BRIDG’ing Innovation: Manufacturing Research Center Opens

BRIDG'ing Innovation: Manufacturing Research Center Opens

With a focus on the future, officials dedicated a 109,000-square-foot building Thursday that is one of the most advanced research and manufacturing labs in the world. The Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center was completed on schedule – 24 months after design began – and is ready to host new manufacturing technologies as the anchor of […]

Personalized Learning Experiences Built for Classrooms Finds a New Use in Matching Investors with Entrepreneurs

Custom learning software originally designed to deliver personalized and optimal learning experiences for K-12 classrooms and for leadership and HR training is now delivering insights for improved matchmaking between investors and entrepreneurs. UCF researcher David Metcalf  and his research team in the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL) created the intelligent software, known as a […]

Oscar of Invention Awarded to UCF Technology

R&D Magazine recognized UCF and Jayan Thomas, at its annual R&D 100 Awards.  Widely known as the “Oscars of Invention,” the prestigious R&D 100 Awards have a 50+ year history of honoring excellence in technology innovations. The award, which identifies and celebrates the top technology products of the year, highlighted the work of UCF associate professor […]

UCF “Smartphone Drug Test” Team Selected for Prestigious NSF National I-Corps Program

UCF graduate student David Nash and his team are developing a smartphone-based handheld drug test system for law enforcement applications. The team has been selected to further advance their innovation at the national level through the National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program.  The team was part of the first cohort to participate in UCF’s I-Corps […]


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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.