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Research in 60 Seconds: Making Molecules Sing to Better Understand Them

May 16, 2023
Whether it’s solving the world’s biggest problems or investigating the potential of novel discoveries, researchers at UCF are on the edge scientific breakthroughs that aim to make an impact. Through the Research in 60 Seconds series, student and faculty researchers condense their complex studies into bite-sized summaries so you can know how and why Knights…

UCF Ranks as a Top 25 U.S. Public University for Patents Granted

April 28, 2023
The University of Central Florida has moved into the ranks of the top 25 public universities in the nation for patents granted, according to the latest report from the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). UCF secured 63 patents in 2022, ranking it No. 52 in the world and No. 23 among public universities in the…

CREOL Students “Shine” at Senior Design Showcase

April 28, 2023
The first place winning group of the April 18 CREOL Spring 2023 Senior Design Project Showcase Competition stand together with their certificates in recognition of their efforts. Senior computer engineering major Franklin Ivey (far left), senior photonics science engineering major Ethan Teodosio (middle left), and group mates were behind their Distance-Monitored Inkless Laser Engraver project…

CREOL Ph.D. Student Featured in LIA Today Spotlight

April 21, 2023
Yannanqi (Nancy) Li was featured in the January/February issue of LIA Today published by the Laser Institute of America. The article below was reprinted with permission. The original article can be found on page 15 at this link. When were you first introduced to photonics/electro-optics?At the end of my third year of undergraduate, I joined Prof.…

CREOL Student Inducted into UCF Order of Pegasus

April 7, 2023
Order of Pegasus is the most prestigious and significant award a student can attain at the University of Central Florida. Students selected for this honor represent the most dedicated, passionate, and highest-achieving Knights.

CREOL Announces 2023 Distinguished Alumni of the Year Winner

March 23, 2023
Franklyn J. Quinlan ’05MS ’08PhD was honored as Distinguished Alumnus of the Year during CREOL’s annual Industrial Affiliates Symposium. He is the leader of the Precision Photonic Synthesis Group in the Time & Frequency Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

UCF Researcher Creates World’s First Energy-saving Paint – Inspired by Butterflies

March 8, 2023
University of Central Florida researcher Debashis Chanda, a professor in UCF’s NanoScience Technology Center, has drawn inspiration from butterflies to create the first environmentally friendly, large-scale and multicolor alternative to pigment-based colorants, which can contribute to energy-saving efforts and help reduce global warming. The development was published today in Science Advances as a featured article.…

Chinmay Shirpurkar named CREOL’s Student of the Year

February 21, 2023
Chinmay Shirpurkar, CREOL’s Student of the Year, shared his journey on what led to the award-winning moment. “It’s really cool to get in on this now before photonics becomes the next big thing,” Shirpurkar said. The optics and photonics doctoral candidate won CREOL’s 2022-2023 Student of the Year title on Feb. 8 after the college’s panel narrowed down three finalists to one.