The activities at the AMLCI are focused on the forefront of the cross disciplinary area, transcending the individual scientific field and streamlining the research from the basic science to development of practical applications. The AMLCI builds on the foundation of the LCI, with the 19th century discovery of the liquid crystal through an international collaboration between a biochemist and a crystallographer in Europe, the advancement of the liquid crystal science and technology has always been driven by an interdisciplinary research effort involving expertise across the boundary of biology, chemistry & materials science, physics, mathematics, and device engineering.

 

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 11:13am
The College of Podiatric Medicine (CPM) is proud to congratulate Jill Kawalec, Ph.D., on her promotion to Professor this July. Dr. Kawalec has a Bachelor of Bioengineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering...
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Motivated by the low voltage driven actuation of ionic Electroactive Polymers (iEAPs) [1][2],  recently we began investigating ionic elastomers. In this talk I will discuss the preparation, physical characterization and electric bending actuation properties of two novel ionic ela...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Liquid crystals can exhibit spatial patterns in molecular alignment at interfaces that can be reconfigured by external stimuli. This property of anisotropic fluids provides a valuable tool for patterning nanoparticles adsorbed at fluid interfaces, of importance for optical and en...
Military personnel in camouflage put on ventilator masks before an exercise involving airborne toxins
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 2:09pm
Toxic air pollutants such as chlorine and ozone are hazards for civilian workers and public service employees like firefighters, police and military personnel. Some airborne chemicals can be difficult to detect at low levels with high specificity, though, and relevant technologie...
Dr. Quan Li, Senior Research Fellow in the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 1:36pm
One of Kent State University’s most prolific and renowned researchers has been elected to the European Academy of Sciences. Quan Li, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow in the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, joins the prestigious B...
Oleg Lavrentovich, Ph.D. (second from left), works in a microscopy lab with a colleague and Kent State students.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 10:37am
Trustees Research Professor Oleg Lavrentovich, Ph.D., a chemical physicist in Kent State University’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute (AMLCI), just received nearly $1 million between two grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for separate studies with p...
Torsten Hegmann, Ph.D., talks to the crowd about some of the things he would like to accomplish as director of Kent State’s Advance Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 1:17pm
Torsten Hegmann, Ph.D., was named the new director of Kent State University’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, effective July 1, having been selected for his research accomplishments, entrepreneurial spirit and passion for social impact.
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:23am
WHAT: Kent State University President Todd Diacon will introduce the new director of the university’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute on Tuesday, July 16. The birthplace of liquid crystal displays, the institute embraces all materials research on campus with an in...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 11:00am
Colloidal particles functionalized with DNA open new strategies for colloidal self-assembly. Particles can be coated with one or more DNA “sticky ends” that can be programmed to hybridize at different temperatures. Particles can be either uniformly coated with DNA or coated on we...
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 8:00pm
The Professional Student Seminar will feature Dr. Bahman Taheri. The resurgence of guest-host liquid crystals. AMLCI, Samsung Auditorium, Room 101 at 1:00 pm   The Society for Information Display The International Scoiety for Optics and Photonics The Optical Society    

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