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Oleg Lavrentovich, Ph.D. (second from left), works in a microscopy lab with a colleague and Kent State students. Some researchers almost make the funding process look easy, and one of Kent State University’s most prolific and consistently funded scientists is at it again.   Trustees Research Professor Oleg Lavrentovich, Ph.D., a chemical physicist in Kent State’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute (AMLCI), just received nearly $1 million...

Torsten Hegmann, Ph.D., talks to the crowd about some of the things he would like to accomplish as director of Kent State’s Advance Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute. Think about liquid crystals and a flat screen television may be the first item that comes to mind. Yet the future of liquid crystal science will see it pairing more strongly with biology than displays, predicts the new head of Kent State University’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute. Torsten...

Torsten Hegmann, Ph.D., talks to the crowd about some of the things he would like to accomplish as director of Kent State’s Advance Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute. WHAT: Kent State University President Todd Diacon will introduce the new director of the university’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute on Tuesday, July 16. The birthplace of liquid crystal displays, the institute embraces all materials research on campus with an initial emphasis on materials that respond to changes in their...

Photo of the "K" atop of Prentice Gate Many students in the Middle East learn basic English, but applying their language skills to professional life can be challenging. A grant from the U.S. Department of State will allow some Palestinian students to take their English to the next level with the help of Kent State University professors. The grant, administered through the U.S. Embassy...

Kent State University researchers Elda and Torsten Hegmann pose with one of the sensors they created that detects toxic gases. Their project was supported by a grant from the TeCK Fund.  State of Ohio officials have renewed a $600,000 technology commercialization partnership between Kent State University and Cleveland State University. The Ohio Third Frontier Commission recently approved Round 2 of the TeCK Fund, a $600,000 hybrid commercialization and faculty startup accelerator program that assists university faculty and startup...

Kent State University The Brain Health Research Institute and the College of Arts and Sciences will host the Seventh Annual Neuroscience Symposium on April 4-5 at the Kent State University Kiva Auditorium. This year's topic is "The Neuroscience of the Addicted Brain," with Elise Weerts, Ph.D., as our keynote speaker on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. Dr. Weerts is a...

Kent State President Beverly J. Warren acknowledges the new director of the university With great hope and expectations for the future of brain health research at Kent State University, President Beverly J. Warren introduced Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., as the inaugural director of the university’s Brain Health Research Institute on Feb. 25. Dr. Lehman, a leader in the field of neuroendocrinology and circadian rhythms, comes to Kent...

Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., a leader in the field of neuroendocrinology and circadian rhythms, is the newly appointed director of Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute. Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., a leader in the field of neuroendocrinology and circadian rhythms, is the newly appointed director of Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute. In his new role, Dr. Lehman will bring together researchers from a wide variety of disciplines at Kent State and throughout Northeast Ohio whose work seeks to...

Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., a leader in the field of neuroendocrinology and circadian rhythms, is the newly appointed director of Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute. WHAT: Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren will introduce the inaugural director of the university’s Brain Health Research Institute on Monday, Feb. 25. The new director will discuss our plans for widespread collaboration within the Northeast Ohio health community for brain health research. The event will take place in the lobby of...

Kent State University researchers Elda and Torsten Hegmann pose with one of the sensors they created that detects toxic gases. The sensors can be made any shape or size and require no power to function. Many homes today include safety devices like smoke, radon and carbon monoxide detectors to warn us of threats our senses might not pick up in time. For those whose jobs regularly place them in harm’s way, though, advanced sensing technology is not as readily available.  Thanks to a rare Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry...