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MSE Professors wins Presidents Jump Start fund

October 22, 2021
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…

Congratulations!! Assistant Prof. Tania Roy for winning the 2021 Luminary Award

October 8, 2021
UCF’s Brightest Shine During Luminary Awards 15 faculty members were honored for being academic leaders, bettering lives, and shining a light in the world. The UCF community celebrated the accomplishments of 15 exceptional faculty members at its annual Luminary Awards Wednesday. UCF leadership lauded faculty members for being leaders in their fields and conducting work…

Dr. Jayan Thomas is selected to the University of Central Florida Scroll & Quill Society

October 1, 2021
 CONGRATULATIONS! This honor is bestowed in recognition of the sustained and outstanding achievements in research and/or creative activities at UCF. Through these achievements, Dr. Thomas has played an important role in bringing national/international recognition to UCF. During Spring 2016, Faculty Excellence relaunched a streamlined and contemporary UCF Scroll & Quill Society. This society is based…

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

September 2, 2021
Materials research is of national interest because it promises to address many challenges from quantum communications to energy generation. The grant is expected to accelerate research and will also establish an exchange program that will benefit four UCF doctoral students and 10-12 undergraduates. The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Central Florida…

MSE professor Kaitlyn Crawford receives UCF-imec Seed Funding to Investigate Nano and Digital Technologies. Congrats!

August 9, 2021
Five UCF researchers have been awarded more than $450,000 in SEED funding thanks to a new collaboration between the UCF Office of Research and the international nano and digital technology research and development company imec. Researchers from the College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Optics and Photonics, College of Sciences, and College of Medicine are expected to commence…

Congratulations, 2021 SURF and OUR Student Research Award Recipients!

July 8, 2021
Ms. Rhondra Giscombe Mr. Earnest Swan MSE Junior Ms. Rhondra Giscombe received the Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellowship (SURF) in the amount of $1500 to develop and investigate “Solids and Liquid Repellency in Omniphobic  Coatings” with Dr. Mukhopadhyay. SURF Fellows participate in independent research and creative projects in collaboration with UCF Faculty during the…

MSE professor Lorraine Leon wins NSF CAREER award for promising young researchers: Congratulations!

May 21, 2021
Assistant Professor Lorraine Leon has been named a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award. The award will fund Leon’s research that develops biomaterials-based reactors that could make industrial products such as fuels, pharmaceuticals, and fine chemicals in more efficient, selective, and ecofriendly ways. The biomimetic design is based on liquid droplets that form…