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Aerodynamics of Perching Birds Could Inform Aircraft Design

May 17, 2022
If you have ever watched a bird land on a tree branch, you may have noticed that it rapidly pitches its wings upward at a high angle to execute a smooth landing. However, for some birds, they land by folding their wings as they perch instead, creating a sweeping motion as they decelerate. To uncover […]

UCF is 1 of 7 Universities Selected for Space Force Funding

March 31, 2022
When a natural or humanitarian disaster occurs halfway around the world, the U.S. Space Force (USSF) aims to send a rocket filled with food, water and other essential supplies to the site in one hour. With the help of UCF researchers, they may be able to achieve this goal within the next decade. UCF is […]

Ahmed Part of New Multi-Million-Dollar Awards from U.S. Department of Defense

March 30, 2022
Three University of Central Florida researchers are part of recently announced multi-million-dollar research projects aimed at facilitating the growth of newly emerging technologies for the U.S. Department of Defense. The awards, which are part of the DOD’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, will support projects that range from advancing hypersonic propulsion to improving semiconductor performance and will […]

MAE Researchers Awarded University SEED Funding

March 24, 2022
UCF awarded a total of $1 million in SEED Funding awards to 32 research teams, three of which include MAE faculty. This is the third year the program has been available to faculty. The program, a result of a collaboration between the Office of Research and the Office of the Provost, is aimed at facilitating […]

His Research is Personal — and it Could Change Millions of Lives

March 8, 2022
For all his knowledge about complex topics like robotics and cell biology, Chris Clifford ’21 does not know how to simply decompress. Clifford finished his electrical engineering degree in December, and he’s scheduled to leave for Cambridge, England, in October to continue his ongoing research in stem-cell therapy as UCF’s first-ever Gates Cambridge Scholar. It is among the […]