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 […]

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 Nanotech for Jet and Rocket Fuel Licensed to Spinoff Company

A nanoparticle additive for jet and rocket fuels that was developed at UCF has been licensed to a company established by a former university researcher. Helicon Chemical Co., LLC, obtained exclusive rights to the technology that improves the dispersion and burning rates of solid fuel propellants. “It makes them safer, more environmentally friendly and easier […]

“Charge” of Inspiration Leads to International Attention for UCF Professor

UCF faculty member Jayan Thomas, Ph.D. spied some stray cables lying about when he went for a walk one evening to ponder the subject of energy storage.  With a “charge” of inspiration, a novel thought occurred to him: Cables transmit energy, so why couldn’t they also store it? That insight has led to research that […]

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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.