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NanoScience Graduate Student Receives AVS Graduate Research Award

February 5, 2011

Congratulations to Atul Asati on receiving the AVS (American Vacuum Society) Graduate Research Award for 2009. Atul will be presented with this award at the AVS International Symposium and Exhibition in San Jose, California this November. The award is given to students in recognition of excellence in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS.

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NSTC Interim Director Named 2009 UCF Pegasus Professor

Professor Dr. Debra Reinhart has earned UCF’s top faculty honor by being named Pegasus Professor for her devoted service to the university and its students and her notable accomplishments in the field of Environmental Engineering. Since 2000, only a handful of professors have received the Pegasus Professor Award which recognizes sustained excellence in teaching, research,…

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Nano Graduate Student receives Grad Research Excellence Award

We are happy to announce that Dr. J. Manuel Perez’s graduate student Atul Asati will receive a Ellie Lilly Graduate Research Excellence Award from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). This prestigious award will be presented at the AAPS National Biotechnology Conference in Seattle, WA this coming June. He was selected to present their…

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Effective Over-the-Counter Prostate Cancer Test Kit Likely in Next Few Years

By Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala UCF Newsroom An over-the-counter prostate cancer test kit could be coming to a pharmacy near you, thanks to the collaborative work of a University of Central Florida chemist and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando researchers. UCF’s Qun “Treen” Huo and M.D. Anderson-Orlando’s Dr. Cheryl Baker and Jimmie Colon teamed up about…

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UCF Researcher’s Nanoparticles Could Someday Lead to End of Chemotherapy

By Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala UCF Newsroom Nanoparticles specially engineered by University of Central Florida Assistant Professor J. Manuel Perez and his colleagues could someday target and destroy tumors, sparing patients from toxic, whole-body chemotherapies. Perez and his team used a drug called Taxol for their cell culture studies, recently published in the journal Small, because…

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Ishigami Wins NSF CAREER Award

February 4, 2011

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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Recent Student Honors

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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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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