Current projects include:

• 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


Recent Highlights



Group photo with the committee memers after BingXiang Li’s PhD defense.


Taras Turiv receives the MSNO Student Award for his presentation entitled “Living cells patterned by liquid crystal” at the 63rd Annual SAS / MSNO/ ACS / AVS May Conference at John Carroll University.


Group photo – June 2019.


Group photo at the 2019 Liquid Crystals Gordon Research Conference at the Colby-Sawyer College in New London.