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‘Brain-on-a-Chip’ Technology Advances Toward a New Form of Drug Screening

June 16, 2022

Brain-on-a-chip simulated models hold the potential to revolutionize and accelerate the way new drugs are discovered. A UCF researcher’s work to create a “brain-on-a-chip” aims to improve neurological disorder research by speeding up drug discovery and providing an alternative to animal testing. James Hickman — professor of chemistry, biomolecular sciences and electrical engineering — recently…

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Another Record Year for UCF — 8 NSF CAREER Award Winners

June 13, 2022

The recipients are engineers who work with interdisciplinary teams to solve tech and health problems. The U.S. National Science Foundation has named eight UCF professors 2022 NSF CAREER award recipients. All of the recipients are engineers by training who are working on interdisciplinary projects that aim to improve health or to develop new technology that…

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UCF Researchers Create Brain-like Devices to Enable AI in Remote Regions and Space

April 13, 2022

Researchers at the University of Central Florida are developing new devices that will allow artificial intelligence (AI) to work from anywhere, without connecting to the internet. This means technology ranging from natural language processing programs, like Siri or Alexa to robots and other advanced applications, could work in remote regions of the globe or even…

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UCF Researchers Are Part of New Multi-million-dollar Awards from U.S. Department of Defense

March 29, 2022

The new funding will support projects that range from advancing hypersonic propulsion to improving semiconductor performance. Three University of Central Florida researchers are part of recently announced multi-million-dollar research projects aimed at facilitating the growth of newly emerging technologies for the U.S. Department of Defense. The awards, which are part of the DOD’s Multidisciplinary University…

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Former Nano Student Awarded 2022 Order of the Pegasus​

March 27, 2022

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…

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UCF Researcher to Collaborate with MIT on DARPA Night-vision Project

March 3, 2022

NanoScience and Physics Professor Michael Leuenberger will help develop lighter night-vision goggles than current models that weigh 2 pounds. The four-year project is a collaboration between the laboratory of Michael Leuenberger at UCF and the laboratory of Dirk R. Englund ˙at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It’s funded by a $1.1 million-dollar grant from the…

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UCF Student Nanotech Team Designs Space Suit Material for NASA Competition

January 25, 2022

The team’s new design, which uses the microstructure of bee hair to simulate the capture and release of pollen, helped them secure an award. A group of six University of Central Florida students and alums from a range of fields designed and won the Best Technical Poster award as finalists in NASA’s recent Lunar Dust…

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UCF Researcher Leads $1.5 Million DARPA Project to Improve Night Vision, Space Exploration and Healthcare Diagnostics

January 13, 2022

The research aims to develop a system that will enable more powerful and less expensive infrared imaging for night vision, space exploration and healthcare diagnostics. A University of Central Florida researcher is leading a new, $1.5 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency project to develop a highly sensitive infrared imaging system designed to enable improved…

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New Funding Will Help UCF Researcher Develop Nanotech to Detect Animal-borne Diseases

January 4, 2022

The research aims to close the gap between state-of-the-art nanotechnology and technology currently available for tracking potential threats from animals. A University of Central Florida researcher will be leading a new project to use nanotechnology to advance research in the detection and mitigation of emerging animal-borne infectious diseases. The project is funded by a $50,000…

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