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 2010-Present: “Fundamentals of Liquid Crystal Science”, 4  credit hour graduate course at 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 course, graduate course,  Department of Physics of the Technical University in  Budapest Our current research interests include bent-core and other reduced-symmetry liquid crystals,  electrospun fibers and mats, flexoelectricity and piezolectricity, small volume rheometry,  bent-core blue phases, and surface interactions of liquid crystals.  Recent News & Events  JákliLab is pleased to welcome Dr Mirosław (“Mirek”) Salamończyk, a postdoctoral  research associate, to the LCI. Mirek will be working with Dr Jákli and Drs Jim Gleeson  and Samuel Sprunt from Physics. Tracy Zhang and Dr Jákli recently attended the International Liquid Crystal  Conference at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, from 30 June to 4 July 2014. Both  Tracy and Dr Jákli gave oral talks. JákliLab recently had the pleasure of hosting Maria-Gabriela Tamba, a student in Dr  Ralf Stannarius’ group at Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg in Magdeburg,  Germany, here at the LCI. She came here to study mechanical fiber and filament  production of twist-bend nematic liquid crystals.   Dr. Min Shuai, a research associate in Prof. Noel Clark’s research group at University of Colorado in Boulder, CO, recently spent time here at JákliLab. She performed TEM  studies of liquid crystals, especially those exhibiting twist-bend phases.  On 1 April 2014, Pavan Kumar Challa, a joint student of Dr. Jákli, Dr. James Gleeson of Physics, and Dr. Samuel Sprunt of Physics, successfully defended his dissertation  titled “Optical studies of bent-core and twist-bend nematic liquid crystals in magnetic  fields”. JákliLab recently welcomed Dr. Tanya Ostapenko back to the LCI for a short visit. JákliLab’s recent publication in Nature Communications was featured on the Kent State University website. The article can be viewed here. JákliLab recently welcomed Wilder Iglesias Gonzalez (2012) back to the LCI for a short visit. He was here to recruit victims for internships at RavenBrick in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Jákli and Pavan Challa attended the 2014 APS March Meeting in Denver, Colorado,  and presented several talks on recent research.  Welcome! Jákli Lab Left to Right: Nick Diorio; Oleg Lavrentovich; Tony Jákli; Tracy Zhang; the LCI’s TEM. Photo courtesy of Kent State University.