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.



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Friday, June 11, 2021 - 10:44am
Michael Tubergen, professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry and Torsten Hegmann, professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry as well as the Materials Science Graduate Program and...
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 1:23pm
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 1:17pm
Dear Members of the Kent State University Community, I am writing to announce the retirement of Paul DiCorleto Ph.D., vice president for research and sponsored programs, effective May 31. For nearly six years, Dr. DiCorleto’s strategic and steady guidance has elevated Kent State’...
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 3:46pm
AMLCI Director of BTEC and Affiliated Faculty, Professor Edgar Kooijman, was recognized by Kent State University’s Office of Student Research, Division of Research and Sponsored Programs for effectively guiding and supporting students through undergraduate research. 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:57am
Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI) has accepted a new publication worked on by an interdisciplinary team including four members of the AMLCI (Marianne E. Prévôt, Senay Ustunel, Caitlyn R. Webb, and Elda Hegmann). Abstract:
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Friday, May 7, 2021 - 12:26pm
Congratulations to Babak Kasmaei and Corinne Callison for being selected by GPAC to receive this year's Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards for their work in College Physics. Babak's nomination cites his consistent flexibility and self-reliance in teaching College Physics I and...
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Friday, April 30, 2021 - 10:47am
AMLCI is proud to announce the recipients of the 2021 AMLCI Fellowship Scholarship Awards. Awardees were selected based on the criteria set forth by our donors. Our winners gave a TED Talk at the Materials Day 2021 on Friday, April 9, 2021, which were based on their research and...
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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 6:05am
Kent State University has recently received a flurry of grants totaling more than $3 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), which will support research and innovation in a wide range of fields within the College of Arts and Sciences. 
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Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 7:58pm
There are just a handful of chemists worldwide with h-indices above 200. The h-indices of chemists awarded the Nobel Prize during the last five years range from about 30 to 160. Mietek Jaroniec, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has an h-index of 125, whic...