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UCF Alum Expands Business, Receives Support From Blue Origin

March 1, 2023
Abhishek Sastri ’20 built a business on cooling technology for high-performance computers. Now, the UCF mechanical engineering alumnus plans to take the business one step further by developing cooling technology for data centers around the world. The coolant is unlike anything created on Earth. It’s created in microgravity, and has already received recognition from Blue Origin. Sastri’s company, […]

Startup Led by UCF Alumni Selected for Inaugural Techstars Accelerator

April 6, 2022
Abhishek Sastri was stuck in traffic in the heart of Atlanta when he got a call from his co-founder,  Eduardo Castillo. The UCF alumnus and co-founder of startup company Fluix needed to fulfill his company’s largest order. The timing was terrible – Sastri was on his way to Knoxville, Tennessee, for the kickoff of the […]

MAE Alumnus Wins $10,000 at Technology Ventures Symposium

May 3, 2021
Research is the cornerstone of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, but not every research project gets attention. To spotlight the hidden gems developed by its alumni, students and faculty, CECS hosted the UCF Technology Ventures Symposium earlier this year. The virtual event featured industry speakers, student panels and a competitive start-up pitch competition […]

Alumni-Led Startup Selected for Blackstone LaunchPad Summer Fellowship

June 16, 2020
Blackstone LaunchPad has announced that FLUIX LLC, a startup company co-founded by mechanical and aerospace engineering alumni Abhishek Sastri ‘20 and Eduardo Castillo ‘15MS ‘18PhD, is one of 50 companies selected to participate in the Summer Startup Fellowship. The fellowship was developed by the Blackstone LaunchPad as a response to the Coronavirus pandemic, which has […]