Our current research interests include bent-core and other reduced symmetry liquid crystals, bent-core and electro-spun fibers, flexoelectricity and piezoelectricity, small volume rheometry, and bent-core blue phases.
Recent News & Events.
13th International Conference on Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals FLC2011
Advances in Chiral and Polar Soft Matter, will be held between August 28th and September 2nd, 2011 in Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7Y6 Canada.
Antal Jakli (chair) - Kent State University, (USA)
Robert P. Lemieux (Vice-chair) - Queen's University, (Canada)
Charles Rosenblatt (Treasurer) - Case Western Reserve University, (USA)
Torsten Hegmann (Secretary) - University of Manitoba, (Canada)
Information on this conference can be found at Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals FLC2011 .
Recently Professor Jakli received the 2010 Luckhurst-Samulski Prize.
The article can be found at 2010 Luckhurst-Samulski Prize .
Dr. Stefanie Taushanoff successfully defended her PhD thesis to receive her degree in Chemical Physics. She is currently teaching at Wasada University in Tokyo, Japan.
(January 31, 2011)
Several students are doing non-dissertation research our group during this semester:
2nd Year CPIP Students
High School Interns