Research and Science

Cat in a car carrier at a veterinary clinic Veterinarians are experiencing a mental health crisis, with higher suicide risk, burnout and poorer well-being compared to other high-risk professions in the medical field. The mental health stigma in this field prevents treatment-seeking, resulting in an unexpected health disparity. Unfortunately, their stress has only compounded since the...

Chelsea Smith (left) and Jordyn Stoll (right) were selected for a Department of Energy Graduate Student Research Program Two Kent State University students, in the College of Arts and Sciences, were among 62 students from 50 different U.S. universities recently selected for funding by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program.   Chelsea E. Smith and Jordyn T. Stoll, both pursuing a Ph.D. in Ecology from the Department...

Kent State University Associate Professor of Physics Björn Lüssem, Ph.D., (right) works with Vikash Kaphle, a graduate student (left) in a lab at the Integrated Sciences Building. The medical and science communities are always seeking new ways to study and monitor organs and common diseases to improve human health and quality of life.   While there is a seemingly endless need for versatile, low-cost, yet highly sensitive biochemical sensor devices, there are many steps to take between initial research and clinical...

car glass Experiencing the burn of a leather car seat in the heat of the summer or catching a nosy neighbor peering into your kitchen window could soon be things of the past with the new dual-mode liquid crystal smart glass material. Yingfei Jiang, a College of Arts and Science graduate student in the Chemical Physics...

Tsunami wave hitting Ao Nang in Krabi Province, Thailand. Photo by David Rydevik (email: david.rydevikgmail.com), Stockholm, Sweden, December 26, 2004. Dr. Joseph D. Ortiz, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Geology at Kent State University, was part of an international team of researchers that co-authored an article about a deadly tsunami that occurred about 1,000 years ago in Tanzania. The study suggests that the tsunami risk in East Africa could be higher than...

Tsunami wave hitting Ao Nang in Krabi Province, Thailand. Photo by David Rydevik (email: david.rydevikgmail.com), Stockholm, Sweden, December 26, 2004. Dr. Joseph D. Ortiz, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Geology at Kent State University, was part of an international team of researchers that co-authored an article about a deadly tsunami that occurred about 1,000 years ago in Tanzania. The study suggests that the tsunami risk in East Africa could be higher than...

Harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie, Sept. 4, 2009. NOAA/Flickr Have you ever seen the “nasty green slime” – properly known as a harmful algal bloom, or HAB in Lake Erie? Remember the July 31, 2014 “Do Not Drink/Do Not Boil” public health warning messages in Toledo? Tests revealed that the algae was producing microcystin, a sometimes deadly liver toxin and suspected carcinogen. Experts say that...

A bonobo stares back at the camera while another walks away A new federal grant will help Kent State University expand an international relationship and provide invaluable opportunities for some graduate students. The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Kent State a three-year $298,000 International Research Experience for Students (IRES) grant that will allow graduate students to travel to...

Military personnel in camouflage put on ventilator masks before an exercise involving airborne toxins Toxic air pollutants such as chlorine and ozone are hazards for civilian workers and public service employees like firefighters, police and military personnel. Some airborne chemicals can be difficult to detect at low levels with high specificity, though, and relevant technologies like wearable sensors have been slow to catch up.  Now a...

Center for Architecture and Environmental Design The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) created the AIA-ACSA Design & Health Research Consortium to advance university research that ties together building design and health concerns.  Kent State University is one of the 25 charter university members invited to join the...