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.



Left image of stone tools by Peter Holmes from Pixabay and right image of a bowl of fruit from Couleur on Pixabay
Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 11:37am
Kent State has announced the winners of the 2021 New Faculty Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards (ORSAs). The ORSAs recognize the hard work of junior faculty members who have been with Kent State for less than 10 years. The 2021 winners are Shana Klein, Ph.D., in the Scho...
At left: image of a 3D printer by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay At right: an image of excavation by JamesDeMers from Pixabay
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 11:59am
The Farris Family Innovation Awards support the research of tenure-track faculty members who are not yet tenured at Kent State and who have shown promising drive for their field of study. In May 2021, Faculty Affairs announced the recipients of this year's Farris Family Innovatio...
Image of DNA by Arek Socha from Pixabay
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 3:16pm
It doesn’t take a scientist to understand the importance of DNA, as it acts as the very foundation for the existence of any living organism. However, it does take one to produce publications involving smectic liquid crystal ordering in dense solutions of “gapped” DNA duplexes.
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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...