Crystals — Section Editors

Section Board for 'Liquid Crystals' (34)

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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. Dmitry A. Bedrov
Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Utah, USA
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Interests: Atomistic molecular dynamics simulations, polarizable force fields, liquid crystals, self-assembly, polymers, materials for energy applications
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Special Issue in Polymers: Multiscale Modeling of Polymers
Special Issue in Crystals: New Materials for Li-Ion Batteries
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. Vladimir Chigrinov
1. Professor, Foshan University, jiang-wan-yi-lu, Chancheng, Foshan, Guangdong, P.R. China, 528000
2. Emeritus Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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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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Special Issue in Crystals: Micro and Nano Patterned Substrates for Liquid Crystal Alignment
Special Issue in Crystals: Micro and Nano Patterned Substrates for Liquid Crystal Alignment (Volume II)
Prof. Dr. Alberta Ferrarini
Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
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Interests: molecular modeling of soft matter (theory and simulations); chirality; elasticity; liquid crystals; lipid membranes
Prof. Shin-Tson Wu
College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida,Orlando, USA
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Interests: advanced liquid crystal display materials, display devices, and device modeling; electronic laser beam steering and adaptive optics using fast-response spatial light modulators; adaptive liquid crystal and liquid lenses for forveated imaging and zoom lens; bio-inspired tunable optical filters using cholesteric liquid crystals
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Special Issue in Nanomaterials: Perovskite Materials and Devices–– Progress and Challenges
Prof. Dr. Helen Gleeson
Cavendish Professor of Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
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Interests: liquid crystals; photonic materials; devices sensors; soft matter; self assembly
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Special Issue in Crystals: Early Career Innovators on Liquid Crystals
Prof. Anatoliy V. Glushchenko
Affiliation: University of Colorado Springs, UCCS BioFrontiers Center and Department of Physics, United States
Tel. (719) 255-3130
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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
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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. Mikhail Osipov
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
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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
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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
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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. Cliff Jones
Soft Matter Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK
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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
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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
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Interests: cholesteric and chiral liquid crystals; polymer–liquid crystal composites; biological liquid crystals; biomimetic replicas; materials design—structure—optical properties
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 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
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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. 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
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Special Issue in Crystals: Topological Defects in Liquid Crystals: Fundamentals and Applications
Prof. Dr. Satyendra Kumar
Associate Vice President for Research, University at Albany, Albany, NY 12222, USA
Tel. +1-(330)-357-1615
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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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Interests: liquid crystal; deformations; topological defects; nanoparticles composites
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
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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
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Interests: structure-based thermodynamics of biomolecules and biomolecular interactions; liquid-crystalline and soft nanostructured materials
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Special Issue in Crystals: Biological Applications and Biologically-Inspired Liquid Crystals
Prof. M. Blanca Ros
Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Química Orgánica. Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Zaragoza-CSIC, 50009-Zaragoza, Spain
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Interests: bent-core liquid crystals; liquid crystal-based materials, supramolecular functional materials; biomaterials
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Special Issue in Materials: Liquid Crystal-Assisted Advanced Functional Materials
Special Issue in Crystals: Design and Control of Chiral Supramolecular Organizations in Liquid Crystals
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
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Special Issue in Crystals: Early Career Innovators on Liquid Crystals
Dr. Giacomo Saielli
CNR Institute on Membrane Technology, Padua Unit and Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padua. Via Marzolo, 1 - 35131, Padova, Italy
Tel. +39-049-8275279; Fax: +39-049-8275239
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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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Special Issue in Crystals: Ionic Liquid Crystals
Prof. 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
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Special Issue in Crystals: Molecular Dynamics and Phase Transition
Prof. Dr. Dae-Shik Seo
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, 262 Seongsanno, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-749, Republic of Korea
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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 30332-0245, 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. Epifanio G. Virga
Università di Pavia, Dipartimento di Matematica, via Ferrata 5, I-27100 Pavia, Italy
Fax: +39 0382 985602
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Interests: soft matter mathematical modelling
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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