Researchers at the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute (AMLCI) are at the forefront of materials science focusing on liquid crystals, soft and active matter as well as materials that respond in unique ways to their environment. Specific areas encompass sensors, antennas, display devices, field effect transistors, DNA nanotechnology, even materials to be tested in the International Space Station (at zero gravity). AMLCI graduates are recognized leaders in many tech companies or pursue careers in academia around the globe. Taking advantage of our close interactions with the Brain Health Research Institute as well as the Design Innovation Initiative, the AMLCI is well positioned to continue to have a significant impact on materials science worldwide.

  • AI and Machine Learning

    AI and Machine Learning

    Meet Andrew Konya, '10, the co-founder and CEO of Remesh, a company that uses artificial intelligence to analyze and organize audience responses in real-time to gain fast, frequent and efficient insights.

  • Award Winning Research

    Award Winning Research

    Meet Dr. Anshul Sharma, '08, '15, recipient of a prestigious Graduate Student Silver Awards from the Materials Research Society (MRS).

  • Developing Tests for COVID-19

    Developing Tests for COVID-19

    Meet Dr. Mitya Reznikov, '08, a research and design engineer working to develop COVID-19 testing.

AMLCI activities transcend individual scientific fields and streamline research from basic science to the development of practical applications. The advancement of liquid crystal science and technology has always been driven by an interdisciplinary research effort involving expertise across the boundary of biology, chemistry and materials science, physics, mathematics and device engineering.