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Faculty Excellence is committed to supporting and strengthening faculty through recruitment, development, and retention of outstanding scholars and educators.
We promote the growth of academic leaders through professional development opportunities and institutional policies designed to strengthen our collective faculty who advance UCF’s mission of discovery, learning, and engagement.
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Professor, College of Optics & Photonics
Peter Delfyett, a UCF Pegasus Professor of optics and photonics, is the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Sciences. One scientist is selected each year by the American Physical Society.
Delfyett studies the application of semiconductor lasers to fiber optic communications — the key component of programs like FaceTime and Zoom. Congratulations, Dr. Delfyett!
Inclusive Excellence is at the core of UCF’s mission to recruit, cultivate and retain exceptional diverse faculty, students and staff. Faculty Excellence has created resources for inclusive teaching practices and diverse faculty searches to make UCF an equitable and inclusive working and learning environment.
Chemistry Student Working to Develop Sustainable Technology to Clean Water Worldwide
Doctoral Scholar Lorianne Shultz has earned a national fellowship for her work at UCF and she credits one of her professors for inspiring her.
UCF Professor Wins Another National Award for his Work in Human Factors
UCF psychology Professor Peter Hancock has been named the Aerospace Human Factors Association’s William Collins Award recipient for 2020. This is the second time Hancock…