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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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February 2020

UCF Researcher’s Novel Nanoparticles Show Promise in Healing Diabetic Wounds

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The therapeutic properties come from cerium oxide’s ability to act as an antioxidant that stops dangerous free radicals.

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February 2020

UCF Researchers Develop Device That Mimics Brain Cells Used for Human Vision

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The invention may help to make robots one day that can think like humans.

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February 2020

Complex Light-Field to Detect Neurotransmitters Directly from Blood

Fox35 News - Complex Light-Field to Detect Neurotransmitters Directly from Blood: Blood test for Brain!

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January 2020

Award for Outstanding Dissertation - Dr. Alireza Safaei

Dr. Alireza Safaei was chosen as the College of Sciences' recipient of the Award for Outstanding Dissertation. This award recognizes excellence in a dissertation, focusing on the quality and significance of his completed work. The strength of his accomplishment brings honor to the college and makes him a role model for research achievement at UCF.

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January 2020

Young Research Award - Deepak Pandey

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Deepak Pandey gave an Oral Presentation for his research on "Ultralong Life supercapacitors fabricated using Vertically aligned Graphene on Carbon fibers" at 2nd International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, VIT, Vellore, India and represented the University Of Central Florida.

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December 2019

Artificial Intelligence May Help Scientists Make Spray-on Solar Cells

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Imagine being able to spray or paint bridges, houses and skyscrapers with the material, which would then capture light, turn it into energy and feed it into the electrical grid. That’s where this technology is going thanks to UCF.

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December 2019

UCF Researchers Work to Design Zero-Emission Fuel Sources

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Metal-air batteries are longer lasting than the often-used lithium-ion batteries found in electric cars.

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October 2019

Chateaubriand Fellowship Award - Nicholas Castaneda

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Nicholas Castaneda in Dr. Ellen Kang's group won the Chateaubriand Fellowship that provides the opportunity for doctoral students in the United States to conduct Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Health research in France.

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October 2019

Researchers work to create infrared detectors for viper-like night vision

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Much like some snakes use infrared to "see" at night, University of Central Florida researchers are working to create similar viper vision to improve the sensitivity of night-vision cameras.

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October 2019

UCF Researchers Make Super Stretchable E-Material Using Kirigami, Nanotechnology

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By combining the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting with science, this new material could have applications ranging from smart jackets to solar cells.

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September 2019

NIH Awards UCF Researcher $3.8 Million to Study Opiate Overdoses

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State of the art technology used in study will provide insight into the impact of opiate overdoses and treatment drugs on the kidneys, heart, muscles and liver.

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September 2019

UCF Researcher Works to Make Safer Electric Vehicles

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The key to the safer fuel cells is the use of platinum; however, the high cost of the precious metal has kept the technology too expensive. This is a problem Yang has worked to overcome.

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