This is the 11th year that UCF has ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for patents.
The inventions include a nanocomposition to keep ingredients in pharmaceuticals and agrichemicals active longer and a targeted nano-delivery system for combatting plant disease and providing plant nutrients.
UCF is No. 1 in Florida for computer and information sciences expenditures and No. 2 for engineering funding, according to a new NSF report.
The discovery could improve communications, medical imaging, security measures and more.
The award from the multinational electronics corporation will fund the development of infrared night vision and thermal sensing camera technology for cellphones and consumer electronics.
In this role, Khondaker will focus on driving further growth of research development and partnership, which are critical elements of the UCF research enterprise.
The new UCF innovations enable methane to be used in green energy production and to create high-performance materials for smart devices, biotechnology, solar cells and more.
Ethanol fuel cells, in which alcohol can be poured directly in as fuel, offer cleaner emissions than fossil fuels and no charging times compared to electric vehicle batteries.
The rankings place UCF ahead of leading public and private institutions such as Yale University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Florida State University.
Instead of pigment-based colored paint, which requires artificially synthesized molecules, a UCF researcher has developed an alternative way to produce colored paint that is more natural, environmentally friendly and light weight.
UCF in the News
Tampa Bay Times