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AI Drug Discoveries to Cut Costs and Save Lives: Medicine’s Next Big Thing?

July 14, 2023
ORLANDO, FL – It takes millions, if not billions, of dollars to take a drug from the lab to the pharmacy. Last year out of thousands of drugs in clinical trials, the FDA approved 37, the fewest to pass regulatory scrutiny since 2016. But now, artificial intelligence, or AI, may help to weed out the good…

Saltwater Is a Lithium-Ion Battery’s Worst Enemy. This Aqueous Prototype Embraces It.

January 18, 2023
Hurricane Ian caused billions of dollars in damage when it hit Florida in the fall of 2022. Along with $112 billion in damages, 152 fatalities, and countless uprooted lives, the fallout included at least 12 electric vehicle fires caused from lithium-ion batteries coming into contact with saltwater flooding in from the ocean. Unlike standard fires, however, these…

UCF Researchers Share Their Insights into Innovation and Inspiration

February 16, 2022
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 of Central Florida as the 15th most innovative university in the…

Channel 13 Airs MSE Research with Kismet Tech

September 30, 2021
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…

Seal Delivers Awards Lecture During Materials Society’s Annual Meeting

September 29, 2021
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…

MSE among the 30 UCF Graduate Programs Rank Among the Best in the Nation

March 31, 2021
U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Graduate Schools rankings once again reflect UCF’s excellence in emergency and crisis management, engineering, public administration, and other disciplines. Thirty UCF graduate programs and areas have been recognized among the nation’s best, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Graduate Schools Rankings. UCF’s Master of Emergency and Crisis…

Dr. Rajaraman’s paper made the cover page of Biosensors

December 11, 2020
Dr. Rajaraman’s paper C. Hart, C. Didier, F. Sommerhage and S. Rajaraman*, “Biocompatibility of Blank, Post-Processed and Coated 3D Printed Resin Structures with Electrogenic Cells”, Biosensors, 10, 152, 2020. {COVER ISSUE}  [IF: 3.240]: made the cover page of Biosensors: