Antal I. JákliProfessor, Chemical Physics interdisciplinaryProgram & Liquid Crystal InstituteKent State UniversityContact InformationLiquid Crystal & Materials Science BldgLab: Rms 246 & 249(330) 672-1540Office: Rm 319(330) 672-4886Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgCV/BioM.Sc. Eötvös Lóránd University (Budapest), Physics, 1983Ph.D. Eötvös Lóránd University (Budapest), Physics, 1986Habilitation, Institute for Solid State Physics (Budapest), 1992D.Sc. Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest), Physics, 2000Courses•2010-Present: “Fundamentals of Liquid Crystal Science”, 4credit 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”, 3credit hour graduate course, Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program, Kent State University•2001: “Liquid Crystal Physics”, 3 credit hour graduatecourse, 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 postdoctoralresearch 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 CrystalConference 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 DrRalf 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 LabLeft to Right: Nick Diorio; Oleg Lavrentovich; Tony Jákli; Tracy Zhang; the LCI’s TEM.Photo courtesy of Kent State University.