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September 2021

UCF Researchers Create Water-repellent Nanomaterial Inspired by Nature

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The novel superhydrophobic coating, which can potentially be used to create more efficient fuel cells and sensitive toxic gas detectors, can keep materials dry for longer and at greater depths.

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Long-lasting Disinfectant Promises to Help Fight Pandemics

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An alum and several researchers at UCF have used nanotechnology to develop the cleaning agent, which protects against seven viruses for up to seven days.

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August 2021

UCF Awarded $800,000 Grant to Establish Center on Materials Research and Education

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Materials research is of national interest because it promises to address many challenges from quantum communications to energy generation.

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Elizabeth Barrios selected to win the Space Generation Leadership Award

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One of the main missions of Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) is to facilitate access to the world’s major space conferences for young professionals and students. The Space Generation Leadership Award enables five outstanding SGAC members to attend the 19th Space Generation Congress and the 72nd International Astronautical Congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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July 2021

UCF Researchers Develop New Nanomaterial to Derive Clean Fuel from the Sea

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The material offers the high performance and stability needed for industrial-scale electrolysis, which could produce a clean energy fuel from seawater.

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UCF’s Modern(a) Man

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In late December 2020, Darin Edwards ’97 ’10MS ’11PhD was in the middle of another marathon work day from his home office in Boston when he received a text message from his sister in Orlando.

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UCF College of Sciences Researchers Join Project to Fight Animal-borne Diseases

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The goal is to gain a deeper understanding of zoonotic threats, which may include COVID-19, in order to better respond to them.

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NSTC student’s paper won BEST POSTER at IEEE Transducers 2021

A paper presented by Ms. Julia Freitas Orrico, a M.S. Nanotechnology student who is also the first author of this paper just won the BEST POSTER award at the recently concluded virtual meeting, IEEE Transducers 2021 (https://transducers2021.org).

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June 2021

UCF 25th Among Public Universities in the Nation and 60th in the World for Producing Patents

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Steady progress comes from increase in research activity in health, engineering and more.

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April 2021

Can we Predict Plastic and Elastic Properties of Monocrystalline Materials? Now we Can.

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University of Central Florida and South Ural State University researchers led by Professors Artem Masunov and Ekaterina Bartashevich developed a novel methodology for computational predictions of the mechanical properties for single crystals.

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NSTC student won an award at the Student Scholar Symposium

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Pavlo Kravchuk won an award for his poster titled "Small organic osmolytes accelerate actin assembly." at the 2021 UCF Student Scholar Symposium in the Life Sciences category.

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February 2021

NASA Selects UCF Honeybee-inspired Spacesuit Material Design for Further Development

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The material's nanostructure design is based on how honeybees and other pollinators can manipulate pollen using microstructures and electric fields.

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UCF-Developed Seawater Battery is Safer for People and Environment

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Current lithium-ion batteries contain solvents that are flammable and toxic.

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December 2020

Research Paves the Way for Next Generation of High-Speed Wireless Communication

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While the rest of the world is preparing devices for the advent of ultrafast, 5G wireless service, one UCF physicist has already set his sights on 10G.

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