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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 […]

UCF Lands New Project to Study Effect of Rain on Hypersonic Travel

February 8, 2022
University of Central Florida researchers are part of a new $1 million project funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to better understand and predict how and why raindrops are affected when they cross a hypersonic shock wave. Hypersonic speeds are those at Mach 5 and higher, or five times greater than the speed […]

Face Masks Cut Distance Airborne Pathogens Could Travel in Half, New Study Finds

January 12, 2022
The effectiveness of face masks has been a hotly debated topic since the emergence of COVID-19. However, a new study by researchers at the University of Central Florida offers more evidence that they work. In a study appearing today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, the researchers found that face masks reduce the distance airborne […]

UCF Researchers Identify Food Products That Could Reduce COVID Transmission

September 21, 2021
Face masks and social distancing are both well-known ways to keep airborne pathogens, like COVID-19, at bay, but University of Central Florida researchers Michael Kinzel and Kareem Ahmed are working on a possible new one — a combination of food products that alters people’s saliva. The concept is based on new work from the researchers […]

UCF Researchers Awarded SEED Funding to Investigate Nano and Digital Technologies

July 8, 2021
Five UCF researchers have been awarded more than $450,000 in SEED funding thanks to a new collaboration between the UCF Office of Research and the international nano and digital technology research and development company imec. Researchers from the College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Optics and Photonics, College of Sciences, and College of Medicine are expected to commence […]