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 […]

Patents Pave Way for UCF Future

UCF’s first patent application was filed 30 years ago this month. Engineering professor Amar Mukherjee had developed a novel way to compress and decompress large amounts of stored digital data on computers. Today, digital data storage has all but moved to the cloud. Since this first patent filing, UCF has accumulated 925 issued patents. The […]

Research Week: Critical Thinking, Making a Difference in the World

How vulnerable are teenagers in the foster-care system to online predators? What’s the best way to turn a community into a medical-tourism destination? Can nanoparticles be used in a blood test to determine viral infections to more quickly identify outbreaks? These are among the many questions UCF students have tackled for Research Week, which kicks […]

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 […]