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February 2016

Chanda's Work Featured in Photonics Spectra's Top Stories of 2015

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Debashis Chanda's research on a flexible skin-like color display has been featured in Photonics Spectra's Top Stories of 2015.

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February 2016

Barkam Awarded Order of Pegasus

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Swetha Barkam has been selected for induction into the Order of Pegasus Class of 2016. She will be recognized at the Order of Pegasus award ceremony on April 4, 2016.

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January 2016

Santra Awarded $1.9M Federal Grant, UCF Recognized as Center of Excellence by USDA

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Swadeshmukul Santra and his team were awarded a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a solution to citrus greening, a monumental threat to Florida's $11 billion citrus industry.

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January 2016

Sudipta Seal Interviewed on His Start as a Researcher and Entrepeneur

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Sudipta Seal, Ph.D., was recently interviewed by the Office of Technology Transfer on his journey to embracing research and entrepreneurship through academia and industry.

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January 2016

Chanda's Research Featured in NSF's International Year of Light

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Debashis Chanda and his team's research on flexible, skin-like, color displays was recently featured as part of the National Science Foundation's International Year of Light Celebration.

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November 2015

Oscar of Invention Awarded to UCF Technology

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Thomas' research on supercapacitors has won a 2015 R&D 100 award.

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November 2015

Nanotechnology Approach in Mosquito-Borne Disease Detection

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A UCF College of Medicine researcher, Bradley Willenberg, has designed a new mosquito surveillance tool that attracts the insects, diagnoses those carrying disease, and turns them a different color as a warning system to residents in at-risk areas throughout the world.

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October 2015

Chanda and Franklin's Work Featured on ABC WFTV Channel 9

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Debashis Chanda and Daniel Franklin's work on bendable, wearable, displays was covered in a recent video on Channel 9.

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October 2015

NSTC & AMPAC Faculty/Staff Present at UCF Sensor Conference

On Friday, October 30, Several NSTC and AMPAC Faculty and Staff are presenting at the UCF Sensor Conference.

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October 2015

Heller Awarded RAMP Fellowship

Steven Heller has been awarded a Research and Mentoring Program (RAMP) fellowship with Sudipta Seal, Ph.D. as his advisor.

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October 2015

Ahuja Wins Second Place at Annual FLASM Meeting

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Kripa Ahuja won second place for a poster presentation in the recently held Florida American Society of Microbiology meeting. Even as a high school student, she competed in the undergraduate category and was awarded the second place prize.

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October 2015

MSE Students Represent UCF on ACerS President Council

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MSE students represented UCF on the ACerS President council at the Materials Science and Technology 2015 conference in Ohio.

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October 2015

Santra's bactericide, Zinkicide, featured on ABC WFTV Channel 9

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Swadeshmukul Santra's bactericide invention, Zinkicide, has been recently featured by ABC WFTV Channel 9 on a segment about the Florida citrus industry continuing to fight for funding for research and testing to battle citrus greening.

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October 2015

Kumrah Awarded the October Distinguished Undergraduate Award

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Preeti Kumrah has been awarded the Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher Award for the month of October 2015 at the University of Central Florida.

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September 2015

Professional Science Masters Day Showcased in UCFToday

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The impressive presentations by graduate students at the first Professional Science Masters Day were highlighted in a recent article by UCFToday.

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September 2015

Ankur Gupta Awarded Travel Grant to Present at Symposium

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Ankur Gupta has been awarded the $300 Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Travel Grant to present his research at the 62nd Annual American Vacuum Society International Symposium and Exhibition in San Jose, CA, October 18-23.

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September 2015

Jung's Paper Featured in Nature Communications

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Yeonwoong (Eric) Jung's co-first authored paper, Nanoscale Size Effects in Crystallization of Metallic Glass Nanorods, has been published in the latest edition of Nature Communications.

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August 2015

Swetha Barkam wins Alumni Fellows Scholarship

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Swetha Barkam is a recipient of the 2015-2016 Alumni Fellows Graduate Scholarship in the amount of $1500. Barkam is a doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and a member of Dr. Sudipta Seal's research group.

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August 2015

Tetard Releases New Research on Using Vibrations to Identify Materials’ Composition

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Laurene Tetard and her research team have developed a new method for identifying materials’ unique chemical vibrations and mapping their chemical properties at a much higher spatial resolution than ever before.

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July 2015

UCF professor on quest to mimic how nature makes color

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Orlando Sentinel — UCF assistant professor Debashis Chanda has always been intrigued by nature and its colors. Now he's hoping to use that interest to create a material that can help soldiers camouflage themselves or make rubber mannequins at medical schools look more realistic with wounds and bruises.

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June 2015

UCF Nano-Optics Research Featured in Major News Outlets

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Research by Debashis Chanda and his Nano-Optics Group has been featured in a variety of high-profile news outlets including BBC News, Popular Science, Wired, The Financial Express, and Phys.org.

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June 2015

World’s First Full-Color, Flexible, Skin-like Display Developed at UCF

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Imagine a soldier who can change the color and pattern of his camouflage uniform from woodland green to desert tan at will. Or an office worker who could do the same with his necktie. Is someone at the wedding reception wearing the same dress as you? No problem – switch yours to a different color in the blink of an eye.

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June 2015

Barkham Named PCSA Delegate

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Swetha Barkam has been selected as a ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors delegate for 2015-2016.

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June 2015

NSTC Congratulates New Graduate Maldonado

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This May, Diane Maldonado graduated with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from UCF.

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June 2015

UCF Student Winners at NanoFlorida 2015

Two UCF students won awards at NanoFlorida 2015, otherwise known as the 8th Annual Nanoscience Technology Symposium. The event was held May 12-15 at Florida State University in Tallahassee.

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May 2015

UCF Research and Innovation Recognized at International Conference

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Three groundbreaking technologies developed by UCF researchers have been recognized as among the top innovations to be presented at an international conference in two weeks.

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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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