Wu Chosen as Academician by Academia Sinica of Taiwan

July 20, 2022 by
The clear and sharp resolution of LCD screens is ubiquitous today, but their debut came in part through the hard work of Trustee Chair Professor Shin-Tson Wu, Ph.D. Those contributions to the field of display science and technology were recognized recently by the Academia Sinica (National Academy of Taiwan), which elected Wu as an Academician […]

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 […]

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-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 […]

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 […]

Wu Recognized With Edwin H. Land Medal By Optica

March 2, 2022 by
Pegasus Professor Shin-Tson Wu, Ph.D., was recognized recently by Optica for his contributions to the development of novel displays and diffractive optics for commercial products and widespread applications, especially for augmented reality, virtual reality and imaging devices. The Edwin H. Land Medal is a tribute to the work of the eponymous scientist’s “scientific intensity and […]

LiKamWa Named CREOL Associate Dean

January 28, 2022 by
Professor Patrick LiKamWa, Ph.D, has been named the newest associate dean of CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics. LiKamWa moved from England to Florida in the Fall of 1989 to pursue his teaching career at UCF. Prior to his arrival, he was working at the University of Sheffield after receiving his Ph.D. in Electrical […]

LCD Work Earns Pegasus Professor SPIE Award

January 12, 2022 by
Pegasus Professor Shin-Tson Wu, Ph.D., was selected this week as the winner of The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)’s 2022 Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award in Photonics. The award, named for the Nobel laureate who proposed the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus, recognizes “outstanding contributions to the field of photonics and the development […]

UCF’s Brightest Shine During Luminary Awards

October 7, 2021 by
By ZENAIDA GONZALEZ KOTALA & ALLISON HURTADO Pegasus Professors Peter Delfyett, Ph.D.., and Kathleen Richardson, Ph.D., were among the 15 faculty recognized Wednesday night at the annual Luminary Awards Night. UCF leadership lauded faculty members for being leaders in their fields and conducting work that has had a significant impact on the world. COVID-19 disrupted […]

Delfyett to be Inducted into the National Academy of Engineering

September 30, 2021 by
When Peter Delfyett first fell in love with science during elementary school, he imagined he would grow up to be a paleontologist. Instead, the Pegasus Professor of optics and photonics has spent his career developing futuristic technology. From lasers that are used to cut Gorilla Glass for Samsung phones to fiber-optic cable technology that allows […]

NSF Grant Means Big, Powerful Laser Coming to UCF

September 8, 2021 by
By ZENAIDA GONZALEZ KOTALA The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded UCF a grant to purchase and install an almost $2 million high-peak-power, high-repetition-rate ultrafast infrared laser system — a first of its kind in the world. The money is an investment in the cutting-edge research being conducted at UCF, which is advancing knowledge and […]