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Our efforts have the power to positively change the world.

We’re leading the research work that will decarbonize power generation, aviation, and transportation. We are researching technologies to develop hypersonic vehicles, facilitate low-cost space exploration, and destroy chemical weapons.

Read more about our research and how we’re changing the world.

About Professor Vasu

Subith Vasu, a professor at UCF, is an expert in spectroscopy and optical diagnostics. This research group has authored more than 100 journal article and more than 250 conference articles using diagnostic sensors for a variety of applications including power generation, propulsion, transportation, explosions, and spacecraft air quality monitoring.

Every day I am reminded that our work is answering the very real need to keep our soldiers, our families, and our world safe from chemical weapons.

Subith Vasu
Principal Investigator


In this documentary, Dr. Subith Vasu, a combustion and fuel researcher, investigates what happens to toxic chemicals during explosions. Many such deadly substances may be already in the wrong hands, and detonating them may be an efficient way to eliminate them.

News Around the Lab

University of Central Florida NASA MUREP Aerospace Academy Showcase
Central Florida high school students, with assistace from us, presented their capstone projects for the NASA Minority University Research and Education Project’s Aerospace.
April 11, 2024  
Grad Students Daniel and Andrew receive prestigious DOD fellowships The fellowship is granted to STEM majors and graduate students who intend to pursue a doctoral degree and can complete a research project relevant to the DoD’s interests. Oct 31, 2023  
Vasu Lab group engaged in a spirited kickball game between its OTC and MSB facilities
After a great game, showcasing both teamwork and camardaerie among our members, OTC emegered victorious. Grad Student Nishan Khanal, although on Team MSB, was the game’s MVP.
Oct 26, 2023  

Interested in Joining Our Team?


Interested high-school students, educators, and near-peer mentors should check out our NEXTGEN-EDC program.

We are always looking for outstanding and motivated students to join our group. Please contact Prof. Vasu with your request and resume or CV.