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May 2015

UCF's Nanotechnology Master’s Degree is First in Florida

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UCF is now the first and only university in Florida to offer a research-focused master’s degree in nanoscience.

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May 2015

American Scientist Magazine Features Work By Chanda

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A magazine article, "Fabrication at the Nano Scale with Molds and Imprinting" featuring work by Debashis Chanda and his lab was published in the American Scientist Magazine.

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May 2015

Nanotech by Seal's Research Group Licensed to Helicon Chemical Co

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A nanoparticle additive for jet and rocket fuels that was developed by Sudipta Seal and his research group has been licensed to a company established by a former university researcher.

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May 2015

Barkam and Gupta Win UCF Graduate Scholarships

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Swetha Barkam and Ankur Gupta are winners of the 2014-15 Graduate Student Research Scholarship from UCF's Student Government Association.

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May 2015

Debashis Chanda Speaks on Radio Show

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Debashis Chanda was selected to speak on the Science News Radio Show: The Promise of Tomorrow about the "Fantasy and Reality of Science."

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May 2015

Josie Lorenzo Wins Northrop Grumman Scholarship

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Josie Lorenzo won the $2,500 Northrop Grumman Spring 2015 Engineering Scholarship. The scholarship presents two major awards of $2,500 each and two secondary awards of $1,000 each for undergraduate students in the College of Engineering & Computer Science each fall and spring semester.

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May 2015

“Charge” of Inspiration Leads to International Attention for UCF Professor

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UCF faculty member Jayan Thomas, Ph.D. spied some stray cables lying about when he went for a walk one evening to ponder the subject of energy storage. With a “charge” of inspiration, a novel thought occurred to him: Cables transmit energy, so why couldn’t they also store it?

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May 2015

Moore Wins Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Scholarship

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Undergraduate student Julian Moore is a winner of the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Scholarship for 2015-2016. Moore was awarded $2,500 for academic excellence in the field of Aerospace Engineering.

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April 2015

Santra Research Featured by The Huffington Post

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Swadeshmukul Santra's research into citrus greening is featured in a new article from The Huffington Post.

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April 2015

UCF Prof Tests Treatment for Citrus Greening

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Swadeshmukul "Swadesh" Santra, Associate Professor in UCF's Nanoscience Technology Center, Department of Chemistry, and Biomolecular Science Center, is featured in an article from the Orlando Sentinel.

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April 2015

Corey Rodas Wins Honorable Mention at SURE

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Corey Rodas, AMPAC, NSTC and MSE undergraduate student received an honorable mention at the 2015 Showcase of Undergraduate Research in the Life Sciences category for his poster Silk Fibroin Electrospun Nanostructures For Biomedical Applications.

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April 2015

Khondaker Wins 2015 Research Incentive Award

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Saiful Khondaker is a winner of UCF's 2014-2015 Research Incentive Awards. The UCF RIA program honors faculty whose research has substantially contributed to a body of knowledge or significantly influenced a field of study.

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April 2015

Jayan Thomas Promoted to Associate Professor

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Congratulations to Jayan Thomas for his promotion to Associate Professor with tenure. He holds a joint-appointment with CREOL and MSE.

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April 2015

Four Students Win Graduate Research Forum Poster Awards

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Four NSTC Students were recognized at the 2015 Graduate Research Forum with Poster Awards in the following categories:

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April 2015

Chanda Appointed to OSA Executive Committee

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Debashis Chanda has been selected to serve as an executive committee member in The Optical Society’s Optical Fabrication and Testing Technical Group.

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April 2015

Study: $1 Test Developed at UCF Outperforms PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer

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A test that costs less than a $1 and yields results in minutes has been shown in newly published studies to be more sensitive and more exact than the current standard test for early-stage prostate cancer.

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April 2015

Student Researchers Honored at AVS Meeting

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The Annual Joint Symposium & Exhibition of the Florida Chapter of the AVS Science and Technology Society (FLAVS) and the Florida Society for Microscopy (FSM) was held March 9-10 at UCF.

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April 2015

UCF Researcher May Have Found Key to Plague of Citrus Greening

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Since it was discovered in South Florida in 2005, the plague of citrus greening has spread to nearly every grove in the state, stoking fears among growers that the $10.7 billion-a-year industry may someday disappear.

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March 2015

Researchers Mine Nanotechnology To Help Conquer Citrus Canker

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Growingproduce.com - In groves across Florida, citrus growers are collaborating at unprecedented levels, sharing ideas on producing citrus in the face of HLB. In labs and field trials, scientists also are working together with a sense of urgency brought on by the disease as it continues to reduce production.

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March 2015

Yi Ding Wins Austin L. Grogan Memorial Scholarship

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Yi Ding has been awarded the $500 Austin L. Grogan Memorial Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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March 2015

Jayan Thomas, et al. Featured On Energy & Environmental Science Cover

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An article authored by Jayan Thomas, Laurene Tetard, Zenan Yu, and Lei Zhai and is featured on the cover of Energy & Environmental Science . The aricle, "Supercapacitor electrode materials: nanostructures from

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March 2015

Chanda To Lead Optical Metamaterials Workshop

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Debashis Chanda will lead a 90-minute workshop on "Functional Optical Metamaterials" at CREOL's Industrial Affiliates Symposium.

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March 2015

Masahiro Ishigami Selected As UCF Reach For The Stars Award Recipient

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Masahiro Ishigami has been selected as a UCF Reach for the Stars Award recipient for 2015 and will be honored at the upcoming Founder's Day celebration on Wednesday, April 1 at 12:00 p.m.

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March 2015

Chanda's Article Selected for Best of Advanced Optical Materials

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An article co-authored by Dr. Debashis Chanda has been selected as one of the top 10 articles in Advanced Optical Materials and is included in the 2014 edition of Best of Advanced Optical Materials.

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March 2015

NanoFest Florida 2015

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Last month, UCF hosted NanoFest Florida 2015 featuring posters, discussions and activities promoting awareness of the emerging nanotechnology field.

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February 2015

Santra Wins UCF Excellence in Research Award

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Swadeshmukul Santra is a winner of the University of Central Florida's 2015 Excellence in Research award.

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February 2015

ACerS Offers Scholarships for Summer Programs in Spain

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) is offering financial support to select students to attend the European Ceramic Society Summer School and Biennial Conference in Spain.

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February 2015

Chanda Invited to Scientific Reports Editorial Board

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Debashis Chanda has been invited to serve on the editorial board of Scientific Reports, a journal from the publishers of Nature.

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January 2015

Huo's Research Featured on ACS Cover

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An article co-authored by Qun "Treen" Huo is featured on the cover of ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. The article, entitled "Different Interaction Modes of Biomolecules with Citrate-Capped Gold Nanoparticles," contains analysis that could lead to new biomarker discovery with diagnostic applications.

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January 2015

PRL Features Article by Nano-Optics Group

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A new article from the University of Central Florida's Nano-Optics Group appears in the December 31 edition of Physical Review Letters. The weekly journal is one of most prestigious publications in the field of physics.

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December 2014

Ph.D. Students Win Northrop Grumman Scholarship

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Alireza Safaei and Daniel Franklin are winners of the 2014 Northrop Grumman Scholarship. Alireza was awarded $10,000, and Daniel was awarded $3,000.

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December 2014

Briana Lee Wins Public Health Scholarship

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Briana Lee is the 2014-15 recipient of the Michael J. & Kathy E. Rovito Public Health Scholarship. Briana is an undergraduate student in the College of Health and Public Affairs and joined the Tetard Research group in the Spring 2014.

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November 2014

Students Win $10,000 Fellowships

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Panit Chantharasupawong and Zenan Yu are winners of the 2014-15 UCF Graduate Dean's Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

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November 2014

Swetha Barkam, Silk Spinner

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Helping the world one cocoon at a time, nanobiotechnology researcher Swetha Barkam extracts raw silk from cocoons to create polymer-based technology for commercial use in products such as “smart patches” which would get resorbed into the body, minimizing cost and health risk.

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October 2014

Cancer-Killing Agent And Nanotechnology: Promising Technique To Stop Metastasized Cancer Cells

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A team of UCF researchers just landed a $1.3 million National Institute of Health grant to crack a problem cancer-patients worry about and that specialist struggle with almost daily.

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October 2014

UCF Reports Record $145.6M in Research Funding

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Researchers at the University of Central Florida set a new record in funded research in FY14, receiving $145.6 million, 30 percent more than the previous year.

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October 2014

Seal Wins Schwartz Tech Award

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Two engineering professors and an associate vice president at the University of Central Florida nabbed three Schwartz Tech Awards Tuesday night.

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October 2014

Rajasekaran Takes 1st Place at NanoFlorida 2014

Dr. Parthiban Rajasekaran took First Prize among oral presentations at NanoFlorida™ 2014. His presentation was titled "Chitosan-metal composites as a potential prophylactic antimicrobial feed additive for combating antimicrobial resistance."

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September 2014

Nano Faculty at UCF Grad Fair

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Faculty, staff, and students from UCF's NanoScience Technology Center were in attendance at this year's UCF Grad Fair to representing the new Professional Science Master’s in Nanotechnology.

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September 2014

UCF Professor, VP Nominated for Schwartz Tech Awards

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An engineering professor and an associate vice president at the University of Central Florida have been nominated for Schwartz Tech awards.

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September 2014

Nanowire Packs Portable Power

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Find out how your shirt or jeans pocket could charge your smartphone.

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September 2014

Researcher to Discuss Fighting Cancer with Nanotechnology

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National Medal of Science recipient Mostafa A. El-Sayed, whose nanotechnology research has led to new ways of treating cancer, will speak at UCF on Friday, Sept. 5, about his current projects.

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August 2014

Material Advantage and MRS Clubs Hold Membership Drive

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The UCF Material Advantage and MRS organizations ran a membership drive at the Engineering Building on August 26.

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August 2014

UCF researchers developing plan to attack citrus greening

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Keith Landry, MyFoxOrlando

These are very challenging times for Florida's citrus farmers. Experts forecast Florida will have its smallest orange crop this year in forty-nine years. Analysts say the citrus greening disease is destroying our orange groves. University of Central Florida researchers are using nano science, trying to save our oranges.

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August 2014

Balaeff Paper Highlighted in Science

A recent paper by Alexander Balaeff and colleagues is highlighted in the latest issue of Science magazine.

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June 2014

Doshi Wins Poster Award at ESP2014

Mona Doshi won 2nd prize for her poster presentation at ESP2014 in Santa Fe. Mona is a member of Dr. Andre Gesquiere’s research group.

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June 2014

Nanotechnology Research at UCF Could Change How We Send and Store Electricity

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - A simple video shows what could become a huge change in how we send and store electricity through wires.  The video illustrates research being done at the University of Central Florida's NanoScience Technology Center.

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June 2014

UCF Researcher Seal and Team Win TechConnect National Innovation Award

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Two University of Central Florida scientists have earned national awards because their inventions are expected to make a difference in fueling future commercial spacecraft and in the efficiency of solar panels needed to convert sunlight into electricity.

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June 2014

New NanoTech May Provide Power Storage in Cables, Clothes

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Imagine being able to carry all the juice you needed to power your MP3 player, smartphone and electric car in the fabric of your jacket?

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May 2014

UCF Researchers Among DURIP Award Winners

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UCF researchers including professors Romain Gaume and Yongho Sohn are working on projects funded by grants from the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program.

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