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2023-24 Student of the year: Dmitrii Konnov

February 22, 2024
Dmitrii Konnov Dual-Comb Molecular Spectroscopy from Mid-IR to TH I present our recent results on the producing of ultra-broadband frequency combs in the mid-IR – THz range and their applications in dual-comb spectroscopy (DCS) with electro-optic sampling (EOS) that feature: sub-Doppler resolution, sensitivity down to part-per-billion level, and up to video-rate acquisition speed. Brief bio:…

Fall 2023 Dean’s List

February 1, 2024
The Dean’s List is compiled in recognition of scholastic honors to degree-seeking undergraduate students who earn a minimum 3.4 GPA, complete a minimum of 12 credit hours, earn no grade less than “C” (2.0) and no “I,” “U,” “N,” “NC,” or “WF” grades during a term. We congratulate these students who have achieved this high…

Research in 60 Seconds: Making Lasers Faster and More Efficient

January 16, 2024
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…

University of Central Florida Enters $6M Cooperative Agreement to Develop Research Commercialization Hub

January 9, 2024
The University of Central Florida has spawned some notable entrepreneurs over the years, from O’dang Hummus creator Jesse Wolfe ’15 to Luminar co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Jason Eichenholz ’95MS ’98 PhD and Kismet Technologies founder Christina Drake ‘07PhD. However, the vast majority of these savvy businesspeople are UCF graduates who have turned their ideas…

UCF Alum Among Distinguished Researchers to Be Inducted into National Academy of Inventors

December 19, 2023
Jason Eichenholz ’95MS ’98PhD, courtesy faculty member in CREOL, the UCF College of Optics and Photonics and co-founder and chief technology officer of Luminar Technologies is among 162 academic inventors who will be inducted in the 2023 National Academy of Inventors (NAI). This makes Eichenholz the 19th UCF researcher to join the organization. The honorees will…

UCF Alum Among Distinguished Researchers to Be Inducted into National Academy of Inventors

December 19, 2023
Jason Eichenholz ’95MS ’98PhD, courtesy faculty member in CREOL, the UCF College of Optics and Photonics and co-founder and chief technology officer of Luminar Technologies is among 162 academic inventors who will be inducted in the 2023 National Academy of Inventors (NAI). This makes Eichenholz the 19th UCF researcher to join the organization. The honorees will…

UCF Researcher Discovers New Technique for Photon Detection

December 11, 2023
UCF researcher Debashis Chanda, a professor at the NanoScience Technology Center, has developed a new technique to detect photons — elementary particles that span from visible light to radio frequencies and are instrumental in carrying cellular communication. The advancement could lead to more precise and efficient technologies in various fields, from improving medical imaging and…

UCF Recognizes 15 Top Faculty at 2023 Luminary Awards

October 18, 2023
Fifteen faculty members were celebrated for their leadership and the impact they are making in communities, the nation and in the world during UCF’s annual Luminary Awards held Tuesday at Leu Gardens in Orlando. The Luminary Awards — established in 2017 — are designed to recognize some of UCF’s brightest stars who shine a positive…

2 UCF Scholars to be Inducted into Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida

October 18, 2023
A UCF physics professor and a UCF optics and photonics alumnus are among 15 honorees selected for induction to the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida (ASEMFL), a group that brings together the nation’s most distinguished scholars who live and work in Florida. Talat S. Rahman, Pegasus Professor of Physics and distinguished professor…

New UCF Technology Could Reduce Lag, Improve Reliability of Online Gaming, Meetings

October 4, 2023
Whether you’re battling foes in a virtual arena or collaborating with colleagues across the globe, lag-induced disruptions can be a major hindrance to seamless communication and immersive experiences. That’s why researchers with UCF’s College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL) and the University of California, Los Angeles, have developed new technology to make data transfer over…

UCF Researcher Receives SONY Innovation Award

September 29, 2023
Debashis Chanda, a professor in UCF’s NanoScience Technology Center, recently received SONY Innovation Award for the year 2022. This is first such award to UCF. The SONY Research Award program, which the honor is part of, is designed to foster international technological innovation. The award from the multinational electronics corporation will fund the development of…

Leland Nordin Joins Growing CREOL Faculty

August 31, 2023
Dr. Nordin will conduct research within CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, and hold an assistant professorship jointly between the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and CREOL.