‘Breaking Me Softly:’ UCF Fiber Findings Featured in Nature

'Breaking Me Softly:' UCF Fiber Findings Featured in Nature

A finding by a University of Central Florida researcher that unlocks a means of controlling   materials at the nanoscale and opens the door to a new generation of manufacturing is featured online today in the journal Nature. Using a pair of pliers in each hand and gradually pulling taut a piece of glass fiber coated […]

Fantastic Failures Can Actually Be Fantastic Breakthroughs

Ayman Abouraddy, Ph.D., an associate professor at CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics, helped to create a new nanoparticle fabrication technique which sprung from an unlikely event. His student was performing an unrelated experiment that continued to go awry. Yet this unexpected result was the very thing that eluded Abouraddy and his fellow researchers for years. Before Abouraddy came […]

UCF Scientist Part of $317M Initiative to Revolutionize Textiles

A University of Central Florida scientist is playing a critical role in shaping a $317 million U.S. Department of Defense program that could expand the function of clothing to include monitoring our health, sensing the environment, and harvesting energy. The new smart clothing initiative is expected to be announced today by Defense Secretary Ash Carter […]

UCF Research and Innovation Recognized at International Conference

Three groundbreaking technologies developed by UCF researchers have been recognized as among the top innovations to be presented at an international conference in two weeks. The discoveries – each of them unrelated – will be presented at the 2015 TechConnect World Innovation Conference in Washington, D.C., from June 14-17. The annual event is designed to […]

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This UCF-Designed Tech is Amazing

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.