UCF Professor Invents Way to Trigger Artificial Photosynthesis to Clean Air, Produce Energy

UCF Professor Invents Way to Trigger Artificial Photosynthesis to Clean Air, Produce Energy

A chemistry professor has just found a way to trigger the process of photosynthesis in a synthetic material, turning greenhouse gases into clean air and producing energy all at the same time. The process has great potential for creating a technology that could significantly reduce greenhouse gases linked to climate change, while also creating a […]

Paying it Forward -- Women in Chemistry

UCF senior Lauren Gandy is studying to be a chemist. She hopes to someday work with the U.S. Department of Defense to protect the nation from biological and chemical attacks. It can be a lonely road when only 20 percent of all engineers are women and only 11 percent of women with engineering degrees actually […]

There's No Place Like ... a Classroom

Fascinated with infectious disease and pathogenic bacteria, Will Furiosi, ’13, ’14, had dreams of working at the Centers for Disease Control. But, during his senior year of pre-med classes at UCF, he decided that teaching science might be more fun. So, after completing his bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences (with a minor in business administration) […]

Seminole County Students Get Hands-On STEM Experience at UCF

How can we build the STEM research pipeline, and what does it take to create STEM career pathways for high school students? Thanks to the University of Central Florida’s leadership in the fields of engineering, science, and education, students throughout central Florida can gain unique experiences in a variety of science-related fields. One of the […]


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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.