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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.

UCF Alumni Announces 2023 Shining Knights Award Recipients

August 16, 2023
Ten community members will be recognized as Shining Knights, UCF Alumni’s highest honor, at a special ceremony during this year’s Homecoming events on Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Pegasus Grand Ballroom of the Student Union 6-9 p.m. The UCF Alumni Shining Knights Alumni Awards program began in 2017 when the late UCF President John C.…

2 UCF Professors Honored as Fellows in the World’s Largest Scientific Society

July 20, 2023
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through its Science family of journals. Election as a fellow is a lifetime honor and considered one of the most distinguished recognitions within the scientific community. UCF professors Peter Delfyett and Ronald DeMara are…

3 Faculty Named UCF Trustee Chairs for 2023-28

July 6, 2023
A new professor has been named and two others reappointed to prestigious UCF trustee chair professorships that recognize faculty with national and international reputations for excellence and with extraordinary accomplishments in teaching, research and service. New trustee chair Ayman Abouraddy and reappointees Aristide Dogariu and Jayanta Kapat are among a handful of faculty members to…

UCF is Trustee Chair Professor, Inventor Shin-Tson Wu’s Mountaintop

June 13, 2023
Shin-Tson Wu remains quiet whenever someone pulls out a smartphone or turns on a tablet. He’s too humble to mention that he helped invent the screens they’re viewing. The technology used for the LCD screen is among an astonishing number of patents issued for Wu’s inventions — 96 at last count. In 2014, he was…

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…

CREOL Undergraduate Student Featured in LIA Today Spotlight

May 1, 2023
Kevin Nilsen, a senior graduating this month with a bachelor’s degree in photonic science and engineering, was featured in the March/April 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 13 at this link. When were you first introduced…