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UCF Engineer to be Honored by World Academy of Ceramics

UCF Engineer to be Honored by World Academy of Ceramics

University of Central Florida engineering Professor Sudipta Seal is one of only four Americans and 20 scientists worldwide named to the World Academy of Ceramics for 2018. The academy will honor the scientists June 4 at its 14th annual meeting in Perugia, Italy, for their “renowned contributions to the advancement of this field.” Seal has […]

Flea on Pluto? Arecibo Observatory Helps Provide Unprecedented View of Pulsar

Imagine being able to see a flea on the surface of Pluto. That’s a good way to describe what the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico helped a group of Canadian researchers do. The team, led by Robert Main of the University of Toronto, was able to observe unprecedented details of a pulsar 6,500 light years […]

A Green Approach to Making Ammonia Could Help Feed the World

A UCF research team with collaborators at Virginia Tech have developed a new “green” approach to making ammonia that may help make feeding the rising world population more sustainable. “This new approach can facilitate ammonia production using renewable energy, such as electricity generated from solar or wind,” said physics Assistant Professor Xiaofeng Feng. “Basically, this […]

UCF Partners on First U.S. Clinical Trial for 3D-printed Prosthetics for Children

The first U.S. clinical trial of bionic arms for children produced on 3D printers launches today thanks to researchers at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland and the team at Limbitless Solutions, a nonprofit based at UCF that creates bionic arms for children. “We hope our work will ultimately allow us to provide prosthetic arms […]

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Nanotech Advances Future Mobile Devices and Wearable Technology

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. Learn more about batteries vs. supercapicitors and additional nanotech research being conducted at UCF.