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, 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 Hamed Shahsavan, a Ph.D. student in Chemical  Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON, Canada, to the LCI. He will  be here for the spring semester to work on the characterization of liquid crystal  elastomers for biomimetic applications. JákliLab, in collaboration with Dr. John West of Kent State University and Dr. Margaret Frey of Cornell University, is pleased to announce the participants for the 2015 RFLC-  IRES program. Greta Cukrov and Matthew Murachver of Kent State University, Emily  Kerr of Xavier University, Luke McDermott and Vanessa Stewart Sanchez of Cornell  University, and Aditi Naik of the University of Massachusetts Amherst have all been  selected to travel to Europe from mid-June through late July 2015. Further details are  to come. JákliLab recently welcomed Maria-Gabriela Tamba from Otto-von-Guericke Universität  Magdeburg back to the LCI for a short stay. She was here to perform X-ray  measurements in Berkeley and additional Science here.  JákliLab recently said good-bye to Roberta Ribeiro de Almeida, a Ph.D. student from  the Universidade Estadual de Maringá in Maringá, Brazil, who visited JákliLab from  October 2013 to September 2014 to conduct dielectric spectroscopy measurements on  novel and interesting liquid crystal mixtures. We wish her the best on her continued  endeavors towards her doctorate.  Roberta Ribeiro, Tracy Zhang, and Dr Jákli, in collaboration with Dr Jim Gleeson and  Dr Sam Sprunt of the Physics Department, recently published an article in Liquid  Crystals on studies of novel twist-bend liquid crystals. The article can be found here.  JákliLab had the pleasure of welcoming Dr Alexey Eremin, Dr Ágnes Buka, Dr Maria  Helena Godinho, Mrs Brigitte Saupe, and other invited guests to the Liquid Crystal  Institute for short visits. They all came to attend the Advances in Liquid Crystal  Science symposium, held in honor of Dr Peter Pálffy-Muhoray’s 71st birthday, at Kent  State University on the 12th and 13th of September. Dr. Eremin stayed at the Liquid  Crystal Institute for a few additional weeks to conduct some research.  Welcome! Jákli Lab Attendees of the Advances in Liquid Crystal Science symposium. Photo credit: