Message From Dr. Seal Happy New Year 2017!! Welcome to some great news from Nanoscience Technology Center (NSTC). We are proud to welcome three new Assistant Professors in Fall 2016, increasing to 23 faculty at NSTC. Drs. Tania Roy, Swami Rajaraman, YeonWoong (Eric) Jung bring great expertise in the area of nanomanufacturing, 2D materials, biomedical research. Dr. Rajaraman is our ﬁrst joint hire with ICAMR (International Consortium of Advanced Manufacturing Research) focusing on large scale semiconductor manufacturing located in Osceola County. Congratulations to our faculty who continue to excel in exciting interdisciplinary Nano-materials research from preventing citrus disease, ﬂexible skin-like display development to advanced materials research including energy devices, sensors for Zika virus and other related species. We continue to publish high impact papers including Nature communication, ACS Nano, Chemistry of Materials, and cover article for journals, etc. NSTC faculty are also developing technology for commercialization by licensing and creating new startups. Our faculty continue to be great mentors to our students in research and technology commercialization. We continue to welcome undergraduates into our NSF funded REU site. Several student-led startups are creating national attention by winning competitive research grants. Recently, the Society for Emerging Nanotechnologies (SENT), a UCF student group, was featured on the cover of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Supplement to the President’s 2017 Budget. We are proud of our students winning many scholarly research awards in national and international conferences.
Congratulations to our MS and PhD graduates!! I am pleased to see great progress in our PSM and MS programs in Nanotechnology. Program enrollment continues to grow. Best wishes for their future journey in academic and industrial career. Kudos to our faculty for winning Research Incentive Awards, Reach for the Stars Awards, Teaching Incentive awards, and UCF Scroll and Quill awards. Enjoy reading our Nanomaterials news. Congratulations to our faculty, staff and students for their outstanding service to NSTC and for their contributions to the growth of the Materials Science & Engineering, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, Optics and Biology programs at UCF. Go Knights!! Sudipta Seal Pegasus Professor, University Distinguished Professor Director, AMPAC and NSTC, Interim Chair Materials Science and Engineering Interim Chair, Materials Science & Engineering Department
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