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July 2017

UCF, Nemours Collaborate to Defeat Difficult-to-Treat Childhood Cancer

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Attaching curcumin, a component of the common spice turmeric, to nanoparticles can be used to target and destroy treatment-resistant neuroblastoma tumor cells, according to a new study published in Nanoscale. The study, conducted in partnership by researchers at Nemours Children’s Hospital and the University of Central Florida, demonstrates a potentially novel treatment for neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in infants.

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July 2017

Dr. Seal to Become a Trustee Chair

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Congratulations to the three new Trustee Chairs who were honored at the UCF Board of Trustees meeting on July 20, 2017 - Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Sudipta Seal, and Stella Sung.

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June 2017

ASM Central Florida Chapter - Introducing New Executive Board Officers

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New American Society for Metals (ASM) International board members were elected at the Executive Board meeting on June 8, 2017. The new officers are:






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May 2017

UCF Research Could Bring ‘Drastically’ Higher Resolution To Your Phone and TV

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Research from Dr. Chanda's group has been featured in UCF Today. A breakthrough in display technology being developed by Dr. Chanda's group, including researcher Daniel Franklin, could lead to future displays with 3-4 times the resolution of traditional displays.

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May 2017

Dr. Sohn Recieves UCF RIA Award

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Congratulations to Dr. Sohn for receiving the UCF RIA award for his outstanding impact in research.

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April 2017

Swetha Barkam Recieves Graduate Student Award from Materials Research Society

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Swetha Barkam has been awarded the Graduate Student Silver Award by the Materials Research Society. Barkam is one of just 27 graduate students selected from among the top universities to recieve this award. Barkam recieved her award and was commended for her presentation at the Awards Ceremony and Innovation in Materials Characterization Award Talk on April 18th

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March 2017

News Coverage of UCF and NASA Study

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News station WFTV featured coverage of Dr. Sudipta Seal and Kevin Grossman, detailing the research efforts aimed toward using Martian soil to eventually build human habitats on Mars.

The research is the result of a NASA grant

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February 2017

UCF and NASA Study Using Martian Soil to Build Human Habitats

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It’s hard enough to transport humans to Mars. But once they get there, where will they live?

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January 2017

New, Old Science Combine to Make Faster Medical Test

A UCF researcher has combined cutting-edge nanoscience with a magnetic phenomenon discovered more than 170 years ago to create a method for speedy medical tests.

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December 2016

Four Dissertation Completion Fellowships Awarded to CECS Students in Spring 2017

Jinan Deng, Don Nadun Kuruppumullage, Alireza Hajibagheri, and Ming Miao have been selected for the Dissertation Completion Fellowship, a $10,000 award plus tuition support.

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November 2016

Dr. Soumen Das and Dr. Sudipta Seal's Research featured on Chemistry of Materials cover

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An article in collaboration with Dr. Soumen Das and Dr. Sudipta Seal has been featured on the cover of ACS Chemistry of Materials Journal. The article, titled "Structure–Activity Map of Ceria" deals with heterogeneous reactions, such as automotive catalysis and water gas shift reactions.

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November 2016

Kevin Grossman awarded at Sustainable Nanotechnology Conference

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Kevin Grossman (PhD student MSE) won the Sustainable Nanotechnology Conference best poster paper presentation. Congratulations Kevin!

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November 2016

UCF Establishes Chapter of National Academy of Inventors

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UCF has established a chapter of the National Academy of Inventors. Several NSTC professors were inducted, including Dr. Sudipta Seal and Dr. Kevin Coffey. The inaugural members boast impressive contributions to innovation at UCF, holding 541 of UCF's total 925 patents.

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November 2016

Swetha Barkam Awarded 1st Place Sapphire Award, GEMS

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Swetha Barkam selected for a Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Award for 2016. Specifically, Barkam was awarded 4th place overall, and 1st within the Sapphire Ranking division. Congratulations Swetha!

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September 2016

Nileshi Saraf Awarded SNO Student Award for 2016

Nileshi Saraf has been awarded $525 to attend the 2016 SNO Conference in Orlando, between Nov 10-12.

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September 2016

Swetha Barkam to be awarded Artistic Creativity award

Swetha Barkam, a PhD student in Dr. Seal's research group will be awarded the Artistic Creativity award for the 1st Annual ACerS PCSA Creativity Competition at MS&T

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September 2016

Dr. Chanda and Daniel Franklin selected for Top-10 Displaying Futures Award

Dr. Debashis Chanda and Daniel Franklin have been selected for a Top-10 novel display innovation, Displaying Futures Award 2016. They has been invited to Germany for a three day event where their idea, "Skin-like plasmonic Full-Color Displays" will be recognized.

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September 2016

Dr. Soumen Das received "Young Investigator Award" for ICIP 2016

Dr. Soumen Das, a member of Dr. Seal's research group, has received a young investigator award for "International Conference on Ionizing Processes (ICIP 2016)". The conference will take place between October 10 through October 14 at BNL.

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September 2016

UCF-Developed Formula to Stop Citrus Greening Finalist for 2 Awards

Dr. Santra and Dr. Thomas have been acknowledged recently in an article by UCF Today for their individual participations in the development of nano technologies. Dr. Santra's Zinkicide invention is extensively detailed in the article, and Dr. Thomas is noted for his award winning portable energy source and chemically sensitive tape.

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August 2016

Ankur Gupta Named TSS Student Board Member

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Graduate student Ankur Gupta has been selected as a student board member on the Thermal Spray Society Board of Directors.

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August 2016

Dr. Huo's Student Recognized for Scientific Achievement

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Dr. Huo's former student, Lauren Austin, has been recognized for her scientific achievements by Chemical and Engineering News magazine.

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