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February 2020

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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October 2019

Chateaubriand Fellowship Award - Nicholas Castaneda

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Nicholas Castaneda in Dr. Ellen Kang's group won the Chateaubriand Fellowship that provides the opportunity for doctoral students in the United States to conduct Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Health research in France.

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Researchers work to create infrared detectors for viper-like night vision

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Much like some snakes use infrared to "see" at night, University of Central Florida researchers are working to create similar viper vision to improve the sensitivity of night-vision cameras.

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UCF Researchers Make Super Stretchable E-Material Using Kirigami, Nanotechnology

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By combining the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting with science, this new material could have applications ranging from smart jackets to solar cells.

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September 2019

NIH Awards UCF Researcher $3.8 Million to Study Opiate Overdoses

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State of the art technology used in study will provide insight into the impact of opiate overdoses and treatment drugs on the kidneys, heart, muscles and liver.

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UCF Researcher Works to Make Safer Electric Vehicles

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The key to the safer fuel cells is the use of platinum; however, the high cost of the precious metal has kept the technology too expensive. This is a problem Yang has worked to overcome.

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Physics Student of the Year Award - Alireza Safaei

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This year, the (graduate) Student of the Year Award went to Alireza Safaei, who recently graduated from our Ph.D. program.

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High School Student working at NSTC wins 1st Place in State Competition, is selected for International Science Fair and Ying Award Finalist

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Laboni Santra, an Oviedo High School student working with Professor Rajaraman has repeated her success from 2018 and has won multiple awards at the Seminole County Science, Math and Engineering Fair and the State Science and Engineering Fair.

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