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First Materials Science and Engineering Team to Present at Senior Design Showcase

April 20, 2022
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering marks a milestone this semester with its first entry in the Senior Design Showcase. A team of four students, guided by Assistant Professor Tengfei Jiang, will make department history when they present their project, titled “Alloy Design for Solder Joints in Advanced Semiconductor Devices.” “Being the first in…

UCF’s Bone Doctor Aims to Protect Our Bones Here on Earth and in Space

March 17, 2022
Our human bones are under constant attack. From the moment we are born, they are fending off against aging and degenerative diseases. Some begin to crumble under the weight of cancer and there is evidence that time in gravity free space also weakens our bones. At UCF, Melanie Coathup is working to find ways to…

UCF Engineering Chair Named Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

July 17, 2019
Sudipta Seal, an engineering professor and chair of UCF’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, one of the oldest chemical societies in the world. “Getting recognized by the Royal Society of Chemistry is not only a humbling experience but will also create a lot…

Seal Visits Institute of Metal Research

June 13, 2019
Professor Sudipta Seal visited the Institute of Metal Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences this past week. During the visit, Seal delivered a lecture titled “Nanoceria with engineered defects: Antioxidative Mimetic Enzymes.” In his lecture, he discussed the role of CNP to accelerate the wound healing process through reducing the oxidative/nitrosative damage and inducing a…

Seal to Receive Two International Awards

April 15, 2019
Sudipta Seal, an engineering professor and chair of UCF’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, will receive two international awards in the coming months for his contributions to materials science research. He will receive the prestigious Materials Research Society Fellow award at the end of April during the society’s spring meeting. Seal will be the first…

UCF Researchers Developing Sensor to Detect Brain Disorders in Seconds

March 18, 2019
Using nanotechnology, UCF researchers have developed the first rapid detector for dopamine, a chemical that is believed to play a role in various diseases such as Parkinson’s, depression and some cancers. Studies show too much dopamine could be associated with some cancers, while low dopamine could be associated with Parkinson’s disease and depression.  The new…

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…

Fetal Healing and Its Implications for Diabetic Wounds

January 31, 2019
Totally sheltered, totally dependent, fetuses inhabit an environment entirely apart from that of any other stage of life. They have, as a result, unique properties. One fetal surgeon and his research team are applying those properties to diabetic wounds — but the implications of their work go far deeper than skin. It’s a fact known…

Antioxidant Protects Tissues, DNA from Radiation, New UCF Research Finds

October 23, 2018
New research shows that a powerful antioxidant may be just as useful one-day protecting beachgoers and cancer patients from radioactive rays as it could astronauts. In a recent study published in the journal Nanoscale and identified as a top article, the University of Central Florida researchers found that tissues and DNA from mice treated with an antioxidant,…

Seal and Thomas Win UCF Luminary Awards

October 11, 2018
Families, friends and colleagues celebrated 11 University of Central Florida faculty members Wednesday during the second annual Luminary Awards Night. The event, cosponsored by the Office of Research and Faculty Excellence, recognizes faculty members across all disciplines for being academic leaders in their field and conducting work that has a significant impact on the world.…

UCF Alumni Developing Self-Heating Blankets to Save Babies

October 1, 2018
Two UCF alumni are in the process of developing a self-heating blanket that will protect infants from hypothermia in low- and middle-income regions, increasing their chances of survival. Ajay Karakoti ’10 Ph.D., and Satyanarayana Kuchibhatla ’08 Ph.D., received a grant of more than $75,000 to continue their development of a non-electric blanket, which is made entirely of ecofriendly…

Seal Inducted Into Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

September 12, 2018
Sudipta Seal, chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. He holds 48 patents and his technologies are license to multiple companies. View the video below to learn more about Seal.

Students Win Poster Competition

August 23, 2018
Materials science and engineering students took home first and second place awards at the smart sensors workshop organized by the Florida chapter of the International Microelectrics Assembly and Packaging Society. Nileshi Saraf and Craig Neal, both of whom are advised by Professor Sudipta Seal, won the student poster competition this past August.

UCF Engineer to be Honored by World Academy of Ceramics

May 25, 2018
UCF engineering professor Sudipta Seal is one of only four Americans and 20 scientists worldwide named to the World Academy of Ceramics for 2018. The academy will honor the scientists June 4 at its 14th annual meeting in Perugia, Italy, for their “renowned contributions to the advancement of this field.” Seal has certainly delivered throughout his remarkable…

Seal to be Inducted into Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

April 17, 2018
UCF scientist Sudipta Seal, whose research has led to groundbreaking therapeutic applications in regenerative nanomedicine, has been chosen as a 2018 inductee into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Seal, who is a UCF Trustee Chair, Pegasus and University Distinguished Professor, is one of seven inventors who will be inducted in September at an annual ceremony…

Students win at Graduate Research Forum

April 4, 2018
Three materials science and engineering students won first and second place at the 2018 Graduate Research Forum: Aadithya Jeyaranjan, mentored by Professor Sudipta Seal, won first place in the Engineering, Computer Science, Simulation, Modeling, Optics, Math and Physical Sciences category. Nileshi Saraf, also mentored by Seal, won second place in the Physical Sciences and Health…

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…