Research

Anne Jefferson, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, was one of 15 climate change researchers to be named a 2016-17 Public Engagement Fellow of the Leshner Leadership Institute at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Jefferson's research focuses on urban...

Cassandra Storlie, an assistant professor in Kent State’s School of Lifespan Development and Educational Services, gives advice to Ph.D. students on finding their first jobs. Scholar of the Month Cassandra Storlie Assistant Professor   College of Education, Health and Human Services 2013-present Cassandra Storlie is an assistant professor in the School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences at the College of Education, Health and Human Services. She has built a research program that addresses important...

Cassandra Storlie, an assistant professor in Kent State’s School of Lifespan Development and Educational Services, gives advice to Ph.D. students on finding their first jobs. 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...

 Danielle Sarver Coombs, associate professor in Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, lectures in a Franklin Hall classroom during an afternoon journalism class. Scholar of the Month Danielle Sarver Coombs Associate Professor   College of Communication and Information 2007-present Danielle Sarver Coombs is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the College of Communication and Information. Her research focuses on sports, politics and the politics of sport. Coombs’...

 Danielle Sarver Coombs, associate professor in Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, lectures in a Franklin Hall classroom during an afternoon journalism class. A senior pursuing a bachelor of science in architecture, Adam DeChant is currently working on a Senior Honors Thesis that explores material connections not covered in the standard curriculum. For his project, DeChant is utilizing various metals such as steel, wood and other common architectural modeling materials to create a physical model that...

 Danielle Sarver Coombs, associate professor in Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, lectures in a Franklin Hall classroom during an afternoon journalism class. We have all seen them explode on social media. They are the posts that feature the outlandish, the cute and the funny messages that go viral.     But how does one message catch on and others do not? It is a question that Kent State University researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences are trying to answer, but as it relates to more...

Brian Peters, assistant professor in Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, reviews the use of 3D printing technology with his class. Scholar of the Month Brian Peters Assistant Professor   College of Architecture and Environmental Design 2013-present Brian Peters is an assistant professor in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. His research and teaching focuses on digital technologies in architectural design, including digital fabrication, parametric design...

Rosemary Heredos A senior pursuing degrees in both English and vocal performance, Rosemary Heredos is currently working on a Senior Honors Thesis that provides a perfect fusion of her two areas of study. Inspired by a poem she read in a Medieval literature course offered by the Department of English, her thesis will provide an examination of both the Auchinleck...

Rosemary Heredos Maxim Dzero, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been granted $302,796 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his project titled “Spins and Knots: The Rise of Topology in F-Orbital Materials.” The focus of this project is to conduct theoretical research aimed at better...

Ye Zhao, associate professor of computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences, works with students in the Mathematics and Computer Science Building. Scholar of the Month Ye Zhao Associate Professor of Computer Science College of Arts and Sciences 2006-present Ye Zhao is associate professor of computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on physically based simulation and visualization, natural phenomena modeling, general purpose computing using graphics hardware,...