Research

Dave Costello, Ph.D., (left), assistant professor in Kent State University’s Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Devan Mathie (right), an undergraduate honors student, stand in Wahoo Ditch in Ravenna, Ohio. The work of 153 ecological researchers from 40 countries, including Kent State University Assistant Professor Dave Costello, Ph.D., from the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, has revealed new findings on the effect of climatic factors on river-based ecosystems. The findings are published in the latest issue of...

President of Poznan University of Technology gives Dr. Jaroniec the DHC certificate On November 29, 2018 Mietek Jaroniec, professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Kent State University received doctor honoris causa (DHC) from Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poland.  In 2005, he received an honorary professor title from his former University (M. Curie-Sklodowska University,  Lublin, Poland),  and the...

Dr. Jong-Hoon Kim, Ph.D. assistant professor of Computer Science, and his students in the ATR Lab assembling their robot, "Telebot-2" in preparation for their trip to Tokyo.   Joined by seven of his Kent State University students, Dr. Jong-Hoon Kim, assistant professor of Computer Science and director of the Advanced Telerobotics Research Laboratory (ATR), in the College of Arts and Sciences, will unveil his group's latest robot, "TeleBot-2" at the World Robot Summit (http://worldrobotsummit.org/en/) in Tokyo this...

Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was appointed to the editorial board of the journal Science Advances Dr. Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and one of the most highly cited scientists in the fields of chemistry and materials science, recently received two more significant honors. He was appointed to the editorial board of the journal Science...

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (left) meets with Kent State University professors whose research is being funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Science Foundation. U.S. Rep. Ryan visited Kent State’s campus on Sept. 10. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan has announced $3,723,765 in federal research grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Science Foundation to be awarded to Kent State University. “Kent State University has been at the forefront of academic research and education,” U.S. Rep. Ryan said....

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (left) meets with Kent State University professors whose research is being funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Science Foundation. U.S. Rep. Ryan visited Kent State’s campus on Sept. 10. Kent State University’s University Teaching Council (UTC) awarded Aaron Bacue, an assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies (COMM), a 10-week Summer Teaching Development Grant (STDG) to test two software applications aimed at improving student-learning outcomes in COMM’s basic communication course, Introduction to Human...

Kent State University Assistant Professor of Physics Björn Lüssem, Ph.D., (right) works with a graduate student (left) in a lab at the Integrated Sciences Building. While wearable technology is all the rage among high school and college-aged Americans, the average student may not know much about the science behind their high-tech apparel. A grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will help a Kent State University physics professor make progress on both fronts. ...

The 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) is in Prague from May 24 to 28, 2018. A mix of faculty and students from the Kent State University School of Communication Studies (COMM) will present their latest research during the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) May 24 to 28 in Prague. With more than 80 percent of its global communication faculty presenting papers and several other...

Pictured from left to right are Dr. John Dunlosky, Jessica Janes, Nola Daley, and Dr. Katherine Rawson If you compare the fields of medicine and education you would find that the former bases its practices on empirical scientific research whereas education is mainly driven by intuition. However, cognitive psychology researchers at Kent State University who investigate student achievement are trying to change this reality. “In fact, there are tons...

Kent State University researchers have received a $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study affective disorders. Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 300 million people are currently living with depression. Even in high-income countries, nearly 50 percent of people with depression do not get treatment. Depression, like other affective disorders including anxiety and...