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October 2019

Chateaubriand Fellowship Award - Nicholas Castaneda

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Nicholas Castaneda in Dr. Ellen Kang's group won the Chateaubriand Fellowship that provides the opportunity for doctoral students in the United States to conduct Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Health research in France.

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Researchers work to create infrared detectors for viper-like night vision

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Much like some snakes use infrared to "see" at night, University of Central Florida researchers are working to create similar viper vision to improve the sensitivity of night-vision cameras.

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UCF Researchers Make Super Stretchable E-Material Using Kirigami, Nanotechnology

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By combining the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting with science, this new material could have applications ranging from smart jackets to solar cells.

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September 2019

NIH Awards UCF Researcher $3.8 Million to Study Opiate Overdoses

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State of the art technology used in study will provide insight into the impact of opiate overdoses and treatment drugs on the kidneys, heart, muscles and liver.

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UCF Researcher Works to Make Safer Electric Vehicles

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The key to the safer fuel cells is the use of platinum; however, the high cost of the precious metal has kept the technology too expensive. This is a problem Yang has worked to overcome.

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Physics Student of the Year Award - Alireza Safaei

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This year, the (graduate) Student of the Year Award went to Alireza Safaei, who recently graduated from our Ph.D. program.

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High School Student working at NSTC wins 1st Place in State Competition, is selected for International Science Fair and Ying Award Finalist

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Laboni Santra, an Oviedo High School student working with Professor Rajaraman has repeated her success from 2018 and has won multiple awards at the Seminole County Science, Math and Engineering Fair and the State Science and Engineering Fair.

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March 2019

UCF Researchers Developing Sensor to Detect Brain Disorders in Seconds

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This is the first rapid detector for dopamine and has the potential to help doctors diagnose Parkinson’s, depression and some forms of cancer.

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January 2019

UCF scientists' human-on-a-chip technology could one day replace animal studies

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Researchers at the University of Central Florida continue to push forward the field of human-on-a-chip technology, showing in a new study that their system could one day replace animal testing, particularly in the cosmetic industry.

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December 2018

UCF Researchers Develop Method to Hide Images and Information in Plain Sight

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What is real is not always as it appears. UCF researchers have found a way to hide information on materials and only make it visible to a person using the right tech.

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