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Liquid Crystal Day 2010 Takes Place Oct. 8

Posted Oct. 4, 2010

Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute and Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program invite you to attend Liquid Crystal Day 2010, “Liquid Crystals With Biological Relevance” on Friday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Samsung Auditorium located inside the Liquid Crystal and Materials Sciences Building on the Kent State campus.

Liquid Crystal Day serves to provide platforms for intellectual and enlightening interactions between students and researchers from different academic and professional areas. This annual event was initiated by Professor L. C. Chien in 2004 to continue the Liquid Crystal Institute's tradition of holding symposia on liquid crystals. The event is free and open to the public.

The goals of the event are three-fold: to provide a platform for several distinguished experts in the field of liquid crystals to shed light on some important topics in the field; to bring back Kent State alumni to speak about their experience at Kent State and how that experience helped advance their career; and to give future Ph.D. students in the Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Graduate Program a sneak peek of what the field of liquid crystals has to offer.

Distinguished Invited speakers include:
• Prof. Nicholas Abbot, University of Wisconsin
• Prof. Robert Meyer, Brandeis University
• Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Jianlin Li, Founder and President of Polytronix Inc.

Other highlights include:
• Student talks
• Student poster presentations
• Liquid Crystal Institute lab tours and demonstrations
• Industrial exhibition

Visit for more event information.

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