It’s hard enough to transport humans to Mars. But once they get there, where will they live?
Central Florida native John Bittman has had an unconventional journey to the University of Central Florida and now the trip has just taken an unexpected turn.
Graduate student Hao Chen’s poster “High Efficacy, High Color Quality Hybrid White OLEDs Incorporating Red Quantum Dots with Narrow Emission Bands” has been selected as a winner of the Student Poster Competition of the 2017 DOE Solid state lighting (SSL) R&D workshop and he was invited to present on this topic at Long Beach, CA.
Dr. Dong has been invited to join Emissive Display (EMD) subcommittee of Display Week 2017 Technical Program Committee.
Beatriz Jimenez, an EE undergraduate student from Dr. Chanda's group working on IR spectroscopy was selected for the SURF Program, a summer research scholarship
Gowan Co. has licensed an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial formula developed by Dr. Santra's lab, the first agreement of its kind for UCF.
A UCF researcher has combined cutting-edge nanoscience with a magnetic phenomenon discovered more than 170 years ago to create a method for speedy medical tests.
Dr. Eric Jung's work has been featured on the cover of ACS Nano. The cover article features additional coverage of Dr. Jung's Core/Shell Nanowire Supercapacitor research. More specifically, the article details a new type of “one-body” supercapacitors has been developed by chemically converting flexible tungsten foils to one-dimensional (1D) nanowires with conformal two-dimensional (2D) tungsten sulfide (WS2) layers.
Tyler Maxwell, a Ph.D. student in Associate Professor Swadeshmukul Santra’s lab in the Chemsitry Department at UCF, has been named Outstanding Graduate Student by the Orlando section of the American Chemical Society (ACS).Maxwell was nominated by Associate Professor and collaborator Andre Gesquiere for his educational outreach and in applying discoveries in the lab to start a business. Maxwell, who plans to work as a researcher on the design and discovery of novel nanotherapeutics, received a plaque and a $200 check at the awards luncheon on Dec. 3.
UCF Today has highlighted a team of UCF scientists that has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than 30,000 times without degrading.
An article in collaboration with Dr. Soumen Das and Dr. Sudipta Seal has been featured on the cover of ACS Chemistry of Materials Journal. The article, titled "Structure–Activity Map of Ceria" deals with heterogeneous reactions, such as automotive catalysis and water gas shift reactions.
Kevin Grossman (PhD student MSE) won the Sustainable Nanotechnology Conference best poster paper presentation. Congratulations Kevin!
Dr. Debashis Chanda and Mr. Daniel Franklin will be recognized at the Board of Trustees Meeting on November 17, for winning the International Prize for Novel Display Technology. President Hitt will recognize both to the Board of Trustees at this meeting.
Congratulations to both Dr. Chanda and Mr. Franklin for their achievements.
Dr. Jayan Thomas has been recognized for his work on solar nanotech powered clothing. Dr. Thomas says that 'Back to the Future' was the inspiration for the solar powered, self charging textiles.
UCF has established a chapter of the National Academy of Inventors. Several NSTC professors were inducted, including Dr. Sudipta Seal, Dr. James Hickman, Dr. Qun Huo, and Dr. Swadeshmukul Santra. The inaugural members boast impressive contributions to innovation at UCF, holding 541 of UCF's total 925 patents.
Swetha Barkam selected for a Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Award for 2016. Specifically, Barkam was awarded 4th place overall, and 1st within the Sapphire Ranking division. Congratulations Swetha!
A team of UCF researchers has produced the most efficient quantum cascade laser ever designed – and done it in a way that makes the lasers easier to manufacture.
High-Performance One-Body Core/Shell Nanowire Supercapacitor Enabled by Conformal Growth of Capacitive 2D WS2 Layers
An article on Nanowire Supercapacitor research from the Nano Science and Technology Center has recently been published in the American Chemical Society's ACS Nano Journal. Contributors include Nitin Choudhary, Chao Li, Hee-Suk Chung, Julian Moore, Jayan Thomas, and Yeonwoong Jung.
One of the world’s leaders in liquid-display technology has selected a UCF project led by professor Debashis Chanda and graduate student Daniel Franklin for its “2016 Displaying Futures Award.”
Swetha Barkam, a PhD student in Dr. Seal's research group will be awarded the Artistic Creativity award for the 1st Annual ACerS PCSA Creativity Competition at MS&T
Dr. Debashis Chanda and Daniel Franklin have been selected for a Top-10 novel display innovation, Displaying Futures Award 2016. They has been invited to Germany for a three day event where their idea, "Skin-like plasmonic Full-Color Displays" will be recognized.
Dr. Soumen Das, a member of Dr. Seal's research group, has received a young investigator award for "International Conference on Ionizing Processes (ICIP 2016)". The conference will take place between October 10 through October 14 at BNL.
Dr. Santra and Dr. Thomas have been acknowledged recently in an article by UCF Today for their individual participations in the development of nano technologies. Dr. Santra's Zinkicide invention is extensively detailed in the article, and Dr. Thomas is noted for his award winning portable energy source and chemically sensitive tape.
Graduate student Ankur Gupta has been selected as a student board member on the Thermal Spray Society Board of Directors.
Dr. Huo's former student, Lauren Austin, has been recognized for her scientific achievements by Chemical and Engineering News magazine.
Researchers at the University of Central Florida received an all-time-high $145.75 million in funded research in FY16, a period that featured a national top 20 ranking for UCF patents and a new record for federal funding.
An article authored by Jayan Thomas, Laurene Tetard and others is featured on the cover of Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
Debashis Chanda's team has been awarded a $1.3 million grant by The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to fund the development of a next-generation infrared detector that could be used in fields as varied as night vision, meteorology and space exploration. DARPA is funding the UCF team’s research for the 3½ years.
Swetha Barkam, MSE PhD student, was selected on the ASM Board of Trustees as a student member.
Sudipta Seal's research on "Controlling the surface chemistry of cerium oxide nanoparticles for biological applications" was featured the cover of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B, issue 29, 2016.
A mini-symposium exploring collaboration opportunities between UCF and Mayo-Jacksonville will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016. Topics and speakers were selected by Mayo, and the symposium is an outgrowth of collaborations between Mayo scientists and UCF Professor Sudipta Seal, Director of NSTC, AMPAC, and Interim Chair of Material Sciences and Engineering. We hope that this symposium is just one step in developing more extensive collaborations with Mayo scientists and UCF science and engineering faculty, offering complementary expertise to their research staff. All interested faculty, staff and students are invited to participate.
The thought that solar and electric vehicles (EVs) would ever be viable, prominent energy alternatives was a revolutionary idea a few years ago. Now, EVs are becoming more affordable and efficiency levels are consistently on the rise, opening the door to a renewable energy future.
Ankur Gupta has been awarded the SGA Graduate Student Research Scholarship for 2015-16.
The scholarship is awarded to graduate students who are presenting research at a conference and provides $500 in assistance.
As the miniaturization of modern electronic devices continues, scientists have turned to what are now known as two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors which are made up of a few atom thick semiconducting layers – the ultimate size limit of device units.
Dr. Lei Zhai and Dr. Kevin Coffey received UCF Teaching Incentive Program Awards for 2015-2016. The TIP award rewards sustained high levels of teaching effectiveness. Eligible faculty must have been employed by UCF for at least four (4) years and meet or exceed median student credit hour (SCH) production. The award provides a $5,000 base salary increase.
Torus Washington won the Delores A. Auzenne Fellowship from the Office of Graduate Studies.
Swadeshmukul Santra, Qun "Treen" Huo, Saiful I. Khondaker, and Lei Zhai have been selected to be inducted into the UCF Scroll & Quill Society.
Student Group Featured in National Nanotechnology Initiative Supplement to the President's 2017 Budget
The Society for Emerging and Nanotechnologies (SENT) was featured on the cover of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Supplement to the President's 2017 Budget. The document serves as the NNI annual budget and report to Congress as mandated by law.
Sleppy Wins Best Project in Mathematics & Physical Science II at the Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence
Joseph Sleppy Won the Best Project in the Mathematics & Physical Science II category at the Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence for his research in A PCBM Assisted Perovskite Growth Process to Fabricate High Efficiency Semitransparent Solar Cells. The award is joined by a $750 scholarship.
Three students from the NSTC, MSE, and AMPAC won first place at the 2016 Graduate Research Forum.
Swetha Barkam has received a $1000 travel scholarship from the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) to attend the European Ceramic Society's (ECerS) Summer School in Limoges, France, June 23 - 25, 2016. The scholarship is an effort to help offset the costs of the program's attendance.
Swadeshmukul Santra and his team were awarded a $477,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of a $5.2 million investment in nanotechnology research at 11 universities. The grant was awarded to develop a method of combatting a bacterium that attacks tomatoes and other crops.
Swetha Barkam has been recognized as an outstanding student leader for Women's History Month, representing March 28th, by the Lead Scholars Academy. Barkam was featured along with an interview with questions about her involvement, goals, advice for students, and favorite UCF traditions.
Sudipta Seal and his team's nanotech, in collaboration with Bradley Willenberg from the UCF College of Medicine, was featured on WFTV9. The technology is designed to detect mosquito-borne diseases such as the Zika virus in real time.
Congratulation to Swetha Barkam and Kazi Tasneem who have been selected for the Frank Hubbard Engineering Endowed Scholarship for 2016-2017. The scholarship amount is $1,000 over two semesters.
Congratulations to the following faculty on their awards: