UCF Names New Vice President for Research, Dean of Graduate Studies

UCF Names New Vice President for Research, Dean of Graduate Studies

After conducting a national search, the University of Central Florida has selected Elizabeth A. Klonoff as its new vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies. Klonoff comes to UCF from a joint appointment with San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego, where she serves as the […]

With a Little Help From My Friends...

Do I have enough friends? Listening to a recent TEDx lecture made me pause and think about it. It caught my interest, so now I must really begin to ask myself, is this true, do I have enough friends? Yes, I’ll confirm it: I think I actually do have enough friends. The TEDx presentation was […]

Non-traditional Student Trades Computers for Career In Conservation Biology

After a 27-year career in software development, Orlando, Fla. resident Suzanne Connor faced a real challenge. The mother of two was laid off. “My last two years of my job, I was so unhappy,” Connor said.  “I was kind of relieved when I was laid off. I knew I needed to find something that would […]

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 […]


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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.