Heat at Its Core — UCF Engineer Earns NSF CAREER Award

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 […]

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 […]

UCF-Developed Formula to Stop Citrus Greening Finalist for 2 Awards

A University of Central Florida researcher’s nanoscale cocktail that is showing signs of slowing a deadly citrus disease that has put one of the state’s largest and most iconic industries at risk, has been named a finalist for two major research and development awards. Zinkicide, a bactericide invented by Swadeshmukul Santra, associate professor in the […]

UCF Ranks in Top 20 of Public Universities for 2015 U.S. Patents

The University of Central Florida ranked 19th in the nation among public universities and 40th in the world for the number of U.S. patents it secured in 2015, according to a new listing by the National Academy of Inventors. UCF secured 50 utility patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2015, ranking just […]


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