Palffy-Muhoray received his Ph.D. (1977) in Physics from the University of British Columbia. He joined the LCI staff in 1987. He is Professor of Chemical Physics and LCI Associate Director for basic research. His areas of expertise include nonlinear optics, pattern formation, and nonequilibrium phenomena in liquid crystals.
- Full-Time Professor, Kent State University, since 2015
- Associate Professor & Ohio Research Scholar in Science and Technology of Advanced Nanomaterials, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State, since 2011
- Interim Director Regenerative Medicine Initiative at KSU, ReMedIKS, Kent State, since 2012
- Chief Scientific Officer - Blood Brain Bio-Transport BBBt LLC, since 2011