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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Kent State to Receive $1.67 Million in Federal Research Grants

August 7, 2014
Press Release

Warren, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $1.67 million in National Science Foundation research grants to be awarded to Kent State University.

“I applaud Kent State University for securing these federal grants. Advancements in education and scientific research are crucial for us to grow as a nation – and I am proud these investments are being made right here in our backyard,” said Congressman Ryan. “These well-deserved grants only further highlight Kent State’s outstanding academic and research record.”

Kent State University has received the following five federal grant awards through the National Science Foundation:

"DMREF/Collaborative Research: Chemoresponsive Liquid Crystals Based on Metal Ion-Ligand Coordination" will receive $503,622.00

“US Ireland R&D Partnership: Ferroelectric and Electroclinic Effects in Nano-particle Doped de Vries Smectic Liquid Crystals: Molecular Organisation and Order" will receive 385,000.00

"Charge transfer, injection and mobility in organic semi-conducting materials: modeling for insight on mechanistic aspects" will receive $325,683.00

"Photo-Aligning Molecular Orientations in Liquid Crystal Polymers into Complex Patterns for Programmable Origami” will receive $300,000.00

"MRI: Acquisition of an Intuitive Multi-Touch Scanning Electron Microscope to Enhance Research as well as Undergraduate Student Research and Natural Science Courses" will receive $161,039.00