Grant McGimpsey, Ph.D., has chosen to return to a faculty position, after having served successfully as vice president of research and sponsored programs at Kent State University for the past three years. He has agreed to remain in the position until a successor is in place.
A new company formed by a Kent State University researcher and inventor will market a technological innovation – flexible, electrically conductive transparent films – that can be used in electronic devices, including smart phones and touchscreens, and in windows that switch from transparent to opaque to block light.
Recent Kent State University graduate Allison Moats has been named one of four 2014 Portz Scholars by the National Collegiate Honors Council.
Moats graduated summa cum laude in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a minor in biology. She earned University Honors from the Honors College with distinction in anthropology. Moats is also a member of the Kent State University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
Scholar of the Month: Wendy Umberger
College of Nursing
Wendy Umberger is a professor in the College of Nursing. Her program of research centers on the treatment and care of people experiencing chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP), psychological factors related to the pain experience, neuroendocrine and immune mechanisms in pain and inflammation, and the use of complementary therapies in pain management.
Kent State University faculty members have been awarded nearly $2.5 million in funding from the National Science Foundation for research over the next three years in biology, physics and the science of liquid crystals.
The awards will fund basic research on:
Scholar of the Month: Eric Jefferis
Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
College of Public Health
Eric Jefferis is an associate professor of social and behavioral sciences in the College of Public Health. His research focuses on intentional injury, violence prevention and program evaluation.
Scholar of the Month: Pratim Datta
Associate Professor of Management and Information Systems and Director of the Ph.D. Program
College of Business Administration
Pratim Datta is an associate professor in the Department of Management and Information Systems and director of the Ph.D. Program at the College of Business Administration. His research examines global technology and supply chain management in the areas of user experience, design, security and deployment.
Scholar of the Month: Kimberly S. Schimmel
Associate Professor of the Sociology of Sport
College of Education, Health and Human Services
Kim Schimmel is an associate professor in the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration of the College of Education, Health and Human Services. Her research focuses on the sociology of sport, especially political economic theory, urban redevelopment and security at large-scale sporting events in local and global contexts.
An internationally recognized social geographer, a metadata expert and a leading researcher in the science of liquid crystals and nanomaterials received Kent State University’s 2014 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards at a ceremony and reception yesterday on the Kent Campus.
Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences Holds Third Annual Symposium on Advances in Organic Photovoltaics
Researchers from across the region will converge in Kent to present their latest findings on organic photovoltaic materials for flexible solar cells
Kent State University will host its third annual Symposium on Advances in Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs) on April 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Moulton Hall Ballroom on the Kent Campus.