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New Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Science and Engineering to Begin in Fall

April 9, 2020
Graduates of the new degree are sought by employers in a wide variety of high-tech industries such as space, defense, electronics, energy and medicine. BY KIMBERLY J. LEWIS | APRIL 8, 2020   Undergraduate engineering students have a new degree option at the University of Central Florida with the addition of a bachelor’s degree program in materials science…

MSE ranks in 50s – 2021 US News Ranking

March 23, 2020
UCF’s online programs are ranked, as some of the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings are based on the publication’s 2020 Best Online Programs rankings, which assess schools based on student engagement, online learning technologies and support, faculty credentials and training, and the program’s reputation among other universities.No. 12 in Best…

Undergraduate Researchers awarded OUR Student Research Group Grant

February 27, 2020
A team of undergraduate researchers mentored by Dr. Kausik Mukhopadhyay was awarded the OUR Student Research Group Grant in the amount of $1500 for their project, “Electrochemical studies of Hybrid Membranes with Antimicrobial Efficacy”. The grant was funded the UCF’s Office of Undergraduate Research to Dr. Mukhopadhyay through the MSE department. The all-undergraduate team comprised…

UCF Chapter of AVS visits ANCORP

February 24, 2020
On Jan 21, 2020, members of the UCF chapter of AVS, composed of students from MSE, Chemisty, and Physics, attended a high vacuum demonstration and tour at ANCORP in nearby Williston, FL. The tour answered key questions such as, What is High Vacuum? Why do we want to create a vacuum? How is it used? How is…

Deepak Pandey, Ph.D. Scholar, Received “Young Researcher Award” at ICNAN’2019

January 22, 2020
At 2nd International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology-2019 (ICNAN ’19), VIT Vellore, India, the attendees came from 25+ Countries and participated with more than 1000 student applicants and 400+ presenters. More than 525 research papers were submitted, and over 60 globally renowned speakers gave their talk. Out of 1000 student applicants and more than 400…

Artificial Intelligence May Help Scientists Make Spray-on Solar Cells

January 16, 2020
UCF researchers have developed an AI system that can identify formulas for creating liquid solar cells, which potentially could allow them to be painted on bridges, houses, and skyscrapers. BY ZENAIDA GONZALEZ KOTALA | DECEMBER 16, 2019 Thomas joined UCF in 2011. His previous work resulted in a variety of innovations, including material that could help keep…

Happy Holidays from UCF-MSE

December 19, 2019
On behalf of Dr. Sudipta Seal and the entire Materials Science and Engineering Department:

Congratulations Prof. Fang

October 24, 2019
9 Luminary Award Recipients Honored for Making an Impact on the World The third annual awards recognize researchers for being academic leaders making an impact on the world through their studies and scholarship.By Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala | October 24, 2019 The University of Central Florida honored nine outstanding faculty members Wednesday during the third annual…

MS&T 2019 meeting

October 4, 2019
UCF students Sharron and Tin, at MS&T 2019 meeting, Largest Materials Science Eng meeting with Dept Chair. The Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) technical meeting and exhibition is the long-standing, recognized forum for fostering technical innovation at the intersection of materials science, engineering, and application. Each year, MS&T brings together scientists, engineers, students, suppliers, and…

Congratulations to Kari, Jodi, Sandy and Angie

September 26, 2019
  UCF Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering (@UCFMSE) tweeted at 5:01 PM on Wed, Sep 25, 2019:Congratulations to Kari, Jodi, Sandy, Angie for their 30, 5, 5, 20 yrs great service, and their contribution to AMPAC and MSE department.

MSE Meet and Greet

September 14, 2019
MSE Meet and Greet: Excellent interaction between MSE faculty, staff, graduates and new undergraduates, researchers. A glimpse of the day.  

Lorraine Leon, Ph.D. has been selected as a 2019 Emerging Investigator by the Journal of Materials Chemistry B. 

September 14, 2019
Lorraine Leon, Ph.D. has been selected as a 2019 Emerging Investigator by the Journal of Materials Chemistry B. She and her student, Sachit Shah, published a paper for this special issue: The actual article landing page is here:!divAbstract Other publications this year include:   Structural transitions and encapsulation selectivity of thermoresponsive polyelectrolyte…

Florczyk Lab Publishes Research in Biomaterials

July 3, 2019
Researchers from the Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Cancer Research Lab, led by Dr. Steve Florczyk, published an article “3D porous chitosan-alginate scaffold stiffness promotes differential responses in prostate cancer cell lines” in Biomaterials, the top biomaterials journal with a 2018 impact factor of 10.273. The article demonstrated that prostate cancer cell lines responded differently…

MSE Minor Student Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

July 3, 2019
Minh-Chau Le, a senior Mechanical Engineering and MSE minor student, won an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Ms. Le conducted her undergraduate research on breast cancer culture in biomaterial scaffolds in the Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Cancer Research Lab, led by Dr. Steve Florczyk. The fellowship provides three years of tuition and stipend to support…

Materials Science and Engineering Ranked Among Top 100 in Nation

March 13, 2019
UCF’s graduate nursing programs saw the biggest improvements in the rankings this year, moving up more than 25 points from last year. Twenty-seven UCF programs were nationally ranked today in the top 100 of their fields by U.S. News & World Report, and 35 graduate programs total were included in the publication’s 2020 Best Graduate Schools edition. This…

Rossmann Named One of AIAA’s 20 Twenties for 2019

December 13, 2018
Aviation Week Network, in collaboration with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, has announced that materials science and engineering student Linda Rossmann has been named one of the 20 Twenties to watch in 2019. Rossmann and 19 other students in the nation were identified as the top aerospace-bound students from an international field of…

Tirrell Presents at Seminar Series

April 2, 2018
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering welcomed Matthew Tirrell from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory to the MSE Seminar Series. Tirrell presented a seminar titled “Polyelectrolytes in Multi-valent Ionic Media: New Physics and New Materials.” Below is the abstract: Multi-valent interactions in systems of polyelectrolytes can exhibit dramatic, non-monotonic effects, for…

Materials Science and Engineering Jumps 21 Points in New National Rankings

March 30, 2018
University of Central Florida’s Materials Science and Engineering graduate program, which advanced 21 points to rank No. 50 in the nation, is among 25 UCF programs ranked in the top 100 of their fields by the recently released U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools of 2019. UCF’s biggest point-gain improvement in the rankings was…

25 UCF Programs on List of Top 100 Graduate Schools

March 30, 2018
Twenty-five UCF programs were ranked in the top 100 of their fields by the recently released U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools of 2019, a total gain of three programs from last year. UCF has experienced an upward trend in the number of programs on the top 100 list. There were 18 programs ranked in 2017, followed…