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Recent Student Honors

February 4, 2011

Congratulations to Pansy Patel on receiving the Chemical Computing Group Graduate Student Excellence Award. Pansy will be presented with this award at a ceremony during the COMP Division Session at 2010 Spring ACS National Meeting. The award is given to students for their excellence in Chemical research using Computers. Shruba Gangopadhyay and Pansy Patel win…

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Ishigami Wins NSF CAREER Award

We are delighted to announce that Masa Ishigami has been awarded a NSF CAREER award. Congratulations Masa! Thanks for helping UCF continue to move forward as a Research University!

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Artëm Masunov recognized by International Journal

Dr. Artëm E. Masunov was recognized with the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry Young Investigator Award for his work on “Combined descriptions of the valence excited states based on Density Functional Theory: TD-DFT with eDFT excitation energy corrections”. The ceremony will take place at the 50th Sanibel Symposium to be held at St. Simons Island,…

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Qun Huo: Detecting cancer with gold

A discovery made in a UCF nanotechnology lab will likely become an over-the-counter cancer test kit in three to five years, thanks to a new commercialization grant. In 2009, Qun Huo and her team developed a new technique involving gold nanoparticles to help detect cancer. She then launched Nano Discovery, Inc., a medical research bioassay…

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Grad Student Benafan Honored by ASME

AMPAC graduate student Othmane Benafan placed second in the American Society Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Applied Mechanics Division student paper competition. The winners were selected in a three-step process: a first round selection of 30 semi-finalists from all submissions, a second round selection of 15 finalists who were then invited to make oral presentations in…

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Alzheimer’s research by Masunov and Workalemahu Mikre highlighted by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

According to a news article published by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Dr. Artëm Masunov and his graduate student Workalemahu Mikre Berhanu were among the largest users of the newly established petascale supercomputing facility at Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC). The team used supercomputer time to identify which small molecules…

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Joshua Bush selected to receive NIMS 2010 Summer Fellowship

Mr. Joshua Bush (MS-MSE), working with Dr. Yongho Sohn on phase-field simulation, has been selected to receive a 2010 Summer Fellowship from National Institute of Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan. He will be spending his 2010 summer at NIMS, working on phase-field simulation of multicomponent interdiffusion under supervision of Dr. Machiko Ode.

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Power Plant Waste to Energize Oil Spill Cleanup

The National Science Foundation awarded Sudipta Seal a $67,000 grant that will help the professor turn waste material, commonly referred to as flyash, into a cleaning agent. Seal will modify the flyash so it absorbs oil and can be delivered to a coal-burning facility and re-used. Read the complete article.

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