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New DOD-funded Project Will Develop Morphing Hypersonic Engine

September 7, 2023
A new Naval Research Laboratory funded project led by a UCF researcher will work to create a morphing hypersonic engine for ultra-fast travel, building on UCF’s already leading edge developing hypersonic propulsion. Hypersonic propulsion would allow for air travel at speeds of Mach 6 to 17, or more than 4,600 to 13,000 mph, and has […]

NSF Career Awardee Leads Advancements in Heart Health

September 6, 2023
UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science assistant professors, Kenle Chen, Zhaomiao (Walter) Guo and Luigi Perotti, have been named 2023 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award winners. The combined award total is an estimated $1.5 million. Recipients of this prestigious, early-faculty award exhibit the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education, and […]

UCF Researcher Leads $3.3 Million Project to Develop Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Simulators

July 25, 2023
A University of Central Florida engineering professor is leading a $3.3 million project funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to research floating offshore wind turbines. “My goal is to model floating offshore wind turbines and use the model to explore design improvements while concurrently investigating new ideas for control and sensing, a concept […]

Perotti Receives NSF CAREER Award

May 3, 2023
The heart is a complex machine and understanding its mechanics from the microstructural level could unlock the secrets behind cardiac function and dysfunction. To better understand cardiac function, Assistant Professor Luigi Perotti plans to develop a multiscale and multiphysics model that can link the macroscopic motion of the heart with its causes at the cellular […]