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UCF Researchers Are Working on Tech So Machines Can Thermally ‘Breathe’

October 15, 2020
In the era of electric cars, machine learning and ultra-efficient vehicles for space travel, computers and hardware are operating faster and more efficiently. But this increase in power comes with a trade-off: They get superhot. To counter this, University of Central Florida researchers are developing a way for large machines to “breathe” in and out […]

Research Week Wrap-Up: Students, Faculty Win Awards

April 15, 2019
During the first week of April, the research efforts of graduate and undergraduate students take center stage at UCF’s Student Research Week. This year, 10 mechanical and aerospace engineering students won awards for their research — and two faculty won awards for their teaching and dedication to student research. Read on for the complete list […]

Student Research Published, Filmed for Scientific Journal

January 15, 2019
A group of UCF mechanical engineering students just had their research published in a scientific journal. But you don’t have to read about their experiment – you can see it in action. The research, titled “Scalable Stamp Printing and Fabrication of Hemiwicking Surfaces,” was published this past month by the Journal of Visualized Research, known […]

Heat at Its Core — UCF Engineer Earns NSF CAREER Award

July 18, 2017
The National Science Foundation has selected a University of Central Florida scientist for a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for his work that is projected to revolutionize the way electronic devices use and dissipate heat. Shawn Putnam, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, will receive $510,000 from the agency to study the […]

New, Old Science Combine to Make Faster Medical Test

January 23, 2017
A UCF researcher has combined cutting-edge nanoscience with a magnetic phenomenon discovered more than 170 years ago to create a method for a speedy medical test. The discovery, if commercialized, could lead to faster test results for HIV, Lyme disease, syphilis, rotavirus and other infectious conditions. “I see no reason why a variation of this […]