Newest UCF Research Building Coming Online

Newest UCF Research Building Coming Online

The long-awaited Research I building located in between Engineering and CREOL is just about ready for business. Faculty members from various colleges and centers began moving into the 105,775 square-foot facility this month. They will share three floors of wet labs, conference rooms, lecture halls and offices. The building was built to provide the infrastructure, […]

UCF Launches National Center to Find Big-Picture Solutions to Coastal Threats

UCF has launched a national research center focused on finding big-picture solutions to threats facing coastal communities. In 2017, federal and local governments in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico spent more than $284 billion to deal with the impact of hurricanes and flooding, according to NOAA. “There’s a perfect storm coming,” said Graham Worthy, UCF […]

A Breakthrough in Graphene Research May lead to Next-Generation Tech

A finding that enables graphene to better absorb light could be the key manufacturers have been waiting for to utilize the super-strong, superlight material in next-generation devices including light detectors, touchscreens, glucose testing meters and even water filtration systems. For the first time, the UCF team demonstrated more than 45 percent absorption of light in […]

Clinical Trial that Uses Gaming to help Older Patients with Cancer Underway in Orlando

A clinical trial is underway to help older cancer patients facing chemotherapy, learn to take better care of themselves at home. University of Central Florida endowed professor in oncology nursing and cancer researcher Victoria Loerzel developed the education tool. The trial, being conducted at the UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health, is studying patients […]

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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.