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.



Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 1:53pm
The Royal Society of Chemistry has recently selected an article by AMLCI Members, Antal Jakli and Samuel Sprunt as a 2021 HOT PCCP article. The article is titled: 'The interplay between spatial and heliconical orientational order in twist-bend nematic materials'. You can find the...
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 11:51am
It is with deep sadness that we share the news that one of the great figures in our field, Maurice Kleman, recently passed away. His work on defects in various branches of materials science, liquid crystals, quasicrystals, magnetic systems among others, have shaped many discoveri...
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 8:24am
“The pessimistic estimate is that by 2050, antibiotics could be obsolete,'' said Songping Huang, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences. Huang and his Kent State team, including Min-Ho Kim, Ph.D., associate professor i...
A sketch by Oleg Lavrentovich
Monday, January 18, 2021 - 8:50am
A liquid crystal research group at Kent State led by Oleg Lavrentovich, Ph.D., is knocking on the doors of the biomedical industry with its current project. The recent publication of research explains a technique of controlling bacteria movement with liquid crystal structures tha...
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 9:16am
The Royal Society of Chemistry has accepted a new publication worked on by an interdisciplinary team, including five members of the AMLCI ( Senay Ustunel, Marianne E. Prévôt, Grace A. R. Rohaley, Torsten Hegmann, and  Elda Hegmann ).   Abstract:
Jessica taste tested the first Artemys Burger prototype after growing muscle cells and combining it into a plant-based burger.
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 11:24am
Among those receiving their doctoral degrees from Kent State this fall is Jessica Krieger. She will receive her Ph.D. in biomedical sciences – cellular and molecular biology. Through her dissertation work, she wanted to learn the basics of how to grow meat in a lab.
Kent State University sign
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 2:36pm
Jonathan V. Selinger, professor and Ohio Eminent Scholar in Kent State University’s Department of Physics, in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sc...
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 2:44pm
AMLCI Internal Advisory Board member and Affiliated Faculty, Professor Mietek Jaroniec, was recognized by Clarivate Web of Science for his stunning accomplishment. Professor Jaroniec was recognized as having multiple highly cited papers published in 2020- ranking in the top 1% in...
Cleanroom Dollhouse
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 11:03am
The AMLCI virtual walkthroughs are complete! We now have virtual tours of two of our facilities. Cleanroom Research and Prototyping Facility:   View Full Screen Characterization Facility ...