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4 11, 2022

UCF researchers receive award from Renewables Advancing Community Energy Resilience (RACER) Funding Program

2022-11-04T13:40:16-04:00November 4th, 2022|

UCF researchers from the RISES and Sustainable Coastal Systems clusters teamed up to receive 1 million dollar grant from DOE to assess how Photovoltaic systems and energy storage can help vulnerable communities across Central Florida and in the Panhandle to become more resilient to impacts from extreme weather events. The interdisciplinary team includes researchers [...]

8 08, 2022

Mentor Spotlight: Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee

2022-08-08T10:53:47-04:00August 8th, 2022|

Knights' Research Notes: UCF's Undergraduate Research Blog / Engineering, Faculty mentors, interdisciplinary research, materials science, research mentor, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee in his lab What is the benefit of research experience to students who will pursue careers in industry, rather than in academia? A lot, according to the 37 students who have been mentored [...]

2 04, 2022

Researchers Develop Method to Determine Where Storm Surges Are Increasing Most

2022-04-02T09:35:01-04:00April 2nd, 2022|

The study analyzed tide gauge observations along coastlines in Europe, and the researchers have plans to further develop the method for use in the U.S. and other parts of the world. By Robert Wells, March 31, 2022 The research provides important information cities can use to help put flood-protection resources where they are [...]

26 02, 2022

Dr. Ricardo Zaurin received the 2022 AIM High Impact Individual Award

2022-02-26T08:41:10-05:00February 26th, 2022|

Nominated by fellow faculty member Necati Catbas, Dr. Ricardo Zaurin, a Lecturer in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, received the 2022 AIM High Impact Individual Award for his dedication to reducing the cost of instructional materials for his students. This individual impact awardee was selected because of the accessibility, quantity, and [...]

13 12, 2021

National-level industrial donation from the Terracon

2021-12-13T14:03:48-05:00December 13th, 2021|

Terracon Foundation has awarded Dr. Jiannan (Nick) Chen, $8,000 to support the research and students at our department. The Terracon Foundation was established as the community investment arm of Terracon with a goal to reach out and become a real part of the lives of company employees and the communities where we live [...]

1 10, 2021

UCF Researcher is Part of New $20 Million NSF Megalopolitan Coastal Project

2021-10-01T10:30:52-04:00October 1st, 2021|

The project aims to create climate-resilient decision-making frameworks to equitably support coastal communities. The UCF research group will work on analyzing co-evolving hazards, including sea-level rise, storm surges, compound flooding, and coastal erosion, and how these will be affected by climate change in time and space. This information will be absorbed by other [...]

13 06, 2021

Our Alumni is the new Dean of Engineering at the Northern Border University in Saudi Arabia

2021-06-14T07:33:29-04:00June 13th, 2021|

Dr. Yahya Alassaf (Construction Engineering, UCF) has been appointed as the new Dean of Engineering at the Northern Border University in Saudi Arabia.  NBU was established in 2008 and has 16 Colleges.  The University is the home of over 15,000 students with over two-thirds of them female. The College of Engineering at NBU has [...]

13 01, 2021

UCF students participation in Florida’s 1st Virtual Water Conference pays dividends

2021-01-13T19:39:23-05:00January 13th, 2021|

UCF environmental engineering students recently participated in the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association’s 2020 Annual Conference that was originally scheduled to be held at Champions Gate, Florida between November 30 and December 2 but then changed to a virtual format due to COVID-19. Doctoral candidate Jessica [...]

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