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Orlando tech company, UCF team up to create longer lasting disinfectant for COVID-19

September 12, 2020
www.wesh.com ORLANDO, Fla. — A local technology company is working with the University of Central Florida to come up with a new disinfectant against the coronavirus. “I was in a local grocery store and I saw an employee spray a disinfectant on a door handle then immediately wipe it off. My first reaction was like…

UCF co-developing fast-acting disinfectant

September 11, 2020
www.fox35orlando.com ORLANDO, Fla. – Top health officials say the biggest way to stop the spread of COVID-19 is prevention, but did you know some disinfectant products don’t work right away? “The most common ones that people get, like the Lysol or Clorox, wipes, the sanitizing wipes, usually the surface needs to stay wet for about four minutes…

UCF scientists seek novel material to kill COVID-19

April 9, 2020
Fox35 video www.eurekalert.org medicalxpress.com Orlando Business Journal           UCF News YouTube Video Researchers say nanoparticle film would ‘catch’ and kill the virus, better protect healthcare providers Masks that protect doctors and nurses from COVID-19 only block the virus before it reaches their faces, but UCF researchers are working to create a…

UCF lands national grant for coronavirus safety gear research

April 9, 2020
By Ryan Lynch  – Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal Apr 8, 2020, 5:20pm EDT Two researchers at the University of Central Florida just received a national grant related to their coronavirus research. UCF Materials Science and Engineering Department Chairman Sudipta Seal and UCF College of Medicine’s Associate Dean for Research Griffith Parks were selected by the National Science Foundation to receive $200,000 to research…

Dr. Seal receives the Albert Sauveur Achievement award from American Society of Materials (ASM Intl)

December 11, 2019
After a busy award-winning year, Dr. Sudipta Seal closed out 2019 with two more achievements for his distinguished work in his field: the Albert Sauveur Achievement Award from ASM International and Fellow Member honors from the Indian Institute of Metals. Dr. Seal is a Pegasus Professor, trustee chair and is affiliated with UCF’s Advanced Materials Processing Analysis Center and Nanoscience…

News Coverage of UCF and NASA Study

November 4, 2017
News station WFTV featured coverage of Sudipta Seal and Kevin Grossman, detailing the research efforts aimed toward using Martian soil to eventually build human habitats on Mars. The research is the result of a NASA grant. Watch the video here.

Mosquito-Borne Disease Detection Nanotech Featured on WFTV9

August 16, 2016
Sudipta Seal and his team’s nanotech, in collaboration with Bradley Willenberg from the UCF College of Medicine, was featured on WFTV9. The technology is designed to detect mosquito-borne diseases such as the Zika virus in real time. The technology starts with a trap that exudes an odorous blend that is especially attractive to specific species…

Washington Post, Associated Press Feature UCF Inventors

November 4, 2013
The Washington Post featured three UCF inventors in a new article from the Associated Press. Professors Michael Bass, Peter H. Delfyett and Sudipta Seal are being recognized by the National Academy of Inventors for their work in photonics and nanotechnology. M.J. Soileau, UCF’s Vice President of Research and Commercialization, congratulated the newly honored NAI Fellows,…

Seal’s Nanoresearch Quoted in New York Times

September 20, 2007
Photoreceptor cells in the retina are bombarded with photons — their job, after all, is to convert light to signals that the brain can understand. But this constant rain of photons causes problems, too. Photoreceptor cells are highly oxygenated, and the combination of high oxidation and all those photons produces peroxides and other reactive oxygen…