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Welcome to NanoScience Technology Center

Welcome to NanoScience Technology Center (NSTC) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where the mission is to establish a cutting-edge research program in materials and nanotechnology, provide high quality training for students and facilitate the advance of innovations to solve real world technology challenges. The interests of our faculty are diverse and the innovative research programs including Green Energy, In Vitro Test Systems, Composites, Computer/Mathematical Simulations, Assistive Robotics, Quantum Dynamics, Bioimaging, NanoElectronics & NanoPhysics, Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agriculture, Integrated Device Development and Advanced Materials have been explored. Our research effort has made significant impact on nanotechnology society and industry. NSTC faculty has received NSF CAREER, ONR YIP, and DARPA YIA awards. In 2016, Materials Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture Center (MISA), a USDA-NIFA recognized Center of Excellence, was established to address agricultural diseases threatening crop yield.

NSTC currently offers M.S. degree program in nanotechnology at NSTC and Ph.D. degree programs through different colleges. The center hosts the NSF REU site on nanotechnology and nanoscience undergraduate education program through the NSF NUE program. In the future, we plan to implement a formal course of nanotechnology for undergraduate students at UCF.

Our success is attributed to our creative and exceptional faculty members, outstanding research facilities, and talented graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, visiting scientists, administrative staff and engineers. We endeavor to accomplish our vision both at the national and international level. This website provides an overview of our graduate programs, the research interests and achievements of our faculty and students.