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Five USF Faculty Members Recognized with Excellence in Innovation Awards

From chemistry to computer science and clean water, these faculty members are some of USF’s top innovators.

January 15, 2020Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation, University News

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Neuroscientists Discover Brain Pressure Controls Eye Pressure, Revealing New Avenues for Glaucoma Treatment

Researchers at the University of South Florida have discovered a novel feedback pathway from the brain to the eye that modulates eye pressure – a significant advancement in the effort to diagnose and treat glaucoma.

January 13, 2020Research and Innovation

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Federally Funded Technology Eases Fears for Riders Too Nervous to Take the Bus

A popular tool used in the public transportation industry has entered a new era of GPS capabilities by providing hyper-specific navigation to new transit riders and passengers with visual impairments or cognitive disabilities.

December 18, 2019Research and Innovation

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Amazon Alexa Transit Skill Upgraded by USF Engineer

An engineer with the USF Center for Urban Transportation Research is working with Amazon to upgrade its voice personalization feature for public transit.

December 11, 2019Research and Innovation

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Floating with Gas to Save Lives

About 10 lives are lost each day to unintentional drowning in the United States, but a newly-patented technology developed in a Chemical and Biomedical Engineering senior capstone class may lead to personal flotation products that can enhance safety in the water.

November 20, 2019Research and Innovation

Astronaut, Don Thomas speaks to students at the Muma College of Business.

NASA Lands at USF

USF students received a unique opportunity to learn about NASA, the international space station and much more. Don Thomas shared stories about becoming an astronaut and his experiences in space exploration.

November 6, 2019University News

USF professors John Kuhn and Babu Joseph

Fueling Trucks and Jets with High Octane Waste

Turning trash into fuel could potentially be a big part of achieving energy sustainability, and a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will help researchers associated with the College of Engineering further develop a process that produces diesel and jet fuel from garbage.

October 28, 2019Research and Innovation

USF PhD student Kiesha Pierre

Doctoral Student Receives Fellowship Designed to Empower Women

University of South Florida PhD student Kiesha Pierre has been awarded the prestigious American Fellowship by the American Association of University Women – an award meant to help women overcome obstacles they may face in their pursuit of education.

September 17, 2019Honors and Awards, University News

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An Unnatural Way to Make Natural Products

From medicine to fragrances, nature provides many of the key chemical compounds needed in an endless number of pharmaceuticals and consumer products. Now, a cutting-edge technique engineered by researchers at University of South Florida is changing the way scientists isolate these precious molecules.

June 11, 2019Research and Innovation

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USF Awarded $7.5 Million to Establish New National University Transportation Research Initiative

The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that the University of South Florida will receive a $7.5 million grant to establish a national university transportation center aimed at advancing research and education programs that address the nation’s critical transportation challenges.

June 5, 2019Research and Innovation

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Building Biologically-Inspired Software

USF electrical engineers look to the human immune system for clues on how to best protect digital networks.

April 2, 2019Research and Innovation

Krishna Barri inside his laboratory

Turning a Lottery Windfall into Opportunities for Others

A University of South Florida alumnus is sharing his multi-million-dollar lottery winnings with the College of Engineering to help financially support students there.

February 18, 2019University News

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