UCF Zoologist Stars in Smithsonian Documentary About Eels

UCF Zoologist Stars in Smithsonian Documentary About Eels

UCF zoologist William Crampton braves the Amazon River to uncover the secrets of electric fish as part of a new documentary airing on the Smithsonian Channel on Nov. 9 and 22. Crampton is a world expert on electric eels and knifefish and has spent years studying the creatures throughout South America. In 2014 he served […]

UCF Biology Professor to Handle Electric Eels on National TV

University of Central Florida zoologist William Crampton loves electric fish and that’s made him one of the world’s experts when it comes to these creatures. At 8 p.m. Friday the world will get to know Crampton as he guides National Geographic Channel’s “Monster Fish” show host Zeb Hogan on a trip to the Amazon River […]

Achievements Recognized at Founders' Day Honors Convocation

Faculty members, staff and students who have made significant achievements and academic contributions at the University of Central Florida were recognized at the annual Founders’ Day Honors Convocation on Wednesday. From a biology professor who has been featured in two National Geographic Channel documentary films (William Crampton), to a Professor Emeritus who wrote the initial […]

UCF Honors 8 with Inaugural Reach for the Stars Award

UCF’s newest Founders’ Day recognition honors early-career professors who have achieved noteworthy research or creative activities of national impact. The Reach for the Stars Award winners are selected by President John C. Hitt. They must be assistant or associate professors who have completed four years at UCF. Those selected receive a $10,000 annual research grant […]


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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.