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Section Board for 'Liquid Crystals' (53)

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Prof. Dr. Charles Rosenblatt
Section Editor-in-Chief
Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH 44106-7079, USA
Interests: liquid crystals and complex fluids (electric and magnetic field effects, interfaces, phase transitions, colloidal inclusions); fluid interface instabilities; microgravity
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Dr. Jeroen Beeckman
Electronics and Information Systems Department, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Interests: liquid crystals; integrated optics; electro-optic effects; optical nonlinear effects; photonic applications of liquid crystals
Prof. Dr. Timothy D. Wilkinson
Centre of Molecular Materials for Photonics and Electronics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1TN, UK
Interests: spatial light modulators, holography, displays, telecoms and microscopy
Prof. Dr. Lou Kondic
Department of Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
Interests: liquid crystals; fluid dynamics; molecular dynamics simulations
Prof. Dr. Mingjun Huang
South China Advanced Institute of Soft Matter Science and Technology, School of Molecular Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
Interests: self-assembly study of hybrid macromolecules; design of functional polymer materials for specific needs in energy strorage and optical films; liquid crystals/liquid crystal polymers with unprecedented properties for applications in optical and electric materials
Prof. Dr. Ágnes Buka
Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, Hungary
Interests: pattern forming instabilities and defects in liquid crystals
Dr. Stephen J. Cowling
Department of Chemistry, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK
Interests: liquid crystals; nematic; smectic; polymers; dichroic dyes
Prof. Dr. Alexey Bobrovsky
Faculty of Chemistry, Moscow State University, Leninskiegory, 119991 Moscow, Russia
Interests: liquid crystals; liquid crystalline polymers; photochemistry; photochromism; chiral mesophases
Prof. Dr. Shigeyuki Yamada
Faculty of Molecular Chemistry and Engineering, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto 606-8585, Japan
Interests: organic synthesis; fluorine; liquid crystals; fluorescence; phosphorescence; stimulus-responsive materials
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Dr. Blanc Christophe
Laboratoire Charles Coulomb, CNRS, Université de Montpellier, 34000 Montpellier, France
Interests: liquid crystals; topological defects; phase transitions; interfaces; colloids
Prof. Dr. Yi-Hsin Lin
Department of Photonics, National Chiao Tung University Taiwan, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Interests: liquid crystal photoelectric element; liquid crystal optics; liquid crystal physics
Prof. Dr. Yitzhak Mastai
Bar Ilan's Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Ramat Gan, Israel
Interests: chiral surfaces; chiral crystallization; chiral self-assembled monolayers; supramolecular chemistry; chiral polymers; Nanomaterials; thin films; water and liquids in nanoporous materials; biomimetic chemistry; crystal engineering; ALD
Prof. Dr. Tullio Scopigno
Dipartimento di Fisica, Universitá Roma “Sapienza”,P.le Aldo Moro 2, 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: ultrafast spectroscopy, Raman, non-linear optics, photonics, amorphous matarials, supercooled liquids, statistical mechanics
Prof. Dr. Serguei Petrovich Palto
Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography of Federal Scientific Research Centre " Crystallography and Photonics", Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Interests: liquid crystals, liquid crystal photonics, lasing, electrooptics, organized molecular films, organic semiconductors, photoelectricity, ferroelectricity
Dr. Michael E. McConney

Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Air Force Research Laboratory 3005 Hobson Way, Bldg 651, Room 228 WPAFB, OH 45433-7707, USA
Interests: liquid crystals, cholesterics, nematics, liquid crystal polymers, photonic crystals, photorefractive materials, magnetoelectric materials, multiferroic materials and dynamic properties of magnetic materials
Prof. Dr. Rajratan Basu
Department of Physics, The United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402, USA
Interests: directed self-assembly of nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, ferroelectric nanoparticles, graphene, ferromagnetic nanoparticles, gold nanoparticles, nanodiamonds etc.) in liquid crystals; development of liquid crystal / nanomaterials based nano- electromechanical systems; electro-optic devices; micro-switching devices; and electromechanical memory functions; order-disorder phenomena in soft matter systems; liquid crystal phases and phase transitions
Dr. Borislav Angelov
Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: lipid polymorphism; lipid cubic phases; non-lamellar lipid phases; lipid nanoparticles; protein crystallization; kinetics of crystal growth; kinetics of phase transitions; liquid crystals; time resolved X-ray scattering (SAXS and WAXS); X-ray powder diffraction; pump-probe and stop-flow kinetics; membrane biophysics
Prof. Dr. Dmitry A. Bedrov
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Interests: multiscale modeling of soft-condensed matter systems; materials for energy applications
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Prof. Dr. Liang-Chy Chien
Chemical Physics, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
Interests: liquid crystals; soft materials science; displays and applications of liquid crystals
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Chigrinov
Department of Electronic, Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
Interests: computer modeling of various electrooptical effects in liquid crystals (LC); photo-aligning technique for LCD applications; LC devices in fiber optics; fast multistable ferroelectric liquid crystal devices
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Prof. Dr. Alberta Ferrarini
Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Interests: molecular modeling of soft matter (theory and simulations); chirality; elasticity; liquid crystals; lipid membranes
Prof. Dr. Helen Gleeson
Cavendish Professor of Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Interests: liquid crystals; photonic materials; devices sensors; soft matter; self assembly
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Prof. Dr. Anatoliy V. Glushchenko
UCCS BioFrontiers Center and Department of Physics, University of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, USA
Interests: liquid crystal; nanoparticles; display application; fast switching; phase retardation; tunable lenses; beam steering devices; polymers; composite structures
Dr. Maxim V. Gorkunov
Head of the Department of Theoretical Studies, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography, Federal Scientific Research Centre “Crystallography and Photonics”, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Interests: structure and phase transitions of liquid crystals and liquid crystal polymers; plasmonic and dielectric metamaterials; homogenization; nonlinearity; tunability and artificial chirality; liquid-crystal-tunable metasurfaces
Prof. Dr. Tibor Szilvási
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, The University of Alabama, 245 7th Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405, USA
Interests: electronic structure calculations; molecular simulations; liquid crystals; interfacial phenomena; materials for energy applications
Prof. Dr. Victor Reshetnyak
Physics Faculty, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 01601 Kyiv, Ukraine
Interests: liquid crystal lenses; surface and Tamm plasmons in liquid crystals; liquid crystals filled with nanoparticles; polymer dispersed liquid crystals; metamaterials based on liquid crystals; nonlinear optics of liquid crystals; photorefraction in liquid crystals
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Prof. Dr. Francesco Simoni
Dipartimento SIMAU, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
Interests: liquid crystals; nonlinear optics; optofluidics; optical manipulation; holographic technologies; composite materials
Dr. Ingo Dierking
Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Interests: liquid crystals; chiral liquid crystals; ferroelectric liquid crystals; polymer stabilized liquid crystals; nanoparticles in anisotropic fluids; liquid crystal-nanotube dispersions; defects and defect dynamics; phase ordering in soft matter; fractal structures
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Dr. Aleksandra Drozd-Rzoska
Institute of High Pressure Physics Polish Academy of Sciences ‘Unipress’, Warsaw, Poland
Interests: glass formers; liquid crystals; plastic crystals; polymers; critical liquids; food and cosmetics related systems; high pressures; negative pressures; broad band dielectric spectroscopy; nonlinear dielectric spectroscopy; Kerr effect; thermodynamics
Dr. Teresa Sierra
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Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Zaragoza-CSIC, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: liquid crystals; supramolecular chirality; supramolecular electronics; self-assembled materials; dendrimers; drug-delivery
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Dr. Jordi Ignés-Mullol
Departament de Ciència de Materials i Química Física, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: active soft matter; surfactant and nanoparticle Langmuir-Blodgett films; liquid crystal defects and patterns; colloids dispersed in liquid crystals; nonequilibrium dynamics of colloid assemblies
Dr. Benoit Heinrich
Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (IPCMS), CNRS − Université de Strasbourg, 23 rue du Loess, 67034 Strasbourg, France
Interests: liquid crystals; molecular/ionic liquids; soft matter; bulk structure and thin layer morphology; X-ray scattering/diffraction; neutron scattering; thermal properties
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Prof. Dr. Mikhail Osipov
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XH, UK
Interests: theory of liquid crystals; mesogenic polymers and related soft matter materials including phase transitions; dielectric; ferroelectric; rheological and surface properties
Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Yokoyama
Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, Physics Department & Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program, Kent State University, 1425 Lefton Esplanade, Kent, OH 44242-0001, USA
Interests: surface; colloid and thin film science of soft matter; photoalignment; electro-optic devices based on micropatterned surfaces
Prof. Dr. Jagdish K. Vij
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Interests: ferroelectric/antiferroelectric liquid crystal; twist bend-nematic and smectic phases in achiral bimesogens and bent-core systems; high-K and low-K dielectrics; glass science
Prof. Dr. Cliff Jones
Soft Matter Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Interests: liquid crystals; LC displays; non display applications of LC; nano-imprint lithography and device fabrication; optics of liquid crystals; ferroelectric liquid crystals; bistable LCD; novel LC phases
Dr. Jun-ichi Fukuda
Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Kyushu University 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
Interests: theory and modeling of liquid crystals and other soft matter systems; self-assembled structures; topological defects; optics
Dr. Michel Mitov
Director of Research at CNRS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France Centre d’Elaboration de Matériaux et d’Etudes Structurales, CEMES, Toulouse, France
Interests: cholesteric and chiral liquid crystals; polymer–liquid crystal composites; biological liquid crystals; biomimetic replicas; materials design—structure—optical properties
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Prof. Dr. Torsten Hegmann
Ohio Research Scholar in Science & Technology of Advanced Nanomaterials, Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
Interests: liquid crystals; nanomaterials; nanochemistry; liquid crystal nanocomposite; lyotropic liquid crystals; chirality; self-assembly
Prof. Dr. Nathalie Katsonis
Bio-inspired and Smart Materials, Faculty of Science and Technology (BNT), University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Interests: photo-responsive liquid crystals; molecular motors and switches; chemistry; liquid crystal polymer networks; bio-inspired materials
Prof. Dr. Samo Kralj
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor, Koroska 160, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
Interests: soft matter physics; topological defects; phase transitions; surface phenomena; physics of disorder; biophysics; physics on nanoparticles
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Prof. Dr. Satyendra Kumar
Associate Vice President for Research, University at Albany, Albany, NY 12222, USA
Interests: bulk and interfacial structure and morphology; electro-optical studies and applications of liquid crystals; elastomers; and biomaterials
Prof. Dr. Oleg D. Lavrentovich
Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, Department of Physics and Materials Science Graduate Program, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
Interests: lyotropic chromonic lquid crystals; twist-bend nematics; heliconical cholesterics; electrophoresis and electro-osmosis enabled by liquid crystals; nanosecond electro-optics; living liquid crystals; topological defects; chirality and confinement; materials for transformation optic; liquid crystal elastomers
Prof. Dr. Antonio Martins Figueiredo Neto
Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, Rua do Matão Nr.1371 CEP 05508-090 Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, Brazil
Interests: magnetic colloids; lyotropic liquid crystals; low-density lipoproteins; nonlinear optical properties; structure of mesophases
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Prof. Dr. M. Blanca Ros
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Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Química Orgánica. Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Zaragoza-CSIC, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: bent-core liquid crystals; liquid crystal-based materials, supramolecular functional materials; biomaterials
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Dr. Giacomo Saielli
CNR Institute on Membrane Technology, Padua Unit and Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padua. Via Marzolo, 1 - 35131 Padova, Italy
Interests: ionic liquid crystals; ionic liquids; liquid crystals; viologens; density fuctional theory; molecular dynamics simulation; Gay-Berne models; nuclear magnetic resonance
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Prof. Dr. Kazuya Saito
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
Interests: liquid crystals; molecular dynamics and structural phase transition; calorimetry and thermal analysis; crystallography
Prof. Dr. Dae-Shik Seo
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, 262 Seongsanno, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-749, Korea
Interests: nano wrinkle; flexible display; nano-LCD; LC alignment; oxide TFT
Prof. Dr. Mohan Srinivasarao
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
Interests: physics of liquid crystals; polymer physics; structural color; fluid dynamics; light microscopy
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Prof. Dr. Epifanio G. Virga
Dipartimento di Matematica, Università di Pavia, via Ferrata 5, I-27100 Pavia, Italy
Interests: soft matter mathematical modelling
Prof. Dr. David M. Walba
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Colorado Boulder, CO 80309-0215, USA
Interests: ferroelectric liquid crystals; Bent-core liquid crystals; chiral and polar symmetries in liquid crystals; liquid crystal-based nanomaterials
Prof. Dr. Slobodan Žumer
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1. Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
2. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, Jadranska 19, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: topological soft matter; confined and colloidal liquid crystals; topological defects; dynamics and optics of liquid crystals; theory, modeling, and simulations
Prof. Dr. Valentina Domenici
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Soft Matter Spectroscopy Laboratory, Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, University of Pisa, Via Giuseppe Moruzzi, 13, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: liquid crystals; liquid crystal elastomers; 2H NMR; orientational order; supramolecular organization; self assembling; conformational properties; dynamics
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