NSTC Home AMPAC

NSTC News

April 2014

Gesquiere Wins Research Incentive Award

Photo

Andre J. Gesquiere is a winner of UCF's 2014 Research Incentive Awards. The RIA program rewards outstanding achievements in research, scholarly and creative activities.

Read More

April 2014

UCF Researchers Make Breakthrough into “Invisibility” Tech

Photo

People have dreamed about the possibility of invisibility for centuries. It's the subject of countless books and Hollywood movies, but is the real thing really possible?

Read More

March 2014

NanoTech Leads to Break-Through in Stealth Technology

Photo

Controlling and bending light around an object so it appears invisible to the naked eye is the theory behind fictional invisibility cloaks.

Read More

March 2014

UCF Nanotech Degree Expected to Spin Out Companies

Photo

The new nanotechnology master’s degree offered by the University of Central Florida will have a “huge economic impact” on Central Florida, said Sudipta Seal, the director of the Nanoscience Technology Center and the Advanced Materials Processing & Analysis Center at UCF.

Read More

March 2014

UCF OKs new degree to tap into $1.2 trillion tech industry

Photo

by Abraham Aboraya
Orlando Business Journal

The University of Central Florida today approved a new master’s degree that may provide an economic boost to the region’s high-tech industry.

Read More

March 2014

UCF to Offer New Nanotechnology Degree

Photo

The UCF Board of Trustees Thursday approved a new interdisciplinary professional science master’s degree program that will expand UCF’s offerings in the rapidly growing field of nanotechnology.

Read More

March 2014

Advanced Optical Materials Features Nano-Optics Group

Photo

An article co-authored by Debashis Chanda is one of this month's cover features for Advanced Optical Materials.

Read More

March 2014

Moore Wins Northrop Grumman Scholarship

Undergraduate Julian Moore has been awarded the Northrop Grumman Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year.

Read More

March 2014

Kale wins 2014 CECS Alumni Award

Photo

Ajay Kale is a winner of the 2014 College of Engineering & Computer Science Distinguished Alumni award.

Read More

March 2014

Nano Students Win 2014-15 Scholarships

Swetha Barkam and Rameech McCormack have been awarded scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. Both students are members of Dr. Sudipta Seal's research group and the College of Engineering & Computer Science.

Read More

March 2014

U.S. News, Princeton Review Rank 24 UCF Graduate Programs Among Nation's Best

Photo

The University of Central Florida’s video game graduate school ranks No. 2 in North America, and 23 other UCF graduate programs rank among the top 100 in their fields in the United States.

Read More

March 2014

UCF Students Honored at 2014 FLAVS/FSM Symposium

The Annual Joint Symposium & Exhibition of the Florida Chapter of the AVS Science and Technology Society (FLAVS) and the Florida Society for Microscopy (FSM) was held March 3-4 at UCF.

Read More

February 2014

UCF NanoScience Center Develops Program to Create Graphene Spray to Fight Corrosion

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.

Read More

February 2014

McCormack Takes 1st Place at FGLSAMP Expo

Photo

Rameech McCormack was honored at the FGLSAMP Expo 2014 in Jacksonville, FL. His engineering poster won first place at the conference.

Read More

February 2014

ChemPlusChem Features Seal Research Group

Photo

A paper from Dr. Sudipta Seal's research group, along with collaborators from the University of Kent, graces the December cover of ChemPlusChem.

Read More

February 2014

NIH Grants Working at UCF to Address HIV, TB and Schizophrenia

Photo

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.

Read More

February 2014

UCF Researcher Bringing 3-D TV Back from the Dead

Photo

One UCF researcher may be on the brink of bringing 3-D- TV back from the dead.

Read More

January 2014

UCF NanoScience Center Develops New Program

Photo

The University of Central Florida’s NanoScience Technology Center is developing a new program to make a graphene-based spray coating that would help multiple industries easily and inexpensively fight corrosion.

Read More

January 2014

Barkam Wins Extreme Leadership Scholarship

Photo

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.

Read More

December 2013

UCF Students and Faculty present NanoFest Florida

Photo

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.

Read More

December 2013

Washington Post, AP features UCF Inventors

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.

Read More

December 2013

Research Team Finds Way to Make Solar Cells Thin, Efficient and Flexible

Photo

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.

Read More

December 2013

Zhai Wins ACS Orlando's Outstanding Chemist Award

Photo

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.

Read More

December 2013

106 Patents: Three UCF Profs Lauded as Top Innovators

Photo

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.

Read More

November 2013

UCF Millionaires and Innovators Celebrated

Photo

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.

Read More

November 2013

UCF Works Toward Chemo Alternative

Photo

Tiny particles stand to make a big impact on cancer research at UCF.

Read More

October 2013

Undergraduate Wins Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Student Award

Photo

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.

Read More

October 2013

NSTC Staff Contribute to Diversity Initiative

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.

Read More

October 2013

Seal's Plenary Talk Featured by Materials360

Materials360 Online featured Sudipta Seal's talk at the 31st Israel Vacuum Society Conference.

Read More

October 2013

Workshop Explores Nanoparticle, Cell Interactions for Cancer Research

Photo

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.

Read More

October 2013

UCF Professor and Student Win Award at NanoFlorida 2013

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."

Read More

September 2013

Speeding Up the Pharmaceutical Development Process

Photo

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.

Read More

August 2013

UCF Awarded $1.2 Million for Citrus Research

Photo

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.

Read More

August 2013

Nanoprinting Technique Enables High Energy Density Supercapacitors

Photo

Nanoprinting techniques from Jayan Thomas's research group are currently featured on the IEEE Spectrum homepage.

Read More

July 2013

Blair's 'Wonder Material' featured in Orlando Business Journal

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.

Read More

July 2013

UCF Chemist, Company Make ‘Wonder Material’ Accessible

Photo

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.

Read More

July 2013

Seal's Research Featured by NSF and LiveScience

Photo

The work of Dr. Sudipta Seal is featured in two major research outlets. A recent grant appears on the National Science Foundation homepage as well as in an article from LiveScience.

Read More

July 2013

Seal's Nanoparticle Sensor Research Appears on the Cover of Materials Chemistry

Photo

An article co-authored by Sudipta Seal appears on the cover of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B.

Read More

June 2013

Thomas's Energy Storage Research Featured in Advanced Materials

Photo

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.

Read More

June 2013

Chanda Research Featured on ACS Journal Cover

Photo

An article co-authored by Debashis Chanda is featured on the cover of the latest issue of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Read More

June 2013

Kolli Wins UCF Grad Research Excellence Fellowship

Photo

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.

Read More

May 2013

Rikhav Shah Honored at Intel ISEF

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.

Read More

May 2013

Usha Lal selected as a scholar for 2013-2014 Leadership Enhancement Program

Congratulations to Ushaben Lal (Usha), Travel Coordinator of NanoScience Technology Center for selection as a scholar in the 2013-2014 Leadership Enhancement Program (LEP).

Read More

May 2013

Blair's Biofuel Research Featured in Chemical & Engineering News

Photo

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.

Read More

May 2013

Two Students Take Home Conference Awards

Photo

Two students from Swadeshmukul Santra's research group won awards at conference events this week.

Read More

UCF NanoScience Technology Center | Research Pavilion 4th Floor | TEL: 407-882-1578 FAX: 407-882-2819 | 12424 Research Parkway Suite 400 Orlando, FL 32826 | nano@ucf.edu
Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center