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Welcome Deniz and Lenka


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Welcome to Deniz (left) and Lenka (right).

Deniz join our group as a new PhD candidate. She will work on "TRANSCEND Project": Transforming autonomous navigation, swarm robotics and construction by using Cholesteric Spherical Reflectors (CSRs) encoding data into surfaces.

Lenka is currently a PhD student at Tomas Bata University. She join our group as an intern. She will investigate the liquid crystalline behavior of collagen solution and try to utilize these properties in electro spun fibres.

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New article in Crystals!

Many congratulations to JungHyun and Jan for recent article "Topological Defect-Guided Regular Stacking of Focal Conic Domains in Hybrid-Aligned Smectic Liquid Crystal Shells" published in Crystals. Article is open access.


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Welcome Katrin and Nikolay!



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Welcome to Katrin (left) and Nikolay (right) come back for their further study. Katrin will working on the potential of electrospun, liquid crystal-filled polymer fibres for the quantitative detection of volatile organic compounds. Nikolay will working on liquid crystal shells as reporters of bimolecular adsorption events.




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New article in Crystals!

Many congratulations to Larry and the team for the latest article "Measuring the Anisotropy in Interfacial Tension of Nematic Liquid Crystals" published in Crystals.


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New publication!

Many congratulations to the team for the recently published article "Linking physical objects to their digital twins via fiducial markers designed for invisibility to humans" in Multifunctional Materials.
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Congratulations to Anjali!

Congratulations to Anjali who recently defended her Ph.D thesis on "Liquid Crystal Shells: from Physics Mysteries, via Chemistry Challenges, to Biosensing Opportunities”.


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New article on LCE shells!

Many congratulations to Anjali, Andy, and Jan for the recent article "Liquid crystal elastomer shells with topological defect-defined actuation: Complex shape morphing, opening/closing, and unidirectional rotation" published in the Journal of Applied Physics. We are also happy to share that this article is Editor's pick. Article is open access.

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Popular Science Summary

Check here popular Science Summary of our recently published article "Encoding Hidden Information onto Surfaces Using Polymerized Cholesteric Spherical Reflectors".




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Welcome Najiya!

Welcome our new PhD candidate Najiya to the ESMP. Najiya will be working on "Physics meet Biology " scheme, specifically on research in liquid crystal elastomers for artificial vasculature for sustaining organoid growth.

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Manos on the podcast called ''All Things Photonics'

A very simple and informative explanation of colours. Listen Manos Anyfas talking about the recent paper in a podcast called ''All Things Photonics’'. Manos’s part starts from 36:45.
https://photonics.com/Podcast/Ian_Walmsley_Unlocking_a_Quantum_Advantage/pce25
Here is the original article:
Responsive Photonic Liquid Marbles
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.202008210#.X8fZL0vRKyY.twitter


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