UCF Engineering LEDs to Detect Gas Leaks on Spacecraft

UCF Engineering LEDs to Detect Gas Leaks on Spacecraft

A UCF research group is working to pioneer the detection of dangerous gases and leaks on spacecraft using low-cost LEDs. Led by Engineering Assistant Professor Subith Vasu, his 17-member team is working closely with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation to prove the light-emitting diode technology is able to effectively […]

Paying it Forward -- Women in Chemistry

UCF senior Lauren Gandy is studying to be a chemist. She hopes to someday work with the U.S. Department of Defense to protect the nation from biological and chemical attacks. It can be a lonely road when only 20 percent of all engineers are women and only 11 percent of women with engineering degrees actually […]

UCF Scientist Creates Most Efficient Quantum Cascade Laser Ever

A team of UCF researchers has produced the most efficient quantum cascade laser ever designed – and done it in a way that makes the lasers easier to manufacture. Quantum cascade lasers, or QCLs, are tiny – smaller than a grain of rice – but they pack a punch. Compared to traditional lasers, QCLs offer […]

New Agricultural Research Center Debuts at UCF

A newly established UCF agricultural center with the goal of combating crop disease and feeding the world’s growing population debuted last week with an inaugural symposium. The two-day conference of the MISA Center of Excellence – which stands for Materials Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture – brought together dozens of representatives from the University of Central Florida […]

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PTSD Treatment at UCF's Anxiety Disorders Clinic

UCF’s Anxiety Disorders Clinic uses olfactory stimulants to replicate traumatic events experienced by PTSD sufferers. Visual, audio and tactile components are also used, but according to patients, smell acts as the most powerful trigger.