Nanotech Team Wins International Prize for Novel Display Technology

Nanotech Team Wins International Prize for Novel Display Technology

One of the world’s leaders in liquid-display technology has selected a UCF project led by professor Debashis Chanda and graduate student Daniel Franklin for its  “2016 Displaying Futures Award.” The Germany-based company Merck selected UCF’s plasmatic full-color display project as its top pick from 30 others in an exclusive invitation-only competition. Ten international finalist teams […]

'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 […]

Soileau Named to Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

MJ Soileau, vice president for UCF’s Office of Research and Commercialization, has been named to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Soileau, who oversees the office responsible for taking research from UCF labs into industry, is also an accomplished scientist, researcher and professor. It was his innovative research in the advancement of high-energy laser optics […]

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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.