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Twenty-six students — ranging in disciplines from engineering to biology to education and others across the institution — have been named as 2021-22 recipients of the Order of Pegasus, UCF’s most prestigious student award for those who display incredible academic achievement, university involvement, leadership and community service.​

It includes Charles (Chuck) Didier, a Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. student working in the group of MSE and NSTC Professor, Dr. Swaminathan Rajaraman. Congrats Chuck!!​

He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2015 with a dual major B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology, and again in 2019 with his M.Sc. in Nanotechnology. Currently he is a Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. candidate, researching how nanoscience-enabled microelectrode arrays can improve biomedicine. Specifically, through a nation-wide effort to help end the Opioid Crisis, he is developing biosensors, for safer neural analgesic screening.​

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