Crystals — Section Editors

Section Board for 'Liquid Crystals'

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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
Tel. +1-216-368-4125
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Interests: liquid crystals and complex fluids (electric and magnetic field effects, interfaces, phase transitions, colloidal inclusions); fluid interface instabilities; microgravity
Prof. Dr. M. Blanca Ros
Liquid Crystals and Polymers Group, Institute of Materials Science of Aragón (ICMA), Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
Tel. +34 976 762277
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Interests: Bent-core Liquid Crystals; Functional Liquid Crystals; Supramolecular Materials; Supramolecular Chemistry; Nanomaterials for biomedical applications
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Materials: Liquid Crystal-Assisted Advanced Functional Materials
Prof. Dr. Rajratan Basu
Department of Physics, The United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402, USA
Tel. +1-410-293-6684
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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
Prof. Dr. Liang-Chy Chien
Chemical Physics, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242, USA
Fax: +1 330 672 2796
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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
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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Crystals: Micro and Nano Patterned Substrates for Liquid Crystal Alignment
Prof. Dr. Helen Gleeson
School of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Science, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
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Interests: liquid crystals; photonic materials; devices sensors; soft matter; self assembly
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
Tel. +1-330-672-7770; Fax: +1-330-672-2796
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Interests: liquid crystals; nanomaterials; nanochemistry; liquid crystal nanocomposites; 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
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Interests: photo-responsive liquid crystals; molecular motors and switches; chemistry; liquid crystal polymer networks; bio-inspired materials
Prof. Dr. Munehiro Kimura
Department of Electrical Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka, Japan
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Interests: liquid crystals; LCD; surface and molecular alignment; measurement of LC properties
Prof. Dr. Samo Kralj
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor, Koroska 160, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
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Interests: frustrated liquid crystal patterns; nanoparticle self organization; soft nano-composites; topological defects; interfacial phenomena
Prof. Dr. Satyendra Kumar
Department of Physics, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
Tel. +1 330 672-3054
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Interests: bulk and interfacial structure and morphology; electro-optical studies and applications of liquid crystals; elastomers; and biomaterials
Dr. Emmanuelle Lacaze
Institut des NanoSciences de Paris, CNRS – Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 75005 Paris, France
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Prof. Dr. Oleg D. Lavrentovich
Trustees Research Professor, Liquid Crystal Institute, Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program, Kent State University, Kent OH 44242, USA
Fax: +1 330 672 2796
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Interests: physical properties of liquid crystals; topological defects in liquid crystals
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
Tel. +55-11-30916830
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Interests: magnetic colloids; lyotropic liquid crystals; low-density lipoproteins; nonlinear optical properties; structure of mesophases
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Crystals: New Trends in Lyotropic Liquid Crystals
Prof. Dr. George Nounesis
Director of Research, Biomolecular Physics Laboratory, NCSR "Demokritos" , 153 10 Aghia Paraskevi , Greece
Tel. +302106503857; Fax: +302106543526
Interests: structure-based thermodynamics of biomolecules and biomolecular interactions; liquid-crystalline and soft nanostructured materials
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Crystals: Biological Applications and Biologically-Inspired Liquid Crystals
Prof. Dr. Kazuya Saito
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
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Interests: liquid crystals; molecular dynamics and structural phase transition; calorimetry and thermal analysis; crystallography
Prof. Dr. Mohan Srinivasarao
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0245, USA
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Interests: liquid crystals; optics; polymer physics; structural color; light microscopy; scattering; light
Dr. Alexandros Vanakaras
Department of Materials Science, University of Patras, Patras 26504, Greece
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Interests: soft matter molecular theory and simulations; fullerene containing liquid crystals; massive molecular flexibility and mesomorphism; liquid crystal dendrimers
Prof. Dr. David M. Walba
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Colorado Boulder, CO 80309-0215, USA
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Interests: ferroelectric liquid crystals; Bent-core liquid crystals; chiral and polar symmetries in liquid crystals; liquid crystal-based nanomaterials
Prof. Dr. Slobodan Žumer
1. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, Jadranska 19, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
2. Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tel. +386 1 4766 500
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Interests: Topological soft matter; confined and colloidal liquid crystals; topological defects; theory, modeling, and simulations
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