Antal I. Jákli Professor, Chemical Physics interdisciplinary Program & Liquid Crystal Institute Kent State University Contact Information Liquid Crystal & Materials Science Bldg Lab: Rms 246 & 249 (330) 672-1540 Office: Rm 319 (330) 672-4886 Email: CV/Bio M.Sc. Eötvös Lóránd University (Budapest), Physics, 1983 Ph.D. Eötvös Lóránd University (Budapest), Physics, 1986 Habilitation, Institute for Solid State Physics (Budapest), 1992 D.Sc. Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest), Physics, 2000 Courses 2015-present: “Liquid Crystal Science: Physical Properties”, 3 credit hour graduate course, Chemical Physics  Interdisciplinary Program, Kent State University 2010-2014: “Fundamentals of Liquid Crystal Science”, 4  credit hour graduate course, Chemical Physics  Interdisciplinary Program, Kent State University 2003-2008: “Structured Fluids”, 3 credit hour course,  Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program, Kent State  University 2001-2009: “Physical Properties of Liquid Crystals”, 3  credit hour graduate course, Chemical Physics  Interdisciplinary Program, Kent State University 2001: “Liquid Crystal Physics”, 3 credit hour graduate  course, Department of Physics, Kent State University 1997-1999: “Basic Physical Laboratory Practices” for 1st and 2nd grade physics students, 4 credit hour course, instructor and co-author of the lab notes; Department of  Experimental Physics of the Technical University in  Budapest 1995-1996: “Basics of Soft Condensed Matter Physics”  lectures, 2 credit hour graduate course, Department of  Physics of the Technical University in Budapest Our current research interests include bent-core and other reduced-symmetry novel liquid  crystals, responsive electrospun fibers and mats, flexoelectricity and piezolectricity, small  volume rheometry, blue phases, and surface interactions of liquid crystals.  Recent News & Events  Dr. Jákli was recently interviewed as a part of a news program for WKYC in Cleveland,  Ohio, on responsive materials, textiles, and other advances at the Liquid Crystal  Institute. The news clip can be viewed here.  The application for IRES 2016 is now open! We are looking for U.S. citizen or  permanent resident graduate and undergraduate students interested in travelling to  either Germany or Luxembourg as part of a collaborative research project in 2016.  Details can be found on the IRES page. Two students who recently participated in the JákliLab IRES program, Larissa  Shepherd (née Buttaro) from Cornell University (IRES 2014) and James Honaker (IRES  2015) recently had results from their research, in collaboration with Kirsten Harth and  Ralf Stannarius at Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, published in Physical  Chemistry and Chemical Physics. The article can be viewed here.  On 4 September, Roberta Rarumy Ribeiro de Almeida, a visiting student from the  Universidade Estadual de Maringá who visited JákliLab from October 2013 to  September 2014, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation at UEM. She will be  receiving her doctorate soon. With the start of the new semester, JákliLab is delighted to welcome its new  members. Junren Wang, a Chemistry student co-advised by Dr. John West, will be  working on the production of responsive fibers and dielectric properties of novel  liquid crystals. He will be joined on the latter project by Matthew Murachver, a  second-year CPIP student. Tanya Lopatkina, a first-year CPIP student, will be on a  research rotation working on interfacial interactions with liquid crystals, in particular  in biosensing. Finally, Logan Showalter, a high-school student, will continue her work  with specific biosensing. On 23 July, Dr. Jákli gave a seminar at the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. The video from his talk can be viewed  here. Members of JákliLab recently attended the 15th International Conference on  Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals in Prague, Czech Republic, from 28 June to 3 July. Dr.  Jákli presented an invited talk and a poster while Oliver Kress gave an oral  presentation. Photos from the conference can be viewed here.  On 25 June 2015, M.S. student Oliver Kress successfully ceased being defenseless and  successfully defended his thesis Tension and Conductivity of Liquid Crystal Fibers with  and without Carbon Nanotubes. He received his degree in August and has since left  for Germany to begin a doctorate at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Peter Popov and Larry Honaker attended the ACS Colloids and Surfaces Symposium in  Pittsburgh, PA, from 15 to 17 June and presented oral talks on their research. Welcome! Jákli Lab Attendees of the ICFLC in Prague