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Ninneman Named 2020 Gas Turbine Industrial Fellow

February 14, 2020
Mechanical engineering doctoral student Erik Ninneman has been named a recipient of the 2020 Gas Turbine Industrial Fellowship, which gives college students the chance to conduct a research project under the guidance of an industry sponsor. Ninneman will spend the summer interning for Siemens Energy Inc. in Orlando, where he’ll analyze combustor designs that prevent […]

Using Rocket Science to Make Coal-Fueled Power Plants More Efficient, Safe

November 21, 2017
A team led by University of Central Florida engineers is using rocket science in the form of a rotating engine sparked by multiple detonation points to make coal-fueled power plants more efficient and safer for the environment. Kareem Ahmed and Subith Vasu, assistant professors of mechanical and aerospace engineering, are leading the investigation for the […]

UCF Engineering Researchers Land Department of Energy Grants For Alternative Biofuels Research

January 10, 2017
The adoption of highly efficient, low-emission alternative biofuels just got a boost thanks to $7 million worth of Department of Energy grants announced earlier this month. The University of Central Florida landed two grants worth more than $1.25 million, which will help the Department of Energy accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable and sustainable high-performance […]

UCF Engineering LEDs to Detect Gas Leaks on Spacecraft

October 20, 2016
A UCF research group is working to pioneer the detection of dangerous gases and leaks on spacecraft using low-cost LEDs. Led by engineering Assistant Professor Subith Vasu, his 17-member team is working closely with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation to prove the light-emitting diode technology is able to effectively […]