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January 2023

UCF Researcher Receives Samsung International Global Research Outreach Award

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The award from the multinational electronics corporation will fund the development of infrared night vision and thermal sensing camera technology for cell phones and consumer electronics.

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New UCF-developed Battery Could Prevent Post-hurricane Electric Vehicle Fires

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The technology replaces the volatile and highly flammable organic solvents found in electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries with saltwater to create a safer and more efficient battery.

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December 2022

UCF Receives Top Ranks for Producing Patents for 9th Consecutive Year

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A new report ranked UCF No. 31 among public universities in the nation in 2021 and No. 60 worldwide for producing patents, placing the university ahead of Carnegie Mellon, Texas A&M University and Pennsylvania State University

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October 2022

New $1.25 Million Research Project Will Map Materials at the Nanoscale

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The work can lead to new catalysts and other compounds that could be applicable in a range of areas including quantum science, renewable energy, life sciences and sustainability.

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July 2022

Recent UCF Graduates Have Accepted Tenure-track Positions at Top Universities

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A tenure-track position is the unicorn of academia, but students are finding jobs after earning their doctorate degrees at UCF and going onto places like NC State, Notre Dame, and the University of Toronto.

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June 2022

UCF Researchers Develop Technology for AI that Mimics the Human Eye

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The device could lead to advanced artificial intelligence that can instantly recognize what it sees and has applications in self-driving vehicles and robotics.

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Another Record Year for UCF — 8 NSF CAREER Award Winners

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The recipients are engineers who work with interdisciplinary teams to solve tech and health problems.

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May 2022

'Brain-on-a-Chip' Technology Advances Toward a New Form of Drug Screening

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Brain-on-a-chip simulated models hold the potential to revolutionize and accelerate the way new drugs are discovered.

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April 2022

UCF Researchers Create Brain-like Devices to Enable AI in Remote Regions and Space

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Researchers at the University of Central Florida are developing new devices that will allow artificial intelligence (AI) to work from anywhere, without connecting to the internet.

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March 2022

UCF Researchers Are Part of New Multi-million-dollar Awards from U.S. Department of Defense

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The new funding will support projects that range from advancing hypersonic propulsion to improving semiconductor performance.

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UCF Researcher to Collaborate with MIT on DARPA Night-vision Project

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NanoScience and Physics Professor Michael Leuenberger will help develop lighter night-vision goggles than current models that weigh 2 pounds.

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Former Nano Student Awarded 2022 Order of the Pegasus​

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Twenty-six students — ranging in disciplines from engineering to biology to education and others across the institution — have been named as 2021-22 recipients of the Order of Pegasus, UCF’s most prestigious student award for those who display incredible academic achievement, university involvement, leadership and community service.​

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UCF and NASA Researchers Design Charged ‘Power Suits’ for Electric Vehicles and Spacecraft

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The lightweight, supercapacitor-battery hybrid composite material provides power and is as strong as steel.

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