Joining the Industrial Partnership Program

The Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute (AMLCI) advances basic and applied research by providing state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure, research expertise and research programs focusing on liquid crystal science, liquid crystal device development, generally focusing on a wide array of applications of soft matter in a wide range of technologies.

Membership Benefits

Joint participation in research and technology development through the Industrial Partnership Program can include the following services for companies interested or working on liquid crystal or soft matter based devices or technologies:

  • A window to current advances in liquid crystal (soft matter) science and technology
  • Assistance in solving specific research and development problems
  • Interactions and collaboration with trained personnel 
  • Access to specialized resources for prototype development

Research and Problem Solving

  • Half-day company visit with targeted seminar
  • Involvement of graduate student for short research or modeling projects
  • Modeling software
  • Custom technology reports
  • AMLCI scientist consultations 

Device Prototypes and Characterization

  • Direct access to prototyping facility and manufacturing equipment
  • Characterization software
  • Contract prototype development
  • Device characterization
  • Liquid crystalline material synthesis
  • Technical and engineering assistance
  • Documented process training 

IPP Contacts

Deña Mae Agra-Kooijman

Senior Research Engineer
Cleanroom Research and Prototype Facility

Tel: 330-672-1558


Min Gao

Research Scientist
Characterization Facility
Tel: 330-672-7999


Hari Krishna Bisoyi

Senior Chemist

Synthesis Facility
Tel: 330-672-1547