UCF Ranked Among Best in Nation for Research Leading to New Tech and Spinoffs

UCF Ranked Among Best in Nation for Research Leading to New Tech and Spinoffs

The University of Central Florida ranks 22nd in the country for its success in “technology transfer” – the practice of developing academic research into new technologies, products and companies, according to a report released Thursday. UCF is ranked in the top 25 alongside institutions such as Columbia University, MIT and Carnegie Mellon University in the […]

UCF's Top Stories of 2014

From announcing a new downtown campus, to pursuing a smart-sensors research center, to winning a major bowl game and whipping up an engineering miracle for a 6-year-old boy born without one of his arms, UCF has been in the headlines all year. Here’s a look at 10 of the year’s top stories for the nation’s […]

UCF Inventor Named to New Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

UCF optics researcher Shin-Tson Wu, whose work has significantly advanced  the liquid crystal displays we use every day on our smartphones, computer monitors and television screens, is among six inventors named today as the first inductees of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Wu is one of UCF’s most highly awarded researchers and was recognized […]

UCF Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Launches Starter Lab

The grand opening for UCF’s new Starter Lab was recently held at the UCF College of Business Administration. Sponsored by Mobile Makers, Florida High Tech Corridor and Research Assessment and Innovation for Social Enterprise (RAISE), the Starter Lab is a new initiative in the college providing a 1,500 sq. ft. space where students of all […]

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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.