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10 UCF Students Recognized by NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program

April 15, 2022
Six UCF changemakers have been named U.S. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows, a recognition shared by the likes of Google co-founder Sergey Brin and Nobel prize winner Steven Chu. Another four UCF students have been recognized with honorable mentions. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowships program is dedicated to supporting students in STEM disciplines who…

Three Researchers Selected for NSF CAREER Award

April 11, 2022
Three researchers from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have been selected for the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. This breaks a record for the total amount of CAREER grants received by MSE researchers during one award cycle. The recipients of this year’s awards are assistant professors YeonWoong Jung, Tengfei Jiang and Mehdi Razavi.…

MSE Senior Receives Excellence in Action Award

March 20, 2022
Materials science and engineering student Andrea Molina Morena received the Excellence in Action Award from the UCF’s Office of Multicultural Academic Support Services for her academic achievement at the University of Central Florida. The Excellence in Action Ceremony recognizes the academic achievement of multicultural and first-generation undergraduate students with a 3.5 GPA or higher at…

Mehta Receives Editor’s Choice Award

March 7, 2022
The Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion has given the 2021 Editor’s Choice Award to MSE alumnus Abhishek Mehta and Professor Yongho Sohn for their paper, “Measurement of Interdiffusion and Tracer Diffusion Coefficients in FCC Co-Cr-Fe-Ni Multi-Principal Element Alloy.” The paper was published in February 2021 and co-authors include Irina Belova and Graeme Murch of…

Congratulations!! Dr. Yang: CECS Researcher at the Associate Level

February 1, 2022
Dr. Yang received CECS Researcher of the year at the Associate Level award. The University Research Council and the Office of the Vice President for Research are proud to offer the Excellence in Research Awards. Each college may select one research award recipient. One Excellence in Research award is available to the combined research faculty…

Congratulations!! Assistant Professor Tengfei Jiang for the NSF CAREER Award 2022

January 12, 2022
CAREER: Reliability of Three-dimensional Interconnects for Heterogeneous Integration: An Integrated Experimental and Modeling Study Assistant Professor Tengfei Jiang has been named a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award. The award will fund Dr. Jiang’s research that tackles the reliability challenges of three-dimensional (3D) interconnects, which will allow new types of electronic devices and…

Congratulations!! Prof. Eric Jung for the NSF CAREER Award 2022

January 4, 2022
CAREER: Scalable Lamination Printing of Near Atomically Thin Electronic Materials with Mechanical Stretchability. Dr. Jung’s research program will focus on manufacturing large-area near atom-thickness electronic materials with high mechanical deformability and unveiling their technological potential. Specifically, it will investigate a novel lamination printing method to heterogeneously integrate two-dimensionally layered semiconductors onto substrates of unrestricted shapes…

Kasey Rigby receives Outstanding Undergraduate Award from the ACS Orlando Section

December 8, 2021
Kasey Rigby (Senior, BMS) received the 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate at a Primarily Research Institution Award from the American Chemical Society Orlando Section. She received a plaque and monetary award and was honored at the Orlando Section’s annual banquet on Dec. 4th.  She was nominated by Dr. Mukhopadhyay for this award. The Orlando Section awards program enhances…

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…