Heat at Its Core — UCF Engineer Earns NSF CAREER Award

Heat at Its Core --- UCF Engineer Earns NSF CAREER Award

The National Science Foundation has selected a University of Central Florida scientist for a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for his work that is projected to revolutionize the way electronic devices use and dissipate heat. Shawn Putnam, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, will receive $510,000 from the agency to study the […]

In Face of Inequality, First-Generation Student Seeks to Empower Women in STEM

At 12 years old, Jordin Rosser already was discouraged to pursue her dream career. Her aunt, a computer scientist, was facing discrimination for being a woman in a male-dominated industry. Her ideas were being overlooked, and when a male counterpart would suggest the same thing, he would be praised by their boss. Rosser began to […]

Florida Inventors Hall of Fame Names UCF Researcher

A University of Central Florida engineer who is recognized worldwide as a leader in power electronics and whose work led to the creation of the first compact single-solar photovoltaic panel has been named as a 2017 inductee to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Issa Batarseh, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer […]

Medical Robotics Company Harnesses UCF Research for Computer-Aided Surgery

A medical robotics company has licensed University of Central Florida expertise to develop software for a new surgical-robotic platform. AVRA Medical Robotics Inc., which has an office in the UCF Business Incubator, has partnered with Professor Zhihua Qu and research Professor Eytan Pollak of the College of Engineering & Computer Science to develop algorithms and […]


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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.