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.



LCE Material
LCE Material. Optical images of LCE, Ni foam, and SEM images of the LCE foam.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 8:37am
New Publication by Taizo Mori, Richard Cukelj, Marianne Estelle Prévôt, Senay Ustunel, Anna Story, Yunxiang Gao, Karene Diabre, Jennifer Ann McDonough, Ernest Johnson Freeman, Elda Hegmann, and Robert John Clements   Abstract:
Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was appointed to the editorial board of the journal Science Advances.
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 4:55pm
It’s starting to look a lot like an annual tradition to see a certain Kent State University professor named on Clarivate Analytics’ list of Highly Cited Researchers in the world.
Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 10:41am
On Nov. 15, Physics Professor Robin Selinger, Ph.D., a member of the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University was elected to the American Physical Society (APS) Board of Directors. Her three-year term begins on J...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 12:29pm
Kent State University continues to march in the vanguard of technological advancement. A KSU researcher has joined a cutting-edge collaborative study into light-driven materials.
The technology has the potential to replace electric motors unilaterally. The Office of Naval Researc...
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 elas...
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...