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Center of Excellence in Environmental and Oceanographic Sciences

USF to launch new Center of Excellence in Environmental and Oceanographic Sciences on the St. Petersburg campus

The University of South Florida is seeking support from the Florida Legislature and the local community to advance a bold new plan for an interdisciplinary center of excellence that will harness the collective power of colleges and departments from throughout the university to address the existential challenges created by climate change, including sea level rise, high tide flooding events and other coastal hazards.

January 10, 2022Research and Innovation, University News

A prototype device of the home health monitoring system

USF team creates home health monitoring device to boost independence

Over the course of 15 weeks, USF researchers developed a wireless sensor system which continuously and passively monitors presence and weight of a person in bed, on a couch, chair or similar furniture that could have great potential impact on users’ quality of life comparable to current sensor systems on the market.

December 15, 2021Research and Innovation

Transponders highlighted on the Selmon Expressway

Swerving prevention method prompts new patent for USF engineers

In the midst of reviewing data for the federally funded Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Connected Vehicle Pilot, USF researchers have been awarded a U.S. patent for their algorithm that detects one of the greatest roadway hazards – swerving.

December 3, 2021Research and Innovation

USF students walk near the Marshall Student Center

Tech CEOs credit USF talent pipeline for decision to expand and relocate to Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is one of the nation’s fastest growing regions and much of that success is associated with the talent pipeline created by the University of South Florida.

November 15, 2021Research and Innovation, University News

USF research assistant Terry Weng observes the ultra-fast manufacturing technology

USF engineers invent ultra-fast manufacturing technology

A team of engineers at the University of South Florida has invented new technology that could forever change the manufacturing of wearable, electronic sensors.

November 1, 2021Research and Innovation

location of pilot studies

USF-led team awarded NSF grant to link the green and blue economies

USF engineers and marine scientists will work with blue-green “frontline” communities to co-develop a platform for exchanging information that improves public health, environmental quality and the economy.

October 8, 2021Research and Innovation

Graphic that shows corona discharge's impact on N95 face masks

USF invention addresses worldwide mask shortage and pollution concerns

Technology created at USF could be the key to safely reusing disposable face masks. Researchers have figured out a way to rapidly disinfect and electrostatically recharge N95 respirators, recovering their original filtration efficiency and protection capability against COVID-19 and other airborne diseases.

October 6, 2021Research and Innovation

Assistant Professor Ashwin Parthasarathy and PhD student Arindam Biswas

USF Medical Technology Startup SPKL Wins Coveted Cade Prize I USF News

New technology created by a USF College of Engineering team to precisely measure blood flow in the body’s tissues — allowing for more accurate medical assessments of strokes, brain injuries and a wide range of diseases — has won the Cade Prize for Innovation, one of the Florida’s top awards for invention.

October 4, 2021Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

Cade prize candidates Ashwin Parthasarathy and Karthik Sriram

Meet USF’s Cade Prize Candidate: Startup SPKL unites old friends in a quest to develop new medical technology

A friendship formed in middle school a half a world away is the foundation for a new USF startup working to bring better blood flow measurement technology to market.

September 22, 2021Research and Innovation

NEWgenerator on a forklift at USF

Commercialization of USF-invented sanitation system set to begin

The latest version of the USF-invented NEWgenerator is on its way to South Africa to begin the process of entering mass production. The solar-powered machine generates nutrients, energy and water by safely recovering them from human wastewater – a technology built to address global sanitation concerns.

September 15, 2021Research and Innovation

Mechanic installs a car battery

Plastics aren’t what we think. New study finds they’re a tad rubbery, paving the way for better products

A breakthrough by researchers at the University of South Florida and collaborating institutions around the world could pave the way for better products, such as improved batteries, automobile paint and cellphone screens.

August 18, 2021Research and Innovation

Two scientists in a lab

USF College of Engineering to launch undergraduate degree in environmental engineering

The Florida Board of Governors has approved the initiation of a new undergraduate program in environmental engineering for fall 2022.

June 1, 2021University News

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