Medical Robotics Company Harnesses UCF Research for Computer-Aided Surgery

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 […]

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 […]

UCF Student to Compete in Ms. Wheelchair Florida Pageant

Gianna “Gigi” Gonzalez, a University of Central Florida student, on Saturday will compete for the Ms. Wheelchair Florida crown and the opportunity to travel across the state to advocate for those living with disabilities. Gonzalez has cerebral palsy, and with her positive outlook she hopes to inspire others to feel empowered. At UCF, Gonzalez studies […]


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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.