spot through knowledge of global pathogen diversity, improved seed health, novel bactericides, and tomato breeding (USDA-NIFA, University of Florida - lead; 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2019)
  • Citrus Research and Development Foundation, Inc

  • New non-phytotoxic composite polymer film barrier as ACP repellent for controlling HLB infection (04/01/2014 - 01/31/2017)
  • Zinkicide: A novel therapeutic zinc particulate based formulation for preventing citrus canker and HLB (04/01/2014 - 11/30/2015)
  • Fixed-Quat: A novel alternative to Cu fungicide/bactericide for preventing citrus canker (04/01/2013 - 03/31/2016)
  • Soluble core-shell copper loaded silica nanoparticle formulation with improved Cu bioavailability (10/01/2012 - 09/30/2015)
  • T-SOLâ„¢ antimicrobial for the management of citrus canker and HLB (07/01/2015 to 06/30/2017)
  • Copper loaded silica nanogel technology for long term prevention of citrus canker disease (Citrus Research and Development Foundation, Inc.; 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2013)
  • Development of nanoparticle/nanogel formulation for the prevention of citrus canker disease (Florida Citrus Production Research Advisory Council; 03/05/2009 - 03/04/2010)
  • Other

  • Preparation and delivery of Cu-composites for greenhouse/transplant experiments and field-trials at NFREC and GCREC (University of Florida; 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2016)
  • ORNL Neutron Facilities: Understanding inter- and intra-particle architecture of Zinc Oxide nanomaterials , 2016