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Plasmonics, Inc. to contribute $250,000 to University of Central Florida
Date: Aug 16, 2013
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Featured firm in this article: Plasmonics Inc of Orlando, FL

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 16, 2013) --- Plasmonics, Inc., a private technology company that is developing highly sophisticated next-generation infrared sensors and metamaterial surfaces for use in a wide range of electronics devices, announced it will contribute $250,000 in 2013 to support University of Central Florida research efforts.

Dr. David Shelton, president of Plasmonics Inc., said UCF has played a critical role in the company's success.

"Collaboration with UCF has been pivotal for us thus far," Dr. Shelton said. "We regularly consult faculty on a variety of projects working side by side in the on-campus lab facilities."

Besides the cash contribution, Plasmonics is supporting two university PhD candidates as they continue to research and publish findings in their respective fields.

"As Plasmonics grows, we plan to continue collaborating with the university and giving back to the institution from which our efforts developed," he said.

Plasmonics is developing tunable infrared metamaterials---engineered composites with unique refractive-index characteristics. Metamaterials with tunable resonances have wide ranging potential for optical devices, modulators, and sensors.

Plasmonics is a member of the UCF Business Incubation Program's Photonics UCF campus site.
For more information about Plasmonics Inc. visit

For more information contact:

Nathan Post, Chief Operations Officer, Plasmonics Inc. 407-574-3107

Gordon Hogan, Director, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-882-1577

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142 or

About the UCF Business Incubation Program
Since its founding in 1999, the UCF Business Incubation Program has helped more than 300 emerging companies (including more than 120 current clients and more than 90 graduates) create over $500 million in annual revenue and generate an average wage that is 45 percent above the average wage in the area. With nine facilities across the Greater Orlando community, the Business Incubation Program is collaboration in economic development among the University of Central Florida, The Florida High Tech Corridor Council, Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Orlando, Apopka, Winter Springs, Sanford, Kissimmee and St. Cloud. The UCF Business Incubation Program was named Incubator Network of the Year for 2013. For more information about the Program and its clients and graduates, please visit