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.



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...
Kent State University sign
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 12:35pm
Jonathan V. Selinger, professor and Ohio Eminent Scholar in Kent State University’s Department of Physics and the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Scie...
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 ...
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 10:59am
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 10:30am
In a paper published in "Nature," researchers in Trustees Research Professor Oleg Lavrentovich’s materials science group at Kent State describe how it moved a stabilized droplet of active bacteria along a pre-determined path by harnessing the broken symmetry of a liquid crystal....
The Remesh team in its office during a presidential primary debate in 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 9:18am
Alumnus Andrew Konya, '10, graduated from Kent State University with a degree in physics and started chiseling away at what is now his company, Remesh, in 2013. Remesh, has gone on to receive ...
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 4:36pm
Torsten Hegmann, director of Kent State's Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, shows the area in the basement of the Integrated Sciences Building where a new X-ray scattering machine will be installed in 2021.
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 8:05am
Kent State University’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute soon will be home to a new X-ray scattering instrument capable of examining materials in scales from as small as a fraction of a nanometer to as large as several micrometers.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 11:18am
On Thursday the 13th of August 2020, Dr.  Vianney Gimenez-Pinto will give a seminar to the students of the AMLCI
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 12:24pm
Dr. Greta Babakhanova, AMLCI alum currently working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will be presenting at the Professional Student Seminar on July the 23rd: