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Students Present at SURF Showcase

Five MSE students participated in UCF’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program this year. Under the guidance of Professor Sudipta Seal and assistant professor Kaitlyn Crawford and Kausik Mukhopadhyay, students worked on a range of projects that can help the environment, advance medical technology and further the development of alternative plastics. They, along with students from… ...
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3 UCF Colleges Receive $4.5M for Infectious Disease, Travel Health Research Initiative

University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management, College of Medicine and College of Engineering and Computer Science have received $4.5 million dollars in funding for a research initiative aimed at mitigating the damage caused to hospitality, travel, and small businesses by health crises, like the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding for the collaborative research project comes from the… ...
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Seal Ranks Among Top Materials Scientists

Congratulations to Professor and Chair Sudipta Seal! He has been ranked among the top 1,000 scientists in materials science for 2022 by Research.com. He ranks No. 305 in the U.S. and No. 787 in the world. The ranking is constructed using the H-index data gathered by Microsoft Academic and includes only prominent scientists with an… ...
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MSE Students Win Top Awards During Student Research Week

Students from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering won big at the Student Scholar Symposium, the main event of UCF’s Student Research Week. The event combines both the Graduate Research Forum and the Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence into one week-long symposium that includes workshops and a poster competition. This year, several students from… ...
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Biomaterials Student Receives Honors Undergraduate Thesis Scholarship

Undergraduate biomedical sciences student Architha Venkatesan has been selected for a spring 2022 Honors Undergraduate Thesis Scholarship. This scholarship, worth $1,000, is given to students who demonstrate excellent work in the Burnett Honors undergraduate thesis program. Venkatesan currently works in the Nano Biomaterials Manufacturing Lab under the guidance of professor and department chair Sudipta Seal.… ...
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UCF’s Bone Doctor Aims to Protect Our Bones Here on Earth and in Space

Our human bones are under constant attack. From the moment we are born, they are fending off against aging and degenerative diseases. Some begin to crumble under the weight of cancer and there is evidence that time in gravity free space also weakens our bones. At UCF, Melanie Coathup is working to find ways to… ...
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Seal’s Research Featured on Cover of Academic Journal

The latest research on wound healing from Professor Sudipta Seal was featured on the cover of WIREs Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology. Click here to view the publication.  ...
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Seal Travels to Materials Society Conference

Professor Sudipta Seal and several of his students recently traveled to California for TMS2022, the annual conference of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. The event featured more than 90 symposia on a wide range of topics, as well as technical committee meetings, networking events and more. View photos from the event below. Image #1… ...
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UCF Researchers Share Their Insights into Innovation and Inspiration

UCF Researchers Share Their Insights into Innovation and Inspiration Faculty members from across UCF share what it takes to achieve progress: collaboration, perseverance, diversity of perspective, acceptance of diversity, and, through it all, inspiration. Innovation at UCF is not an exception; It is the expectation. In 2021, U.S. News and World Report ranked the University… ...
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Semifinalist in Bio Florida Conference

BioFlorida is the voice of Florida’s life sciences industry, representing 6,700 establishments and research organizations in BioPharma, MedTech, Digital Health and Health Systems that collectively employ nearly 94,000 Floridians. Source: TEConomy/BIO. BioFlorida’s member driven initiatives provide a strong business climate for the advancement of innovative products and technology that improve lives and promote economic benefits to the… ...
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Dr. Seal wins Jump start fund to create a Spray drying facility

President Cartwright’s 2021-22 Strategic Investment Program invests in core academic activities to support the president’s vision that UCF will become the world’s leading public metropolitan research university. This initiative will award up to $50 million during the current fiscal year to advance UCF’s academic excellence, student success, and impact. The funds are a combination of $30… ...
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Channel 13 Airs MSE Research with Kismet Tech

UCF researchers, alumna team up to create long-lasting disinfectants to kill viruses ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A UCF alumna and two UCF researchers have created a disinfectant that can continuously kill viruses on a surface for up to seven days. What You Need To Know UCF team develops disinfectant that kills viruses on surfaces The… ...
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Seal Delivers Awards Lecture During Materials Society’s Annual Meeting

Engineering Professor Sudipta Seal was invited to deliver the Alpha Sigma Mu award lecture at ASM International’s annual meeting in St. Louis on Sept. 13. He is the first UCF professor to be selected for this honor. Each year, ASM International chooses one distinguished member of the materials science community to give the Alpha Sigma… ...
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Congratulations to B. Babu: FSGC Fellowships

Balaashwin Babu is among 10 UCF Graduate Students Awarded Florida Space Grant Consortium Fellowships. Students will receive awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 each to continue their education, which will help advance space-related technology and exploration. The NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium awards two different types of fellowships in areas of space science and engineering.… ...
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Congratulations to MSE Alum: Dr. Christina Drake on the Forbes List

Researcher Drake founded Kismet Technologies in 2019 with a mission of reducing pathogen spread via her patent-pending nanoRAD technology spray disinfectant, which she claims is non-toxic. The company claims its products safely kill viruses and bacteria on surfaces for a week or longer without reapplication as opposed to other disinfectants that only primarily work until… ...
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Long-lasting Disinfectant Promises To Help Fight Pandemics

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.       Researchers Drs. Christina Drake, Griff Parks, and Sudipta Seal worked to develop the technology that can continuously disinfect surfaces for up to seven days. UCF researchers have… ...
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CECS-COM collaborations and recent pilot funding

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Seed funding for Seal group for nano drug delivery in collaboration with College of Medicine

The CECS and COM have partnered to fund innovative pilot projects that bring together research faculty from the two colleges. This year we had 10 excellent and very competitive applications across a range of diverse topics in biomedical and bioengineering sciences. Please join me in congrats to the four awarded group pilot projects – $50K… ...
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Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida Elects 15 Members

ORLANDO, Fla., April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida (ASEMFL), has elected 15 new members for their outstanding contributions in science, engineering, medicine. This brings the total membership to 181.  The group originated with 140 inaugural members who hold the highest career distinction in the United States as members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering… ...
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2 UCF Professors Inducted into Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida

The academy, which selected UCF Pegasus Professors Deborah Beidel and Sudipta Seal among this year’s inductees, is a group that brings together the nation’s most distinguished scholars who live and work in Florida. BY KIMBERLY J. LEWIS | APRIL 23, 2021   UCF Pegasus Professors Sudipta Seal and Deborah Beidel will be honored at an induction ceremony… ...
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Congratulations to my former group member Dr. Drake on nanotechnology investment

Orlando, Fla. (March 1, 2021) – While many small businesses struggle to find funding, sometimes it just comes in the most peculiar ways. Just ask Christina Drake, owner and founder of Kismet Technologies, which is developing a next-generation residual surface disinfectant spray using nanotechnology. The company recently received a $250,000 investment from North Carolina businessman and pastor… ...
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UCF Alumni on A mission to Create 300 Female Community Health Ambassadors in India (while providing livelihoods to female artisans)

One of the biggest challenges posed by the Pandemic to mankind is the loss of livelihoods, further widening of the gender inequalities, and major reliance on government networks for health-related awareness. Parisodhana Technologies, a company incorporated in India by two University of Central Florida Alumni, Dr. Satyanarayana VN T Kuchibhatla and Dr. Ajay Karakoti, responded… ...
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MSE research is highlighted in UCF’s 10 ten research stories

Stories about Arecibo, COVID-19, using judo to help children with autism succeed, the importance of workplace gratitude, a rotating detonation rocket propulsion system, and detecting cancer were among the most read UCF research stories of 2020. The world was dealt some major blows in 2020, and this was reflected in what made the list of… ...
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Scientist using nanoparticles to create long-lasting disinfectant spray

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – When was the last time you read the label on a commercial cleaning product or let a surface you wiped down dry completely? To be 99.9% effective, these products must be used correctly and frequently. But what if there was a better way? COVID-19 has made us all painfully aware of… ...
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Congratulations to MSE Faculty Kris Davis and his team!

UCF Researchers Selected for 4 Solar Awards from U.S. Department of Energy — Most of Any University Issued by the Solar Energy Technologies Office, the awards total $9.64 million and will be used on projects ranging from securing our nation’s power grids to optimizing solar energy. BY LAURA J. COLE | NOVEMBER 23, 2020 ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 20,… ...
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Congratulations to MSE Faculty!

Top 2% of World Scientists Ranked by Stanford University. Yongho Sohn Linan An Sudipta Seal Link for the excel file This is the paper where they described the process ...
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Congratulations!

Congratulations to Yifei Fu for passing the Candidacy Exam, now he is a Ph.D. student in MSE ...
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Dr. Seal Research on the Cover of the Biomaterials Science

Silk fibroin nanofibrous mats for visible sensing of oxidative stress in cutaneous wounds Abstract Wound healing is of major clinical concern and is constantly being explored for early restoration and enhanced recovery. While the etiology of the wound healing is multifactorial, high inflammation and increased oxidative stress which results in chronic inflammation, endothelial dysfunction and… ...
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2020 Health Innovators

South Florida Business Journal is recognizing our team (Christina Drake, Sudipta Seal, and Dr. Griffith Parks) as 2020 health innovators! read more ...
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UCF MSE Alum Dr. A. Kumar receives “Emerging Leaders” award

During the IMAPS2020 event held last week, Dr. Kumar was chosen for the prestigeous “Emerging Leaders” award this year by the imaps society. IMAPS is the leading international microelectronics and electronic packaging society representing more than 3,000 members around the world in US, European, and Asian chapters. The Emerging Leaders Award recognizes significant contributions made… ...
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The American Ceramic Society 2020 Virtual Awards Celebration

Dr. Seal recognized as the 2020 American Ceramic Society Fellow at The American Ceramic Society 2020 Virtual Awards Celebration Dr. Kathleen Richardson received Greaves-Walker Lifetime Service Award at The American Ceramic Society 2020 Virtual Awards Celebration We congratulate all of the 2020 ACerS awardees and hope you enjoy watching the celebration! Link for the video ...
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Florida Association for Nanotechnology

Congratulations to Nano Florida Winners from our group! Materials, Devices, and Enabling Technologies Awards Honorable Mention  Udit Kumar (Graduate student) University of Central Florida Postdoc Awards Honorable Mention Aadithya Jeyaranjan University of Central Florida Undergraduate Awards Runner Up Michael Hnatiuk University of Central Florida ...
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Orlando tech company, UCF team up to create longer lasting disinfectant for COVID-19

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… ...
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UCF co-developing fast-acting disinfectant

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… ...
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UCF Researchers are Helping Develop Rapid, Longer Lasting COVID Disinfectant

The disinfectant spray will use UCF-developed cerium oxide nanoparticles that have been shown to have a wide range of therapeutic properties. Current disinfectant products for killing viruses like coronavirus take minutes to fully sanitize surfaces, which isn’t practical on high-contact areas such as door handles, elevators and bannisters. That’s why the University of Central Florida… ...
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MSE researcher wins UCF AI/ML grant for COVID 19 Research

The Office of Research, College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Sciences, and College of Business invest in research projects through the new UCF Initiative. Five research teams using Artificial Intelligence and Big Data have been awarded a total of $185,000 to conduct COVID-19-related research. Establishing the awards was the first act of UCF’s new… ...
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Research group collaboration meeting

New ways of conducting Research group collaboration meeting outside using all COVID guidelines ...
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On Campus: Summer 2020

Here are a few of the people at UCF who are holding everything together — even during a pandemic. Sudipta Seal Professor and Chair for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering “We’re working to research if a nanoparticle coating can be applied to protective equipment to safely reuse supplies.”   ...
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Engineer Named National Fellow for Work in Materials Science

Sudipta Seal is one of 23 fellows recognized for his contributions which have impacted the area of space, medicine and the environment. BY ZENAIDA GONZALEZ KOTALA | JUNE 11, 2020   Sudipta Seal is a Pegasus Professor, trustee chair and is affiliated with UCF’s Advanced Materials Processing Analysis Center and Nanoscience Technology Center, in addition to his… ...
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NSF highlights COVID 19 research

Backed by the National Science Foundation, researchers are working on developing a nanoparticle film that would “catch” and kill viruses to better protect healthcare providers. Protecting against COVID 19 As the pandemic rages on, it’s the first responders on the frontlines that are most at risk. A team of engineers at the University of Central… ...
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Dr. Sudipta Seal as essential UCF person during COVID 19

What it’s Like Being Essential Personnel at UCF During COVID-19 Meet some of the people at UCF who hold everything together — even in the worst of times. Sudipta Seal Chair and Professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering Chair for the NanoScience Technology Center and Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center We’ve seen a shortage of… ...
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UCF Launches Searchable Database for COVID-19-Related Research Opportunities

The Office of Research has launched a searchable database for UCF faculty and scientists. Agencies have put out calls for proposals, but with hundreds of agencies and multiple opportunities with their own specific requirements, it can be daunting to find a good match. The database offers UCF faculty and scientists a quick way to search using… ...
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UCF scientists seek novel material to kill COVID-19

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… ...
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UCF lands national grant for coronavirus safety gear research

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… ...
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UCF working on coronavirus-killing masks, gloves

Research happening now at the University of Central Florida could help protect doctors and nurses from Covid-19 by giving their personal protective equipment (PPE) the power to kill the virus. Fox35 video ORLANDO, Fla. – Research happening now at the University of Central Florida could help protect doctors and nurses from Covid-19 by giving their personal protective… ...
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UCF Scientists Seek Novel Material to Kill COVID-19

Backed by the National Science Foundation, researchers are working on developing a nanoparticle film that would “catch” and kill viruses to better protect healthcare providers. BY WENDY SARUBBI & ZENAIDA KOTALA | APRIL 8, 2020 Scientists from two disciplines join forces to help healthcare providers protect themselves from COVID-19. Masks that protect doctors and nurses from COVID-19… ...
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Congratulations to Medical Student: David Gittes

UCF Student Wins National Public Health Award The U.S. Department of Human and Health Services recognized second-year medical student David Gittess (FIRE student from UCF COM, working with Dr. Seal) for his work with clinics that serve Apopka farmworkers and downtown Orlando’s homeless population. BY CHRISTIN SENIOR | APRIL 1, 2020 Before arriving at UCF in 2018,… ...
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Congratulations to A. Jayaranjan

Congratulations to A. Jayaranjan successful dissertation defense,  one more great Ph.D. research from the group. ...
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New hydrogel bandages with sustained drug release show promise in diabetic wound care

“Current products on the market for diabetic foot ulcers are not meeting the clinical need,” Chemical & Biological Engineering Associate Professor Melissa Krebs said. Postdoctoral researcher Matthew Osmond works with the hydrogel bandage material in the lab as Chemical & Biological Engineering Associate Professor Melissa Krebs observes. Hydrogel bandages designed to slowly release medication that reduces… ...
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Dr. Seal receives the Albert Sauveur Achievement award from American Society of Materials (ASM Intl)

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… ...
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Oven Cleaner Offers Glaucoma Hope

Cerium oxide nanoparticles, also commonly used in window cleaner, may help in more effectively delivering an active ingredient into the eye. According to details published in the New Scientist, the substance did not irritate the eye when it was tested on both rats and rabbits. Experts said proper trials were needed before any real claims… ...
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New Treatment Shows Promise For Drug-Resistant Breast Cancer Cells

UCF cancer researcher Jihe Zhao has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to develop a therapy for cancer that has become resistant to the most commonly used drug to fight the disease. One in eight women will develop breast cancer and it is the leading killer amongst women with cancer… ...
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Seal Meets with Stoddart of Northwestern University

Professor Sudipta Seal met with 2016 Nobel Prize winner Sir J. Fraser Stoddart of Northwestern University at the Wuhan MSE Leadership meeting. Seal said that he was glad that they both had the opportunity to speak at the same forum. ...
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Seal Featured in Ceramics Bulletin

Professor Sudipta Seal was mentioned in the news segment, “Sudipta Seal, an engineering professor and chair of the University of Central Florida’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, one of the oldest chemical societies in the world. ” View the PDF. ...
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UCF Engineering Chair Named Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

Sudipta Seal, an engineering professor and chair of UCF’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, one of the oldest chemical societies in the world. “Getting recognized by the Royal Society of Chemistry is not only a humbling experience but will also create a lot of… ...
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Seal Visits Institute of Metal Research

Professor Sudipta Seal visited the Institute of Metal Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences this past week. During the visit, Seal delivered a lecture titled “Nanoceria with engineered defects: Antioxidative Mimetic Enzymes.” In his lecture, he discussed the role of CNP to accelerate the wound healing process through reducing the oxidative/nitrosative damage and inducing a… ...
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Seal to Receive Two International Awards

Sudipta Seal will receive the prestigious Materials Research Society Fellow award in April and the Lee Hsun Lecture award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Metal Research in June. Sudipta Seal, an engineering professor and chair of UCF’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, will receive two international awards in the coming months for… ...
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UCF, Nemours Collaborate to Defeat Difficult-to-Treat Childhood Cancer

Attaching curcumin, a component of the common spice turmeric, to nanoparticles can be used to target and destroy treatment-resistant neuroblastoma tumor cells, according to a new study published in Nanoscale. The study, conducted in partnership by researchers at Nemours Children’s Hospital and the University of Central Florida, demonstrates a potentially novel treatment for neuroblastoma, the… ...
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Seal to Become a Trustee Chair

Congratulations to the three new Trustee Chairs who were honored at the UCF Board of Trustees meeting on July 20, 2017 – Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Sudipta Seal, and Stella Sung. Abdel-Aty is a Pegasus Professor and chair of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, the deputy director of the Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation, and an… ...
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106 Patents: Three UCF Profs Lauded as Top Innovators

Three University of Central Florida professors are being recognized for their prolific spirit of innovation, which has benefitted economic development, quality of life and the well-being of society. The three have distinguished themselves for creating inventions in the areas of photonics and nanotechnology, which have everyday applications. For their work, the National Academy of Inventors… ...
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Barkam Recieves Graduate Student Award from Materials Research Society

Swetha Barkam has been awarded the Graduate Student Silver Award by the Materials Research Society. Barkam is one of just 27 graduate students selected from among the top universities to recieve this award. Barkam recieved her award and was commended for her presentation at the Awards Ceremony and Innovation in Materials Characterization Award Talk on… ...
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NSTC Participates in STEM Day

A group of faculty members and students from NanoScience Technology Center participated in the fifth annual STEM Day held by the Center for Initiatives in STEM on March 31. Over 1,300 K-12 students from nearly 20 Florida schools attended the event. Faculty members Kang, Santra, Yang, Seal, Jung, Zhai and their students (Adi Jayaranjan, Nileshi… ...
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News Coverage of UCF and NASA Study

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. ...
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New, Old Science Combine to Make Faster Medical Test

A UCF researcher has combined cutting-edge nanoscience with a magnetic phenomenon discovered more than 170 years ago to create a method for speedy medical tests. The discovery, if commercialized, could lead to faster test results for HIV, Lyme disease, syphilis, rotavirus and other infectious conditions. Putnam’s team coated nanoparticles with the antibody to BSA, or… ...
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Das’ and Seal’s Research Featured on Chemistry of Materials

An article in collaboration with Soumen Das and Sudipta Seal has been featured on the cover of ACS Chemistry of Materials Journal. The article, titled “Structure–Activity Map of Ceria” deals with heterogeneous reactions, such as automotive catalysis and water gas shift reactions. You can view the cover here and see the full article here. ...
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Grossman Receives Award at Sustainable Nanotechnology Conference

Kevin Grossman, a doctoral materials science and engineering student, won the Sustainable Nanotechnology Conference best poster paper presentation. ...
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Barkam Awarded First Place Sapphire Award

Swetha Barkam was selected for a Graduate Excellence in Materials Science Award for 2016. Specifically, Barkam was awarded fourth place overall, and first within the sapphire ranking division. ...
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Barkam Receives Artistic Creativity Award

Swetha Barkam, a Ph.D. student in Seal’s research group will be awarded the Artistic Creativity award for the first annual ACerS PCSA Creativity Competition at Missouri University’s Department of Science and Technology. ...
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Das Receives Young Investigator Award

Soumen Das, a member of Dr. Seal’s research group, has received a young investigator award for “International Conference on Ionizing Processes (ICIP 2016).” The conference will take place Oct. 10-14 at BNL. Das will present “Cerium Oxide as Radio-modifier.” You can view Seal’s research group members page here. ...
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Ankur Gupta Named Student Board Member

Graduate student Ankur Gupta has been selected as a student board member on the Thermal Spray Society Board of Directors. This one year position allows Gupta the opportunity to participate in several TSS teleconferences, as well as an expenses paid trip to attend the TSS Board meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. TSS President Christian… ...
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Barkam Selected as Student Member of Board of Trustees

Swetha Barkam, MSE Ph.D. student, was selected on the ASM Board of Trustees as a student member. Student members receive all expenses paid to attend 4 board meetings where they will gain leadership skills that will benefit them throughout their career, add a unique and highly respected experience to their resume/CV, represent Material Advantage and… ...
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Students Win First Place at Graduate Research Forum

Three students from the NSTC, MSE, and AMPAC won first place at the 2016 Graduate Research Forum. Danielle Estes, NSTC: First Place, Health Sciences Category Rocky Brighton, NSTC/AMPAC: First Place, Health Sciences Category Craig Neal, MSE: First Place: Engineering, Computer Science, Simulation, Modeling, Optics, Math, & Physical Sciences Categories For more information about the 2016… ...
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Barkam Awarded Travel Scholarship to Attend Summer School in France

Swetha Barkam has received a $1,000 travel scholarship from the American Ceramic Society to attend the European Ceramic Society’s Summer School in Limoges, France, June 23-25, 2016. The scholarship is an effort to help offset the costs of the program’s attendance. This year’s summer school program will focus on issues and recent advances in process,… ...
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Barkam Awarded Order of Pegasus

Swetha Barkam has been selected for induction into the Order of Pegasus Class of 2016. She will be recognized at the Order of Pegasus award ceremony on April 4, 2016. Order of Pegasus is the most prestigious and significant award a student can attain at the University of Central Florida. Order of Pegasus recognizes exemplary… ...
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Student Wins Research Poster Award

Materials engineering student Nileshi Saraf won second prize in the materials, devices and applied research category for her poster, “Role of Gold Nanoparticle Size and Shape on the Sensitivity of Aptasensor Development” at the 2016 FLAVS/FSM symposium. She was one of several members of Professor Sudipta Seal’s research group who participated in the poster presentations.… ...
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Mosquito-Borne Disease Detection Nanotech Featured on WFTV9

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… ...
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Sudipta Seal Interviewed on His Start as a Researcher and Entrepeneur

Sudipta Seal, Ph.D., was recently interviewed by the Office of Technology Transfer on his journey to embracing research and entrepreneurship through academia and industry. The interview walks through Seal’s creation of two business startups, nSolgel and NanoCE, the inventions and funding that led to those businesses, and the support needed to make startups a success.… ...
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Heller Awarded RAMP Fellowship

Steven Heller has been awarded a Research and Mentoring Program fellowship with Sudipta Seal, Ph.D. as his advisor. RAMP is designed to provide undergraduate students, who may be interested in pursuing graduate education, with research experience while working closely with a faculty mentor. In addition, the students participate in a variety of workshops designed to… ...
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MSE Students Represent UCF on ACerS President Council

MSE students represented UCF on the ACerS President council at the 2015 Materials Science and Technology Conference in Ohio. ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors is the student-led committee of ACerS responsible for representing student interests to ACerS and its subsidiary committees, divisions, sections, and classes. The PCSA is the primary face of ACerS to… ...
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Gupta Awarded Travel Grant to Present at Symposium

Ankur Gupta has been awarded the $300 Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Travel Grant to present his research at the 62nd Annual American Vacuum Society International Symposium and Exhibition in San Jose, California, Oct. 18-23. Gupta’s research, “Gradient Electrochemical Response of Template Synthesized Thickness Sorted MoS2 Nanosheets for Cellular Level Free Radical Detection,” will… ...
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Barkam wins Alumni Fellows Scholarship

Swetha Barkam is a recipient of the 2015-2016 Alumni Fellows Graduate Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. Barkam is a doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and a member of Sudipta Seal’s research group. Applicants were evaluated on GPA, well-rounded involvement at UCF, involvement in the local community, and exceptional work… ...
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Barkham Named Delegate

Swetha Barkam has been selected as a ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors delegate for 2015-2016. The American Ceramic Society is a nonprofit professional organization for the ceramics community, with a focus on scientific research, emerging technologies, and applications. The mission of PCSA is to engage students as active and long-term leaders in the ceramics… ...
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Student Researchers Honored at Meeting

Several members of Professor Sudipta Seal’s research group won awards at the 2015 AVS Florida Meeting. The Annual Joint Symposium and Exhibition of the Florida Chapter of the AVS Science and Technology Society and the Florida Society for Microscopy was held March 9-10 at UCF. The symposium consisted of a plenary lecture, technical sessions with… ...
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Nanotechnology Approach in Mosquito-Borne Disease Detection

A UCF College of Medicine researcher, Bradley Willenberg, has designed a new mosquito surveillance tool that attracts the insects, diagnoses those carrying disease, and turns them a different color as a warning system to residents in at-risk areas throughout the world. Willenberg and his team are working with Sudipta Seal, UCF’s interim chair of the… ...
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Nanotech by Seal’s Research Group Licensed to Helicon Chemical Co

A nanoparticle additive for jet and rocket fuels that was developed by Sudipta Seal and his research group has been licensed to a company established by a former university researcher. Helicon Chemical Co., LLC, obtained exclusive rights to the technology that improves the dispersion and burning rates of solid fuel propellants. “It makes them safer,… ...
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Material Advantage and Clubs Hold Membership Drive

The UCF Material Advantage and MRS organizations ran a membership drive at the Engineering Building on Aug. 26. Material Advantage and MRS are two engineering-based clubs at UCF comprised of graduate and undergraduate students from different departments. The members come together to promote the understanding and application of material science and engineering in research, design,… ...
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Barkam Wins Student Government Scholarship

Ph.D. candidate Swetha Barkam is a winner of the 2013-2014 SGA Campus Student Involvement Scholarship. The $250 award is presented to outstanding students who demonstrate exceptional involvement in the UCF community. Barkam is a member of Sudipta Seal’s research group. Her research focus includes interaction and application of nanoparticles in biology. Barkam previously won the… ...
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UCF Grads Win Research Excellence Fellowship

Graduate students Le Zhou and Shashank Saraf have been awarded UCF’s Graduate Research Excellence Fellowship. The UCF College of Graduate Studies presents the fellowship annually to outstanding graduate students who have excellent research backgrounds and proposals for the thesis or dissertation phase of their graduate degree programs. The fellowship is a supplement to the students’… ...
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UCF Students Win Poster Awards at Annual Meeting

UCF students won two poster awards at the 225th Electrochemical Society Meeting in Orlando. The competition was highly competitive, and, after several rounds of judging, only four awards were presented among 84 posters from presenters around the country and abroad. The following UCF students and faculty were honored: 1st Place, Solid State “Room temperature hydrogen… ...
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Nano Students Win Scholarships

Swetha Barkam and Rameech McCormack have been awarded scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. Both students are members of Sudipta Seal’s research group and the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Barkam, a Ph.D. candidate, will receive the Austin L. Grogan Memorial Scholarship for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering majors. The award is worth $500. Her… ...
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McCormack Takes First Place at Expo

Rameech McCormack was honored at the FGLSAMP Expo 2014 in Jacksonville. His engineering poster won first place at the conference. Rameech is an undergraduate in Sudipta Seal’s research group. His work focuses on sensors and materials characterization. In October, Rameech was the only undergraduate winner of the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization’s 2013 Student Award. He also… ...
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Barkam Wins Extreme Leadership Scholarship

Doctoral candidate Swetha Barkam is a winner of the 2014 Extreme Leadership Scholarship presented by the UCF’s Student Government Association. The $750 award is presented to students who demonstrate outstanding leadership and service in school and their community. Barkam is a member of Sudipta Seal’s research group. Her research focus includes interaction and application of… ...
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Seal inducted to Biomedical Engineering College of Fellows

Sudipta Seal has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows. The induction ceremony was held on March 24, 2014 at the National Academy of Sciences. AIMBE’s College of Fellows includes around 1,500 individuals who have made significant contributions to the medical and biological engineering community whether in academia,… ...
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Review Article Praised by Progress in Materials Science Editor

Ted Massalski, the editor for Progress in Materials Science, recently shared his praise of Professor Sudipta Seal. Massalski is also a professor emeritus of materials science, engineering and physics at Carnegie Mellon University. He wrote: “Some days ago Elsevier published the latest listing of the five top reviews in PMS most quoted in the literature,… ...
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Seal Named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Sudipta Seal has been awarded Fellow status in the National Academy of Inventors. U.S. Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations Andrew Faile inducted the 2013 class at the NAI’s 3rd annual conference, held for the first time at the headquarters of the United States Patent and Trademark Office on March 7, 2014. Seal and company were… ...
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Swetha Barkam, Silk Spinner

Helping the world one cocoon at a time, nanobiotechnology researcher Swetha Barkam extracts raw silk from cocoons to create polymer-based technology for commercial use in products such as “smart patches” which would get resorbed into the body, minimizing cost and health risk. The goal: fully green, sustainable and inexpensive healthcare solutions for underprivileged populations. Barkam… ...
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UCF Reports Record $145.6M in Research Funding

Researchers at the University of Central Florida set a new record in funded research in FY14, receiving $145.6 million, 30 percent more than the previous year. The funding totals reflect successful collaborations with industry, a record total for federal defense grants and continued growth in commercialization and innovation activity. “This is, of course, the trajectory… ...
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UCF Professor, VP Nominated for Schwartz Tech Awards

An engineering professor and an associate vice president at the University of Central Florida have been nominated for Schwartz Tech awards. Sudipta Seal, an engineering professor and nanotechnology and materials expert, is in the running for the Researcher of the Year, and Tom O’Neal, associate vice president for Research and Commercialization, is up for Tech… ...
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UCF Researcher Seal and Team Win TechConnect National Innovation Award

Two University of Central Florida scientists have earned national awards because their inventions are expected to make a difference in fueling future commercial spacecraft and in the efficiency of solar panels needed to convert sunlight into electricity. TechConnect World has selected engineering professors Sudipta Seal and Neelkanth G. Dhere for 2014 TechConnect National Innovation Awards. The… ...
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ChemPlusChem Features Seal Research Group

A paper from Sudipta Seal’s research group, along with collaborators from the University of Kent, graces the December cover of ChemPlusChem. According to Seal, the group “focuses on finding out the fundamental properties of various nanostructured materials. We do not restrict ourselves to one particular area, but instead cover a wide range of topics including… ...
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UCF NanoScience Center Develops New Program

The University of Central Florida’s NanoScience Technology Center is developing a new program to make a graphene-based spray coating that would help multiple industries easily and inexpensively fight corrosion. The center is building on the recent success of UCF spin-off Garmor Inc. in making a powder form of super-strong graphene available to industry. “We can use graphene and composite… ...
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Washington Post, Associated Press Feature UCF Inventors

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,… ...
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UCF Research Among Most Read Articles of the Year

ACS Nano‘s Most Read Articles of 2011 includes a paper by researchers from UCF’s Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center and the NanoScience Technology Center. The article, titled “Ultralight Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Aerogel,” was authored by Jianhua Zou, Jianhua Liu, Ajay Singh Karakoti, Amit Kumar, Daeha Joung, Qiang Li, Saiful I. Khondaker, Sudipta Seal, and… ...
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Letter Wins Poster Award at Annual Meeting

David Letter won the first place poster award in the undergraduate category of the biological materials technical division at the TMS Annual Meeting. He will receive a $500 prize. His poster, titled “Kinetics of Phosphate Ion Cerium Oxide Nanoparticle Interaction and Effect on Redox Activity of Bare and Functionalized Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles,” was one of… ...
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Kumar Wins Materials Research Society Poster Award

Amit Kumar won an award for best poster at the 2011 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting. His poster, titled “Effect of radiation on Ceria NP surfaces (A NSF funded project),” was presented on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. The MRS conference is very prestigious, and Amit’s poster was deemed to be one of the top two… ...
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Seal Wins AVS Award

Professor Sudipta Seal will be honored by AVS during its awards ceremony, to be hosted on Oct. 31 in Tampa. Seal will receive the 2012 AVS Fellow Award “for pioneering developments in design and synthesis of nanostructures for protective coatings, sensors, and anti-cancer treatments; and for avid support of nanotechnology education.” As an interdisciplinary, professional… ...
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Babu Receives Best Teacher Award

Suresh Babu, a former member of Professor Supidta Seal’s research group, won the Best Teacher Award at Pondicherry University for the second consecutive year. Babu was honored at the university’s Teacher’s Day Celebration on Sept. 5. The winner is determined by a survey of master’s students conducted by a private data collection firm. ...
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Reid Wins Awards at AVS Meeting

David Reid, a Ph.D. student in Dr. Sudipta Seal’s research group, has been named a finalist for the 2012 AVS National Student Award for his outstanding contribution in nanotechnology research. He will receive a cash award of $500. The final competition will occur on Oct. 31, 2013, where David will deliver a 20-minute talk. The… ...
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Sudipta Seal Wins UCF’s Highest Faculty Honor

Sudipta Seal has been selected to receive the Pegasus Professor award, the highest honor given by the University of Central Florida to faculty who have made a significant impact on the university. Seal is the director of UCF’s NanoScience Technology Center and Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center as well as Nano Initiative Coordinator. He… ...
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Student Wins Poster Award

Materials science and engineering Ph.D. student Shashank Saraf will receive a coveted poster award from Missouri University of Science & Technology. He presented his poster at the Prof. J. Narayan Acta Materialia Gold Medal Symposium earlier this year. Speaking and presenting at this event is by invitation only. This particular symposium is also attended by… ...
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Seal selected for NAE Frontiers in Engineering Symposium

Sudipta Seal is one of a small number of young and promising researchers who have been selected to participate to the 2009 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium of the National Academy of Engineering, scheduled for September 10-12, in Irvine, California. This meeting will bring together a select group of the nation’s outstanding young engineers, ages… ...
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Nanoparticles Explored for Preventing Cell Damage

Sudipta Seal is enthralled by nanoparticles, particularly those of a rare earth metal called cerium. The particles are showing potential for a wide range of applications, from medicine to energy. Seal is a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Central Florida (UCF), and several years ago he and his colleagues engineered nanoparticles of cerium… ...
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Seal Elected to ASM Class of Fellows

Sudipta Seal has been elected to the 2008 Class of Fellows selected by ASM International, one of the premier materials societies. Seal was chosen for the award, which is a “recognition of your distinguished contributions in the field of materials science and engineering, and develops a broadly based forum for technical and professional leaders to… ...
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Ph.D. Student Wins Top AVS Graduate Student Award

Ph.D. student Ajay Karakoti, a UCF Presidential Fellowship recipient, won the Dorothy Hoffman Scholarship, the highest award for a graduate student from the AVS organization. He was selected for this award based on his pioneering work on nanoparticles for biomedical applications. ...
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Diaz Wins Three Poster Awards

Rene Diaz, an undergraduate student, won honorable mention in the AVS 2008 Florida Chapter Poster contest. He also placed second in the Showcase for Undergraduate Research Excellence for the best poster in the engineering, math, physical and computer sciences category. He won first place in the 2008 ASME Southeast conference poster contest in Tallahassee. ...
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Seal’s Nanoenergetics work featured in Nature Nanotechnology

Sudipta Seal’s latest research was published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Below is the abstract for the paper: Titanium dioxide nanoparticles can be used as additives to enhance the combustion properties of solid rocket propellants.  The search for additives to improve the combustion of highly energetic materials, such as those used for propelling rockets, is… ...
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Seal’s Nanoresearch Quoted in New York Times

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… ...
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