Materials Innovation for
Sustainable Agriculture

USDA Center of Excellence - UCF

Who We Are

  • USDA-NIFA recognized Center of Excellence
  • Interdisciplinary Research, Education and Outreach/Extension
  • Aligned with UCF’s goal of becoming “America’s leading partnership University”
  • Collaborative center engaging institutions from across the world
  • Our Vision

  • Promote interdisciplinary research culture for stimulating innovations in materials research
  • Develop new technologies for protecting sustainability of agriculture industry challenged by emerging threats of plant diseases and unpredictable weather patterns
  • Establish industry-academia close collaboration for educational and technological knowledge sharing
  • Establish interdisciplinary education and extension program to help growers in making informed decision
  • Promote sustainable outcomes by adopting innovative approaches through engagement of stakeholders, scientists, engineers, industry partners and regulatory agencies