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UCF Alumna Receives $1M NSF Grant to Further Development of Microbe-Killing Residual Disinfectant

November 3, 2023
The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase II award for $1 million to Kismet Technologies to further its research and development of a broad-spectrum residual antimicrobial technology that eradicates COVID-19 among other bacteria and viruses. The company, led by UCF materials science and engineering alumna Christina Drake ’07PhD,…

MSE Knights Dominate Venture Plan Competition at Rollins College

April 10, 2023
The event may have been hosted by Rollins College, but it was dominated by UCF Knights with materials science and engineering backgrounds. Two Knight-led startups took first and second place at the Crummer Graduate School of Business’ 2023 Venture Plan Competition, one of Central Florida’s largest pitch competitions. Kismet Technologies, led by Christina Drake ‘07PhD,…