Computational and Experimental Materials Science
|1st||P-03||Sihui He (CREOL, UCF) |
Advisor: Shin-Tson Wu
|LIQUID CRYSTAL-BASED BIOSENSORS FOR THE DETECTION OF CHOLIC ACID|
|2nd||P-07||Anh Ly (MSE) |
Advisor: S. Seal
|PROBING THE CELLS-NANOPARTICLES INTERACTION USING FORCE-DISTANCE (F-D) SPECTROSCOPY|
|3rd||P-04||Imen Rezadad (Physics, UCF) |
Advisor: R. Peale
|REPULSIVE ELECTROSTATIC FORCE IN MEMS CANTILEVER|
|4th||P-06||Héctor J. Rivera-Jacquez (NSTC/Chemistry, UCF) |
Advisor: A. Masunov
|DESIGN OF TWO-PHOTON EXCITED PHOSPHORESCENT SENSOR FOR OXYGEN IMAGING|
Materials processing and Characterization
|1st||P-15||Sheng Po Fang (Electrical and Computer Engineering, UoFl) |
Advisor: Yong-Kyu Yoon
|HIGH-ASPECT-RATIO CARBON NANOFIBROUS MICROELECTRODE ARRAY|
|2nd||P-12||Yueh-Ling Hsieh (Chemical Engineering, UoFl) |
Advisor: F. Ren
|EFFECT 340keV PROTON IRRADIATION ON DC PERFORMANCE OF CIRCULAR-SHAPED AlGaN/GaN high HIGH ELETRON MOBILITY TRANSISTORS|
|3rd||P-16||Megan Berroth (NSTC, UCF) |
Advisor: S. Santra
|REPULSIVE ELECTROSTATIC FORCE IN MEMS CANTILEVER|
|HM||P-09||Janardan Nath (Physics, UCF) |
Advisor: R. Peale
|OPTICAL SALISBURY SCREEN WITH DESIGN-TUNABLE RESONANT ABSORPTION BANDS|
|HM||P-10||Shun Li (Chemical Engineering , UoFl) |
Advisor: F. Ren
|ENHANCEMENT OF ALGAN/GAN HIGH ELECTRON MOBILITY TRANSISTORS OFF-STATE DRAIN BREAKDOWN VOLTAGE VIA BACKSIDE PROTON IRRADIATION|
The University of Central Florida's NanoScience Center is developing a new program to make a graphene-based spray coating that would help multiple industries easily and inexpensively fight corrosion.
Rameech McCormack was honored at the FGLSAMP Expo 2014 in Jacksonville, FL. His engineering poster won first place at the conference.
A paper from Dr. Sudipta Seal's research group, along with collaborators from the University of Kent, graces the December cover of ChemPlusChem.
Finding a practical way prevent the transmission of HIV, developing a reliable way to detect tuberculosis while a patient is in the doctor’s office and understanding the complexities of schizophrenia are among the 26 research projects that the National Institutes of Health is funding at the University of Central Florida.
One UCF researcher may be on the brink of bringing 3-D- TV back from the dead.
Ph.D. candidate Swetha Barkam is a winner of the 2014 Extreme Leadership Scholarship presented by the UCF's Student Government Association. The $750 award is presented to students who demonstrate outstanding leadership and service in school and their community.
Technology is great, but how does it impact the environment? On December 15, students and faculty from UCF's NanoScience Technology Center presented NanoFest Florida, a community awareness event regarding the emerging field of nanotechnology.
The Washington Post features three University of Central Florida inventors in a new article from the Associated Press. Professors Michael Bass, Peter H. Delfyett and Sudipta Seal are being recognized by the National Academy of Inventors for their work in photonics and nanotechnology.
Converting sunshine into electricity is not difficult, but doing so efficiently and on a large scale is one of the reasons why people still rely on the electric grid and not a national solar cell network.
The American Chemical Society Orlando Section recently announced the winners of its 2013 Section awards. Lei Zhai won the award for Outstanding Chemist. Zhai is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in UCF's NanoScience Technology Center and Chemistry Department.
Three University of Central Florida professors are being recognized for their prolific spirit of innovation, which has benefitted economic development, quality of life and the well-being of society.
Twenty one researchers in areas ranging from optics, medicine, psychology and education were recognized last week in what has become a much-anticipated campus tradition – induction into the UCF Millionaires Club.
Tiny particles stand to make a big impact on cancer research at UCF.
The Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization recently honored Rameech McCormack with its 2013 Student Award. Rameech is the only undergraduate among this year's winners, alongside graduate students from Harvard, Carnegie Mellon, Rice, Stanford and other top schools.
Diane Maldonado and Usha Lal of NSTC volunteered their time for UCF's Diversity Initiative Breakfast Meeting on October 21, 2013. The event kicked off Diversity Week at the UCF Student Union. Diane and Usha were part of a team of UCF employees whose efforts made for a successful event.
The University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Institute for Simulation and Training, in collaboration with the UCF NanoScience Technology Center, recently hosted a workshop to explore data collection, analysis and modeling of nanoparticle and cell interactions for cancer research.
Mikaeel Young and Swadeshmukul Santra won the Best Oral Presentation award at NanoFlorida 2013. Their presentation was titled "Mixed Valence Copper (Cu)/ Silica Nanocomposite: Synthesis, Characterization and Systematic Antimicrobial Studies."
A team of researchers from University of Central Florida (UCF)'s NanoScience Technology Center have developed the world's first lab-monitored process to examine muscle function and its response to various treatments. This breakthrough may prove invaluable in furthering research efforts aimed at developing effective treatments for some progressive muscular diseases, such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Myasthenia Gravis.
According to Florida Citrus Mutual, the total impact of citrus in Florida is approximately $9 billion a year and represented about 63 percent of total U.S. production for the 2010-2011 season. This could explain why the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded UCF a $1.21 million grant to study citrus diseases, such as canker and greening, that have emerged in recent years.
Nanoprinting techniques from Jayan Thomas's research group are currently featured on the IEEE Spectrum homepage.
Dr. Richard Blair's groundbreaking technique for producing graphene is featured in the Orlando Business Journal.
Graphene is an ultra-thin derivative of graphite that can be added to rubbers, plastics and metal to make the materials lighter and stronger. It also is a conductor of electricity.
A UCF researcher has developed a proprietary method for making graphene – an element that some have described as the “wonder material” of the century – accessible to industry.
An article co-authored by Sudipta Seal appears on the cover of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B.
An article by Jayan Thomas and his colleagues appears in the June 25 edition of Advanced Materials. Their work is featured prominently with a full-page graphic and caption in the issue's frontispiece.
An article co-authored by Debashis Chanda is featured on the cover of the latest issue of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
Graduate student Aditya Reddy Kolli has been awarded UCF's Graduate Research Excellence Fellowship. The UCF College of Graduate Studies presents the fellowship annually to outstanding graduate students who have excellent research backgrounds and proposals for the thesis or dissertation phase of their graduate degree programs.
Rikhav Shah, a high school student in Dr. Swadeshmukul Santra's research group, won a 2nd place award at the 2013 Intel® International Science and Engineering Fair. Rikhav was recognized for his work in the Environmental Science category.
Congratulations to Ushaben Lal (Usha), Travel Coordinator of NanoScience Technology Center for selection as a scholar in the 2013-2014 Leadership Enhancement Program (LEP).
Chemical & Engineering News interviewed Dr. Richard Blair on his innovative method of making sugars from biomass. Dr. Blair recently joined UCF's NanoScience Technology Center as a Visiting Research Professor. He also has joint appointment with the Department of Chemistry.
Two students from Swadeshmukul Santra's research group won awards at conference events this week.
The 2013 American Chemical Society Orlando Section National Chemistry Olympiad Competition was held at UCF's NanoScience Technology Center. Dr. Nahid Mohajeri from the Florida Solar Energy Center organized the competition with help from Dr. Lei Zhai and his research group.
Dr. Christina Drake, a former MSE/AMPAC doctoral student, was honored with the College of Engineering & Computer Science's Distinguished Alumni award. Christina was a member of Dr. Sudipta Seal's research group. She is currently employed at Lockheed Martin, Orlando.
NSTC/AMPAC congratulates Linan An, a recipient of UCF's 2012-13 Research Incentive Awards.
Space research is a part of our everyday life, from microwave food to robotic surgery.