UCF Researchers Develop Technology for AI that Mimics the Human Eye

June 20, 2022 by
University of Central Florida researchers have developed a device for artificial intelligence that mimics the retina of the eye. The development could lead to advanced AI that can instantly recognize what it sees, like automatic descriptions of pictures taken by a camera or phone. The technology also has applications in self-driving vehicles and robotics. The […]

Barron Mills Joins CREOL as Director of Industrial Affiliates

June 14, 2022 by
Switching gears in his career was a welcome change for Barron Mills, one of the newest staff members at CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics. Stepping into a new role as the director of industrial affiliates is an opportunity for Mills to apply over 20 years of military experience in a new way. “I […]

Researchers Design New Emulator that Reveals the Intricacies of Light Behavior in Complex Evolving Systems

June 10, 2022 by
University of Central Florida researchers are part of a team who have revealed, for the first time, the intricacies of how light behaves in advanced dynamical optical systems with configurations known as non-Hermitian arrangements. In non-Hermitian systems, allowed energy values create self-intersecting surfaces with a unique topology and branch points, which are known as exceptional […]

UCF Awards 137 Faculty With Promotion and Tenure

June 2, 2022 by
By Allison Hurtado ’12 and Joe Adams Eighty-nine UCF faculty received promotions and another 48 earned tenure for the 2021-22 cycle following a rigorous evaluation process. Consideration for promotion and tenure takes nearly an entire academic year as faculty are evaluated on three main areas: research, teaching and service. UCF’s many types of faculty include librarians, […]

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

May 20, 2022 by
Five University of Central Florida scholars 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. With the induction of Grace Bochenek ’98 PhD, UCF President Alexander N. Cartwright, Demetrios Christodoulides, […]

UCF Researchers Create Photonic Materials for Powerful, Efficient Light-based Computing

May 18, 2022 by
University of Central Florida researchers are developing new photonic materials that could one day help enable low power, ultra-fast, light-based computing. The unique materials, known as topological insulators, are like wires that have been turned inside out, where the current runs along the outside and the interior is insulated. Topological insulators are important because they […]

CREOL Faculty Named New UCF Trustee Chair Professors

April 27, 2022 by
Two faculty members from CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics, were named this week as UCF Trustee Chair Professors. The five-year appointment recognizes the “national and international reputation” of Professor Shin-Tson Wu, Ph.D., and Pegasus Professor Kathleen Richardson, Ph.D. “This university acknowledges what we already know in CREOL about the exemplary character and research […]

Alfred University Magazine Features Alumna Kathleen Richardson

April 21, 2022 by
The alma mater of Pegasus Professor Kathleen Richardson, Ph.D., recently dedicated a story to her success in the April issue of the university magazine. Richardson acquired all three of her degrees from Alfred University, where she exceled in ceramics engineering studies. Following her bachelor’s degree, Richardson pursued a master’s part-time, while working at the University […]

UCF-developed Real-time Blood Monitor Saves Doctors Critical Time During Surgery

April 11, 2022 by
An innovative device developed by University of Central Florida and Orlando Health researchers can save doctors critical time during life-or-death operations, like heart surgery. Their real-time blood monitor provides instant blood analysis to let surgeons know if a deadly problem in many surgeries — blood coagulation — is happening. Current tests can take up to […]

UCF Helps World Recognize Glass is Vital to Art and Technology

April 6, 2022 by
The United Nation’s Year of Glass kicks off its United States celebrations today (April 5) with a host of activities at our nation’s capital. The American Ceramic Society organized the Year of Glass Conference, which runs April 5-7. UCF College of Optics and Photonics Professor Kathleen Richardson, who helped lobby and plan events for the […]

Ph.D. Candidate Details Academic Path in LIA Spotlight

March 18, 2022 by
Ruitao Wu was selected recently for the student spotlight in LIA Today. The feature in the November/December 2021 issue includes an interview with Ramirez. Click here to view the original article. (Reprinted with permission.) When you were you first introduced to photonics/electro-optics? “I was first introduced to the field of photonics by Prof. Guiyao Zhou […]

Two CREOL Ambassadors Spread UCF Name at International Glass Conference

March 9, 2022 by
A high-profile global conference celebrating the United Nation’s Year of Glass included two professors from CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics, as top speakers. The Year of Glass designation recognizes the pivotal role glass has played across centuries and cultures, from ancient Egyptian art to the silica glass in the fiber optical cables that […]