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OISE 1259419 IRES Responsive Fibers (Professor Antal Jakli) Encapsulation of liquid crystals in electrospun polymer fibers was investigated in Suwang, South Korea and in the University of Luxembourg. The recoil process of viscoelastic free-standing liquid crystal filaments was studied experimentally and theoretically in Magdeburg and Goettingen,...

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Dr. Asad Khan, CTO Kent Displays and an alumnus of the LCI, is awarded 2017 Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics from American Physical Society for novel contributions to the physics of bistable, reflective cholesteric liquid crystals, and the commercial applications of pressure-sensitive liquid crystal displays, including switchable...

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On May 4, 2015, Dr. Min Gao and Dr. Lu Zou from Liquid Crystal Institute Characterization Facility (LCICF), with two other members of MSNO (Microscopy Society of Northeastern Ohio) gave a microscopy demonstration at the 69th CTSC (Cleveland Technical Society Council) Annual Scholarship and Awards Event in Downtown Cleveland....

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CPIP Graduate Student Anshul Sharma wins Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Award. Anshul was awarded the MRS Silver Graduate Student Award for a presentation on Visualizing Gold Nanoparticle Chirality via Nematic Liquid Crystals at the 2015 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco.   http://www.mrs.org/spring-2015-gsa-talk-sessions/  ...

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A new company formed by a Kent State University researcher and inventor will market a technological innovation – flexible, electrically conductive transparent films – that can be used in electronic devices, including smart phones and touchscreens, and in windows that switch from transparent to opaque to block light. FITOS, the company started...

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University receives funding for research in biology, physics and the science of liquid crystals Kent State University faculty members have been awarded nearly $2.5 million in funding from the National Science Foundation for research over the next three years in biology, physics and the science of liquid crystals. The awards will fund basic research...

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Playing with toys is fun.  But it is not just fun.  Toys have a lot to offer for scientists to learn how scientific concepts can be translated to entertaining objects.  A LCI/CPIP Professor Robin Selinger wrote an article for September 2013 issue of MRS Bulletin  entitled "Toying with Science."   "Toys and activities popular with...

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National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) President Obama announced, August 16, 2012, the launch of new federal initiative as a part of his administration's efforts to revitalize the manufacturing of the nation (Ref1,Ref2). The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), a consortium of manufacturing firms,...

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Conference in Hawaii getting organized  Professor LC Chien is now busy organizing the 15th International Topical Meetings: Optics of Liquid Crystals 2013 (OLC 2013) as the Chairperson of the conference. OLC 2013 will be held at Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA during the week of September 29 – October 4, 2013. It is aimed to be the most...

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Liquid Crystal Institute hosted the MSNO (Microscopy Society of Northeastern Ohio) Winter Meeting of 2012 on February 22nd. 45 participants, mostly microscopy-related professionals from Cleveland-Akron-Kent area, toured the newly renovated LCI cryo-TEM lab and the new LCI AFM lab. Later in the evening, Dr. Min Gao from LCI, gave a talk titled...