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August 2017

New Chair of UCF Materials Science and Engineering

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Sudipta Seal has been named chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the University of Central Florida.

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July 2017

UCF, Nemours Collaborate to Defeat Difficult-to-Treat Childhood Cancer

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Attaching curcumin, a component of the common spice turmeric, to nanoparticles can be used to target and destroy treatment-resistant neuroblastoma tumor cells, according to a new study published in Nanoscale. The study, conducted in partnership by researchers at Nemours Children’s Hospital and the University of Central Florida, demonstrates a potentially novel treatment for neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in infants.

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July 2017

Dr. Seal to Become a Trustee Chair

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Congratulations to the three new Trustee Chairs who were honored at the UCF Board of Trustees meeting on July 20, 2017 - Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Sudipta Seal, and Stella Sung.

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June 2017

ASM Central Florida Chapter - Introducing New Executive Board Officers

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New American Society for Metals (ASM) International board members were elected at the Executive Board meeting on June 8, 2017. The new officers are:






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May 2017

UCF Research Could Bring ‘Drastically’ Higher Resolution To Your Phone and TV

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Research from Dr. Chanda's group has been featured in UCF Today. A breakthrough in display technology being developed by Dr. Chanda's group, including researcher Daniel Franklin, could lead to future displays with 3-4 times the resolution of traditional displays.

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May 2017

Dr. Sohn Recieves UCF RIA Award

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Congratulations to Dr. Sohn for receiving the UCF RIA award for his outstanding impact in research.

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April 2017

Swetha Barkam Recieves Graduate Student Award from Materials Research Society

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Swetha Barkam has been awarded the Graduate Student Silver Award by the Materials Research Society. Barkam is one of just 27 graduate students selected from among the top universities to recieve this award. Barkam recieved her award and was commended for her presentation at the Awards Ceremony and Innovation in Materials Characterization Award Talk on April 18th

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March 2017

News Coverage of UCF and NASA Study

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News station WFTV featured coverage of Dr. Sudipta Seal and Kevin Grossman, detailing the research efforts aimed toward using Martian soil to eventually build human habitats on Mars.

The research is the result of a NASA grant

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February 2017

UCF and NASA Study Using Martian Soil to Build Human Habitats

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It’s hard enough to transport humans to Mars. But once they get there, where will they live?

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January 2017

New, Old Science Combine to Make Faster Medical Test

A UCF researcher has combined cutting-edge nanoscience with a magnetic phenomenon discovered more than 170 years ago to create a method for speedy medical tests.

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December 2016

Four Dissertation Completion Fellowships Awarded to CECS Students in Spring 2017

Jinan Deng, Don Nadun Kuruppumullage, Alireza Hajibagheri, and Ming Miao have been selected for the Dissertation Completion Fellowship, a $10,000 award plus tuition support.

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November 2016

Dr. Soumen Das and Dr. Sudipta Seal's Research featured on Chemistry of Materials cover

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An article in collaboration with Dr. Soumen Das and Dr. Sudipta Seal has been featured on the cover of ACS Chemistry of Materials Journal. The article, titled "Structure–Activity Map of Ceria" deals with heterogeneous reactions, such as automotive catalysis and water gas shift reactions.

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November 2016

Kevin Grossman awarded at Sustainable Nanotechnology Conference

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Kevin Grossman (PhD student MSE) won the Sustainable Nanotechnology Conference best poster paper presentation. Congratulations Kevin!

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