Liquid Crystal Institute

Materials Science Graduate Program:
Graduate Education on Soft Matter Science

Senior Research Fellow Quan Li, Ph.D., and his research group at Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute®, in the College of Arts and Sciences, have published a research article in the March 17 issue of Nature that could lead to a variety of breakthrough device applications and other industrial opportunities.  The publication is the...

Senior Research Fellow Quan Li, Ph.D., and his research group at Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute®, in the College of Arts and Sciences, have published a research article in the March 17 issue of Nature that could lead to a variety of breakthrough device applications and other industrial opportunities.  The publication is the...

Kent State University’s Fashion School will host the third annual Fashion/Tech Hackathon from Friday, Jan. 29, to Sunday, Jan. 31, in Rockwell Hall. The Hackathon is a cross-curricular event allowing teams of student participants to create and innovate within the realm of wearable technology. It is presented in partnership with the Kent State...

Liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs), essentially rubbers with liquid crystal properties, can do a number of fascinating things, especially in the fields of optics, photonics, telecommunications and medicine. They can curl up, bend, twist, wrinkle and stretch when exposed to light, heat, gases and other stimuli. Because they are so responsive, they are...

Douglas Bryant (center), manager of display engineering at Kent State’s Liquid Crystal Institute, demonstrates a prototyping technique in the institute’s clean room facility. The Glenn H. Brown Liquid Crystal Institute® and the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University hosted a 50th anniversary celebration of the institute on Friday, Sept. 25, in the Kent Student Center Kiva on the Kent Campus. The event kicked off a yearlong celebration that will culminate with the International Liquid Crystal Conference...

Douglas Bryant (center), manager of display engineering at Kent State’s Liquid Crystal Institute, demonstrates a prototyping technique in the institute’s clean room facility.Founded in 1965 by Glenn H. Brown, Kent State University's Liquid Crystal Institute is the world's first research center focused on the science of liquid crystals.        

Douglas Bryant (center), manager of display engineering at Kent State’s Liquid Crystal Institute, demonstrates a prototyping technique in the institute’s clean room facility. The Glenn H. Brown Liquid Crystal Institute® and the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University will host a 50th anniversary celebration of the institute on Friday, Sept. 25, starting at 10 a.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva on the Kent Campus. The event will kick off a yearlong celebration that will culminate with the International...

Douglas Bryant (center), manager of display engineering at Kent State’s Liquid Crystal Institute, demonstrates a prototyping technique in the institute’s clean room facility. Anshul Sharma, a graduate student in Kent State University’s Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded the Silver Graduate Student Award at the Materials Research Society’s 2015 Spring Meeting in San Francisco, California. She was recognized for her presentation on “Visualizing Gold...

Douglas Bryant (center), manager of display engineering at Kent State’s Liquid Crystal Institute, demonstrates a prototyping technique in the institute’s clean room facility. Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute® will host a symposium called “Chirality at the Nanoscale” on June 4-5 in the Kent Student Center on the Kent Campus.    “This event features internationally renowned scientists presenting cutting-edge research on one of the key central topics of life, biology, physical as well as...

Douglas Bryant (center), manager of display engineering at Kent State’s Liquid Crystal Institute, demonstrates a prototyping technique in the institute’s clean room facility. Three top researchers in literary studies, liquid crystals and post-traumatic stress received Kent State University’s 2015 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards at a ceremony and reception held April 14 on the Kent Campus. The awards are sponsored by the University Research Council and Division of Research and Sponsored Programs. Mark...