Liquid crystals and photonics
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The Liquid Crystals and Photonics group is proud to be at the
forefront of innovative materials design to facilitate high
technology devices of the past, present and future.
The group enjoys an enviable reputation for the innovative
design and delivery of materials with significant fundamental
properties, and importantly for high technology applications. In
2000 a spin-out company (Kingston Chemicals) was launched to
complement the research activities of the academic group. Kingston
Chemicals now provides liquid crystals for nematic and
ferroelectric displays, and materials for research evaluation to
academic and commercial customer throughout the world.
Liquid crystals research at the University of Hull goes back to
the late 1940s, and we continue to research into fundamental
properties of scientific importance that will facilitate the high
technology devices of the future.
Find out more about the history of our research
The liquid crystals and photonics group also has research
subsets of organophotonics and nanophysics within the Department of
Physics and Mathematics. Please see the organophotonics group pages
for details of the latest research in this area.
Visit the Organophotonics and Nanophysics groups' pages.
- Prof Stephen
Kelly, Department of Chemistry
- Prof Mary O'Neill, Department of Physics and Mathematics
- Prof Georg
Mehl, Department of Chemistry
- Dr Mike Hird,
Department of Chemistry
- Dr Rob Lewis,
Department of Chemistry
- Dr Ali Adawi, Department of Physics and Mathematics
- Dr Neil Kemp, Department of Physics and Mathematics
Postgraduate research opportunities
The Liquid Crystals and Photonics group has established a
high-quality and supportive research environment and offers
exciting research opportunities for postgraduate students.
The group attracts PhD research students and postdoctoral
researchers from around the globe. Training and researcher
development, including publication preparation, international
conference presentation, data analysis, information retrieval and
specialist method training, are very strongly supported and
encouraged through continuous review and discussion of progress in
If you are interested in carrying out your postgraduate research
studies with us please contact, in the first instance, Dr Mike Hird.
More information about postgraduate research in
the Department of Chemistry >