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. 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: Micro and Nano Patterned Substrates for Liquid Crystal Alignment
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. 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
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: 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: 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
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. 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
Dr. Emmanuelle Lacaze
Institut des NanoSciences de Paris, CNRS – Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 75005 Paris, France
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