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Materials Science Graduate Program:
Graduate Education on Soft Matter Science

A sketch by Oleg Lavrentovich A liquid crystal research group at Kent State University is knocking on the doors of the biomedical industry with its current project. The recent publication of research on “Directional self-locomotion of active droplets enabled by a nematic environment” explains a technique of controlling bacteria movement with liquid crystal structures that...

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A graphic of Earth wearing a mask on a yellow background As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches a one-year mile marker, the temptation and opportunity to socialize, party, and indulge in public events grows increasingly stronger. Perhaps now more than ever it is important for people to understand the risks associated with COVID-19.  “People need to understand the...

Photo from spring 2019 end-of-life simulation with the College of Nursing Faculty researchers from Kent State University’s College of Nursing were recently funded by the prestigious Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation with a yearlong President’s Grant award totaling $35,000. The goal of their study is to help ensure the competencies of new healthcare providers to facilitate vital family communication at the end of life.  ...

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay In the medical field, demand for technological advances that can speed data analysis and be less prone to human error continues to increase. Robert Clements, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Kent State University, recently received a federal grant to continue his work creating a more efficient and improved system to...

Microscope Antibiotics are becoming obsolete. A recent United Nations report on drug resistance predicted that antibiotics could be useless within 30 years. If so, 10 million people could die each year due to simple bacterial infections. But researchers at Kent State University have entered the arena to combat this imminent crisis, and their weapon is...

CT Scan Rendering of a Komodo Dragon Head Honors College alumna Jessica Maisano, ’94, B.A., started her career at Kent State as a fashion merchandising student before realizing her passion for dinosaurs and dirt was a viable career option. One Kent State professor would show Maisano that childhood dreams are actually within reach. In her junior year, Maisano wrote a term paper about what...

Telebot-3R designed by the Advanced Telerobotics Research Lab in the Department of Computer Science at Kent State University was named a finalist in the World Robot Summit A team of students and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University just took the next major step in becoming an internationally recognized robotics team.   Kent State’s Advanced Telerobotics Research Lab (ATR_Kent) in the Department of Computer Science recently shared its latest...

Ryan Claassen, Professor of Political Science in the Classroom Ryan Claassen, professor of political science Ryan Claassen, Ph.D., professor of political science at Kent State University, conducted research during the fall semester finding that American voters think politicians view situations differently depending on party affiliation. Claassen’s research was recently...

A gold–gold collision recorded by the Heavy Flavor Tracker (HFT) component of the STAR detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). (Image courtesy of STAR Collaboration) Congratulations are in order for Sooraj Radhakrishnan, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the Kent State University College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Physics who performs research in experimental nuclear physics. His data analysis of some rare particles called “charm quarks” that may have existed in the first microsecond of the Big...

A sketch by Oleg Lavrentovich A liquid crystal research group at Kent State University is knocking on the doors of the biomedical industry with its current project. The recent publication of research on “Directional self-locomotion of active droplets enabled by a nematic environment” explains a technique of controlling bacteria movement with liquid crystal structures that...