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November 2020

Doctoral Students Recognized for Aerospace Research

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Yuen Yee Li Sip and Elizabeth Barrios in Materials Science and Engineering focus on research that may impact space exploration.

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October 2020

UCF Researcher Is Working to Extend Battery Life in Smartphones, Electric Cars

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Some of Assistant Professor Yang Yang’s latest work is focused on keeping a key, internal metal structure — the anode — from falling apart over time.

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September 2020

Student Spotlight: Doctoral Student Sees Potential in Invisible Materials

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Emmanuel Okogbue is making waves within the world of nano-technology.

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August 2020

Awards Presented to Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Projects for COVID-19 Research

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The Office of Research, College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Sciences and College of Business invest in research projects through new UCF Initiative.

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July 2020

UCF Infrared Emission Research Gets $2.5 Million Boost from Department of Defense

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The work has implications in creating nighttime camouflage and methods for anticounterfeiting, tagging and energy management.

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June 2020

Faculty Receives the National Science Foundation CAREER Grant

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Dr. Ellen Hyeran Kang, an assistant professor at NSTC and Physics Department, has won NSF CAREER award. Kang’s project, "Actin cytoskeleton biomechanics and mechanobiology in complex cellular environments" will receive $500k of funding for five years.

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Engineer Named National Fellow for Work in Materials Science

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Sudipta Seal is one of 23 fellows recognized for his contributions which have impacted the area of space, medicine and the environment.

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UCF’s Butterfly-Inspired Nanotech Makes Natural-Looking Pictures on Digital Screens

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The digital displays are lit by surrounding light and are more natural looking than current displays that rely on bright lights hidden behind screens.

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Pharmaceutical Testing Technology Developed at UCF for Immune Response Shows Promise for Multi-Organ Diseases

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New technology holds the promise of accelerating medical research and drug testing, potentially delivering life-saving breakthroughs much more quickly than the typical 10-year trajectory most drugs take to get to market.

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April 2020

UCF Scientists Seek Novel Material to Kill COVID-19

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Backed by the National Science Foundation, researchers are working on developing a nanoparticle film that would “catch” and kill virus to better protect healthcare providers.

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March 2020

UCF-Developed Method Makes Lithium Batteries Safer at Extreme Temperatures

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Lithium batteries face extreme temperatures in almost everyday occurrences, including using them in devices during a hot summer day.

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February 2020

UCF Researcher’s Novel Nanoparticles Show Promise in Healing Diabetic Wounds

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The therapeutic properties come from cerium oxide’s ability to act as an antioxidant that stops dangerous free radicals.

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UCF Researchers Develop Device That Mimics Brain Cells Used for Human Vision

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The invention may help to make robots one day that can think like humans.

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Complex Light-Field to Detect Neurotransmitters Directly from Blood

Fox35 News - Complex Light-Field to Detect Neurotransmitters Directly from Blood: Blood test for Brain!

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January 2020

Award for Outstanding Dissertation - Dr. Alireza Safaei

Dr. Alireza Safaei was chosen as the College of Sciences' recipient of the Award for Outstanding Dissertation. This award recognizes excellence in a dissertation, focusing on the quality and significance of his completed work. The strength of his accomplishment brings honor to the college and makes him a role model for research achievement at UCF.

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Young Research Award - Deepak Pandey

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Deepak Pandey gave an Oral Presentation for his research on "Ultralong Life supercapacitors fabricated using Vertically aligned Graphene on Carbon fibers" at 2nd International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, VIT, Vellore, India and represented the University Of Central Florida.

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December 2019

Artificial Intelligence May Help Scientists Make Spray-on Solar Cells

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Imagine being able to spray or paint bridges, houses and skyscrapers with the material, which would then capture light, turn it into energy and feed it into the electrical grid. That’s where this technology is going thanks to UCF.

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UCF Researchers Work to Design Zero-Emission Fuel Sources

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Metal-air batteries are longer lasting than the often-used lithium-ion batteries found in electric cars.

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