Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Master of Science (M.S.)
The Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program at Kent State University provides Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) students with extensive scientific training, cutting-edge research opportunities and engineering skills necessary for a variety of careers in the academy and in industry. Program faculty and students conduct research in Kent State's Liquid Crystals Institute in liquid crystal synthesis and molecular design, liquid crystal materials and properties, lyotropic liquid crystals and bio-related materials, optoelectronics, and nanoscience and nanotechnologies. These important research foci are inherently interdisciplinary.
The Liquid Crystal Engineeringconcentration in the M.S. degree offers a two-year curriculum with a focus on practical learning combining both lecture and laboratory coursework. This degree program responds to the growing need for skilled engineers with expertise in liquid crystals by providing students with opportunities to learn the basic sciences; modelling and simulation; electronic and optical design; fabrication and testing of displays, electro-optic devices, sensing devices and applied systems in the advanced facilities of Kent State University's Liquid Crystal Institute. Graduate students will acquire practical skills as well as working knowledge of the fundamental science and technology needed in the cutting-edge liquid crystal industry. This program has been developed by world-renowned liquid crystal scientists at the Liquid Crystal Institute, together with engineers and technology specialists from industry.