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February 2021

NASA Selects UCF Honeybee-inspired Spacesuit Material Design for Further Development

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The material's nanostructure design is based on how honeybees and other pollinators can manipulate pollen using microstructures and electric fields.

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February 2021

UCF-Developed Seawater Battery is Safer for People and Environment

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Current lithium-ion batteries contain solvents that are flammable and toxic.

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December 2020

Research Paves the Way for Next Generation of High-Speed Wireless Communication

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While the rest of the world is preparing devices for the advent of ultrafast, 5G wireless service, one UCF physicist has already set his sights on 10G.

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November 2020

Doctoral Students Recognized for Aerospace Research

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Yuen Yee Li Sip and Elizabeth Barrios in Materials Science and Engineering focus on research that may impact space exploration.

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October 2020

UCF Researcher Is Working to Extend Battery Life in Smartphones, Electric Cars

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Some of Assistant Professor Yang Yang’s latest work is focused on keeping a key, internal metal structure — the anode — from falling apart over time.

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September 2020

Student Spotlight: Doctoral Student Sees Potential in Invisible Materials

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Emmanuel Okogbue is making waves within the world of nano-technology.

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August 2020

Awards Presented to Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Projects for COVID-19 Research

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The Office of Research, College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Sciences and College of Business invest in research projects through new UCF Initiative.

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July 2020

UCF Infrared Emission Research Gets $2.5 Million Boost from Department of Defense

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The work has implications in creating nighttime camouflage and methods for anticounterfeiting, tagging and energy management.

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June 2020

Faculty Receives the National Science Foundation CAREER Grant

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Dr. Ellen Hyeran Kang, an assistant professor at NSTC and Physics Department, has won NSF CAREER award. Kang’s project, "Actin cytoskeleton biomechanics and mechanobiology in complex cellular environments" will receive $500k of funding for five years.

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June 2020

Engineer Named National Fellow for Work in Materials Science

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Sudipta Seal is one of 23 fellows recognized for his contributions which have impacted the area of space, medicine and the environment.

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June 2020

UCF’s Butterfly-Inspired Nanotech Makes Natural-Looking Pictures on Digital Screens

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The digital displays are lit by surrounding light and are more natural looking than current displays that rely on bright lights hidden behind screens.

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June 2020

Pharmaceutical Testing Technology Developed at UCF for Immune Response Shows Promise for Multi-Organ Diseases

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New technology holds the promise of accelerating medical research and drug testing, potentially delivering life-saving breakthroughs much more quickly than the typical 10-year trajectory most drugs take to get to market.

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April 2020

UCF Scientists Seek Novel Material to Kill COVID-19

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Backed by the National Science Foundation, researchers are working on developing a nanoparticle film that would “catch” and kill virus to better protect healthcare providers.

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March 2020

UCF-Developed Method Makes Lithium Batteries Safer at Extreme Temperatures

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Lithium batteries face extreme temperatures in almost everyday occurrences, including using them in devices during a hot summer day.

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