Physics

Dr. Michael Strickland's group at Kent State University will participate in a new Topical Theory Collaboration funded by DOE’s Office of Nuclear Physics to explore the behavior of heavy flavor particles. These particles are made of quarks of the “charm” and “bottom” varieties, which are heavier and rarer than the “up” and “down” quarks tha...

CRISPR-Cas9 has emerged as a potent genome editing tool that promises unprecedented control and specificity in targeting desired sequences and has been successfully employed in many cell lines and organisms. However, whether CRISPR-Cas9 can function in a setting where the target sequences can fold into stable secondary structures (alternat...

Co-PIs Dr. Michael Strickland (Professor and Chair, Physics), Dr. Qiang Guan (Assistant Professor, Computer Science), and Dr. Barry Dunietz (Associate Professor, Chemistry) have received a $500k grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a quantum computing (QC) training program at Kent State University.   The grant ad...

Sculpture on Front Campus

An opportunity that the Honors College at Kent State offers students is to create and present a thesis project. During the last year and a half of their undergraduate career, all Honors and non-Honors students have the opportunity to create a thesis/project from the ground up. With the assistance of a faculty member of their choice, h...

According to a recent analysis from Stanford University, six members of the Kent State University Physics Faculty are among the top 2% most cited scientists in the world.  Congratulations to the following faculty (alphabetical order by last name): Dr. Antal Jakli Dr. Oleg Lavrentovich Dr. Jonathan Selinger Dr. Michael Strickla...

Jacob Grant (pictured third from left) pictured with the rocket built by the Kent State high powered rocket team.

Jacob Grant, Kent State University Honors College student, is a senior aerospace engineering major with a minor in physics. Grant graduated from Edison High School in Milan, OH in 2017. After a late medical disqualification from the Air Force Academy, he chose to attend Kent State University. Grant is a third generation Kent State Univer...

Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute

On Nov. 15, Physics Professor Robin Selinger, Ph.D., a member of the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University was elected to the American Physical Society (APS) Board of Directors. Her three-year term begins on Jan. 1, 2020. The American Physical Society is a nonprofit me...

On Nov. 15, Physics Professor Robin Selinger, Ph.D., a member of the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University was elected to the American Physical Society (APS) Board of Directors. Her three-year term begins on Jan. 1, 2020. The American Physical Society is a nonprofit me...

Greta Babakhanova

As if graduating with your Ph.D., starting a National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral fellowship, getting married in Nepal and organizing an international research seminar wasn’t already a full plate for Kent State University doctoral student Greta Babakhanova, how about a little dessert?   Ms. Babakhanova, a chemical physic...

Organic light-emitting diode technologies (OLEDs), a key technological feature in the display of many models of mobile phones and televisions already provide great image quality and high-resolution. But are they as efficient as they can be? Inspired by methods used in liquid-crystal technology, Kent State University researchers in the Coll...