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  • Using Rocket Science to make coal-fueled Power Plants More Efficient, Safe

    A team led by University of Central Florida engineers is using rocket science in the form of a rotating engine sparked by multiple detonation points to make coal-fueled power plants more efficient and safer for the environment. Kareem Ahmed and Subith Vasu, assistant professors of mechanical and aerospace engineering, are leading the investigation for the […]

  • UCF Scientist Receives Florida and International Recognition

    A University of Central Florida engineer recognized worldwide as a leader in power electronics and whose work led to the development and commercialization of the first compact single-solar photovoltaic panel was recognized by both the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame and the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan recently. “Greetings from the Dead Sea, Jordan,” Issa […]

  • At 5th Anniversary, UCF’s Smoke-free Campaign Seeking Total Success

    On the fifth anniversary of UCF’s campaign to become a smoke-free campus, the university’s smoke-free committee says positive strides have been made toward the goal – but there’s still work to do to encourage more faculty, staff and students to quit the habit. Because every semester there are new people on campus, there needs to […]

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Bionic Kids Cut Ribbon on New Limbitless Solutions Lab

Bionic Kids Cut Ribbon on New Limbitless Solutions Lab

Four children who received 3D-printed electromyographic bionic arms from UCF’s Limbitless Solutions helped cut the ribbon at the nonprofit’s new headquarters near the CFE Arena on campus on Sept. 30. The organization started by UCF students has given out about 20 bionic arms to children born without limbs. Julianna Linton, 11, of Houston, Texas, Annika “Anni” Emmert, 12, of […]

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  • Using Rocket Science to make coal-fueled Power Plants More Efficient, Safe

    A team led by University of Central Florida engineers is using rocket science in the form of a rotating engine sparked by multiple detonation points to make coal-fueled power plants more efficient and safer for the environment. Kareem Ahmed and Subith Vasu, assistant professors of mechanical and aerospace engineering, are leading the investigation for the […]

  • UCF Scientist Receives Florida and International Recognition

    A University of Central Florida engineer recognized worldwide as a leader in power electronics and whose work led to the development and commercialization of the first compact single-solar photovoltaic panel was recognized by both the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame and the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan recently. “Greetings from the Dead Sea, Jordan,” Issa […]

  • At 5th Anniversary, UCF’s Smoke-free Campaign Seeking Total Success

    On the fifth anniversary of UCF’s campaign to become a smoke-free campus, the university’s smoke-free committee says positive strides have been made toward the goal – but there’s still work to do to encourage more faculty, staff and students to quit the habit. Because every semester there are new people on campus, there needs to […]

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Nanotech Advances Future Mobile Devices and Wearable Technology

A team of UCF scientists has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than 30,000 times without degrading. The novel method from the University of Central Florida’s NanoScience Technology Center could eventually revolutionize technology as varied as mobile phones and electric vehicles. “If they were to replace the batteries with these supercapacitors, you could charge your mobile phone in a few seconds and you wouldn’t need to charge it again for over a week,” said Nitin Choudhary, a postdoctoral associate who conducted much of the research. Learn more about batteries vs. supercapicitors and additional nanotech research being conducted at UCF.