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MIT Technology Review Features Planar Technology, AMPAC

February 4, 2011

The MIT Technology Review features Orlando start-up Planar Energy and its new manufacturing techniques that could improve the stability and lifetime of batteries used in electric vehicles. UCF’s AMPAC, which verified the results of Planar’s next-generation lithium-ion batteries, is also featured in the story. Read the complete article.

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Pansy Patel joins Gaussian, Inc.

January 26, 2011

Dr. Pansy Patel, a former member of Prof. Masunov’s group, has joined Gaussian, Inc. Earlier this year, Pansy was awarded her Ph.D. from UCF. Her thesis was entitled “Computational Studies of Photochromism in Diarylethenes” (Adviser: Prof. Artüm Masunov). Founded in 1987, Gaussian, Inc. is a world leader in electronic structure computational chemistry programs. The Gaussian…

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Special Sugar, Nanoparticles Combine to Detect Cholera Toxin

A technique developed by UCF scientists, including NSTC’s J. Manuel Perez, would allow relief workers to stop the spread of cholera, a disease that has claimed thousands of lives in Haiti since the devastating earthquake last year. Read the complete article from UCF Today. The story is also available from PhysOrg and ScienceDaily.

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UCF Researchers Join Harvard, MIT in Top National Ranking

The University of Central Florida now ranks among the nation’s top research institutions, according to an independent analysis released on January 18. Read the complete article from UCF Today or Orlando Business Journal. A separate article about UCF’s rise is found in the Orlando Sentinel.

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Robotic Arm Technology

January 23, 2011

The assistive robotics research conducted by Aman Behal’s team is featured in the UCF Newsroom. Behal and his collaborators are hard at work developing technology that will make life easier for thousands of people who are so dependent on others because of physical limitations. Read the complete article and view the accompanying video.

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UCF To Help Local Space Industry, State Economy

November 15, 2010

UCF will offer two new programs to retrain residents who lose their jobs as the space shuttle program ends, thanks in part to grants from the Florida Board of Governors of the State University System. Read the complete article

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