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June 2014

Doshi Wins Poster Award at ESP2014

Mona Doshi won 2nd prize for her poster presentation at ESP2014 in Santa Fe. Mona is a member of Dr. Andre Gesquiere’s research group.

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June 2014

Nanotechnology Research at UCF Could Change How We Send and Store Electricity

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - A simple video shows what could become a huge change in how we send and store electricity through wires.  The video illustrates research being done at the University of Central Florida's NanoScience Technology Center.

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June 2014

UCF Researcher Seal and Team Win TechConnect National Innovation Award

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Two University of Central Florida scientists have earned national awards because their inventions are expected to make a difference in fueling future commercial spacecraft and in the efficiency of solar panels needed to convert sunlight into electricity.

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June 2014

New NanoTech May Provide Power Storage in Cables, Clothes

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Imagine being able to carry all the juice you needed to power your MP3 player, smartphone and electric car in the fabric of your jacket?

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May 2014

UCF Researchers Among DURIP Award Winners

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UCF researchers including professors Romain Gaume and Yongho Sohn are working on projects funded by grants from the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program.

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May 2014

UCF Grads Win Research Excellence Fellowship

Graduate students Le Zhou and Shashank Saraf have been awarded UCF's Graduate Research Excellence Fellowship.

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May 2014

UCF Students Win Poster Awards at 225th ECS Meeting

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UCF students won two poster awards at the 225th Electrochemical Society Meeting in Orlando. The competition was highly competitive, and, after several rounds of judging, only 4 awards were presented among 84 posters from presenters around the country and abroad.

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April 2014

Barkam Wins SGA Scholarship

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Ph.D. candidate Swetha Barkam is a winner of the 2013-2014 SGA Campus Student Involvement Scholarship. The $250 award is presented to outstanding students who demonstrate exceptional involvement in the UCF community.

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April 2014

Gesquiere Wins Research Incentive Award

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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.

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April 2014

UCF Researchers Make Breakthrough into “Invisibility” Tech

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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?

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March 2014

NanoTech Leads to Break-Through in Stealth Technology

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

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March 2014

UCF Nanotech Degree Expected to Spin Out Companies

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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.

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March 2014

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

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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.

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March 2014

UCF to Offer New Nanotechnology Degree

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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.

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March 2014

Advanced Optical Materials Features Nano-Optics Group

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

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March 2014

Moore Wins Northrop Grumman Scholarship

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

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March 2014

Kale wins 2014 CECS Alumni Award

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

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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.

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March 2014

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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February 2014

McCormack Takes 1st Place at FGLSAMP Expo

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

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February 2014

ChemPlusChem Features Seal Research Group

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

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February 2014

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

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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.

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February 2014

UCF Researcher Bringing 3-D TV Back from the Dead

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

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January 2014

UCF NanoScience Center Develops New Program

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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.

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January 2014

Barkam Wins Extreme Leadership Scholarship

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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.

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December 2013

UCF Students and Faculty present NanoFest Florida

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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.

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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.

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December 2013

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

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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.

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December 2013

Zhai Wins ACS Orlando's Outstanding Chemist Award

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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.

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December 2013

106 Patents: Three UCF Profs Lauded as Top Innovators

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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.

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November 2013

UCF Millionaires and Innovators Celebrated

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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.

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November 2013

UCF Works Toward Chemo Alternative

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

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October 2013

Undergraduate Wins Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Student Award

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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.

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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.

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October 2013

Seal's Plenary Talk Featured by Materials360

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

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October 2013

Workshop Explores Nanoparticle, Cell Interactions for Cancer Research

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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.

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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."

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September 2013

Speeding Up the Pharmaceutical Development Process

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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.

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August 2013

UCF Awarded $1.2 Million for Citrus Research

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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.

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August 2013

Nanoprinting Technique Enables High Energy Density Supercapacitors

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

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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.

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