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

Bjorn Lussem
Associate Director AMLCI
Tel: 330-672-2410


Bentley Wall
Phototype Facility, Research Engineer
Tel: 330-672-1555


Min Gao
Characterization Facility, Research Scientist
Tel: 330-672-7999


Quan Li
Synthesis Facility, Senior Research Fellow
Tel: 330-672-1537