JobsOhioâ€™s Mark Kvamme Visits Kent State Universityâ€™s Centennial Research Park Kent State University received Mark Kvamme, the newly installed interim chief investment officer and president of JobsOhio, on Tuesday, July 26. JobsOhio is the private economic development agency established by Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio legislature. Kvamme visited the universityâ€™s Centennial Research Park and three Portage County manufacturing firms that are all licensees of technology developed through research at Kent Stateâ€™s Liquid Crystal Institute®.
- Posted Jul. 26, 2011
Kent State Plans Exciting New Liquid Crystal Research Investments Kent State Universityâ€™s Liquid Crystal Institute®, the most comprehensive research and educational center in the field of liquid crystals, has been demonstrating value with exciting new liquid crystal science initiatives since its creation in 1965. The applications of breakthrough findings at the institute have had an impact on the world, from liquid crystal display (LCD) televisions to computer monitors to new electronic devices, like the iPad.
- Posted Jun. 7, 2011
Kent State Names New Vice President for Research Kent State University has named Dr. W. Grant McGimpsey as its new vice president for research. McGimpsey comes to Kent State from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass., where he serves as director of the WPI Bioengineering Institute, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and professor of biomedical engineering.
- Posted Mar. 1, 2011
President Obama praises Kent Displays, Inc. in Northeast Ohio stop President Barack Obama hosted the â€œWinning the Futureâ€ forum in Cleveland yesterday to meet with the Northeast Ohio business community, including Albert Green, CEO of Kent Displays, Inc., a local spin-off company of the Liquid Crystal Institute that employs about 100 people.
- Posted Feb. 23, 2011
Researchers Discover New Phenomenon Involving Liquid Crystals A team of researchers at Kent State University have discovered a new version of a widely used scientific technique. The technique is electrophoresis — in which an applied electric field is used to move particles dispersed in a fluid — and the new idea is to use a liquid crystal as the carrier fluid. The result is increased versatility, which may lead to new uses in display technologies, microfluidic devices and other applications.
Oleg Lavrentovich, director of Kent State’s Liquid Crystal Institute, collaborated with Kent State graduate student Israel Lazo and Oleg Pishnyak, a former Kent State graduate student who is now a senior scientist at Kent Displays, Inc. Their findings are published in the Oct. 21 edition of Nature, an international weekly journal of science.
- Posted Oct. 20, 2010
Kent State Receives Grant for Study of Carbon Consumption by Microorganisms Three Kent State University professors recently received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a molecular analysis of carbon consumption. The three-year grant, awarded by the DOE's Office of Biological and Environmental Research, will provide funding of $1,075,638 for the project.
- Posted Oct. 11, 2010
Kent State Signs Second Tenant for Centennial Research Park Universities are increasingly playing key roles in driving technology-based economic development across the country. Kent State University recently took an important step in this area with the signing of Pathogen Systems Inc. as the second tenant in Centennial Research Park.
- Posted Sep. 6, 2010
Centennial Research Park Welcomes AlphaMicron AlphaMicron Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its new home in Centennial Research Park on Sept. 14.
- Posted Sep. 14, 2009