Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute (AMLCI)

Established by the Kent State University Board of Trustees, effective Fall 2018, the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute (AMLCI) embraces the broad array of advanced materials research conducted at Kent State, and further enhances the University’s strength in advanced materials and liquid crystal research.  Building on Kent State’s esteemed past as the birthplace of the ubiquitous liquid crystal display (it is highly likely that you are holding one of these displays, as they are present on all smartphones), the AMLCI focuses on the development of advanced materials and devices that interact and respond to the environment.  Kent State has a long history of leading in diverse aspects of research into solid-state materials, a legacy supported and strengthened by faculty from the College of Aeronautics & Engineering, the College of Architecture & Environmental Design, the College of the Arts, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Public Health.

The AMLCI addresses the imperative to integrate the full range of advanced materials research on campus.  This institute builds a more extensive and cohesive research community at Kent State University, extending the scope and reach beyond liquid crystals and embracing an expanded array of research into intelligently-designed materials.