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Antal Jakli

Antal Jakli

Antal I. Jakli

Dr. Antal Jakli is a Professor at the Liquid Crystal Institute. He received his Ph.D. (1986) in Statistical Physics from Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary. He joined the Liquid Crystal Institute staff in 1999. His research centers on electro-optical, electro-mechanical and rheological properties of ferroelectric liquid crystals.

The activity of his group is described here (

Research Areas

  • Study of structures of bent core smectic liquid crystals
  • Fluid phases of bent-core molecules – Novel physics and applications
  • Electric field-induced spinning, translation and circling of solid particles in liquid crystals
  • Piezoelectricity of cell membranes
Job Title

Professor and Director of CPIP

Job Department

Chemical Physics







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