Darren Tillis

Basketball Coaching Chemistry Intact

Basketball Coaching Chemistry Intact

New UCF men’s basketball head coach Donnie Jones announced his staff Tuesday, naming Shawn Finney, Brett Nelson and Darren Tillis assistant coaches, and Tim Thomas the director of basketball operations. All four were on Jones’ staff at Marshall for the past three years, helping rebuild the Thundering Herd program. “I am extremely excited to have […]

UCF Physicist Selected for $750,000 Early Career Energy Grant

UCF physics Assistant Professor Michael Chini is one of 84 scientists across the nation selected today for a Department of Energy grant through the Office of Science Early Career Research Program. Chini, who has been an assistant professor at UCF since 2015 and earned his doctorate here in 2012, will receive $150,000 each year for […]

Making Public Transit Easy for Everyone

Early on a Tuesday, Nathan Selikoff ’04 is doing what anyone muscling through Orlando’s morning commute would rather be doing: relaxing outside a coffee shop, watching other cars crawl past. Selikoff is on the phone with his business partner, David Thomas Moran ’14MFA, who, when asked where his office is, says candidly, “Everywhere. It’s important […]

2 UCF Students Receive Frost Scholarships to Study at University of Oxford

Two UCF students pursuing master’s degrees recently received Frost Scholarships to study at the University of Oxford in England during the upcoming academic year. The scholarships for Joey Velez-Ginorio ’18 and Michael Dieffenbach ’18 cover all university fees and a grant for living costs of about $19,000. Velez-Ginorio, a 2017 Goldwater Scholar, caught the attention […]


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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.