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Center for Space Science and Technology

Dr. Tracey Jane Turner, Professor of Physics, Director

Center for Space Science and Technology (CSST) is the UMBC part of the Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science and Technology (CRESST) which is a consortium consisting of UMBC, UMCP, and USRA, funded by a cooperative agreement with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Institute of Fluorescence

Dr. Chris Geddes, Professor and Director

The Institute of Fluorescence (IoF) was founded in 2001 by Dr. Chris D. Geddes, Professor and Director. Under the leadership of Dr. Chris D. Geddes, the IoF has earned a well-deserved international reputation for its advances in Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Plasmonics. Approaches and concepts both developed and discovered by the group, such as Metal-Enhanced Fluorescence (MEF), Metal-Enhanced Chemiluminescence (MEC), Surface-Plasmon Coupled Phenomenon and the glucose-sensing contact lens, are both well-recognized, highly cited and currently used in laboratories around the world today.

Other Research Centers at UMBC

CNMS faculty members receive millions of dollars per year in extramural and other support and many have research programs that are also intimately connected with several of the major research centers at UMBC, including: