Fluorescence Confocal Polarizing Microscopy (FCPM) texture of fluorescent bent-core liquid crystal obtained by Rajdeep Deb is featured as a liquid crystal beauty picture of the month on the web page of the International Liquid Crystal Society.
Congratulations to Dennis, Rajdeep, Pegah, Bethany & Rahul for receiving SPIE scholarships.
The Division of Materials Research at the National Science Foundation has awarded Ivan Smalyukh a five-year NSF CAREER Award.
Dennis Gardner's striking photo of a blue phase has been selected as the January 2009 ILCS liquid crystal picture. The polarizing microscopy texture of cholesteric Blue Phase and Dennis Gardner as photographer are featured on the web page of the International Liquid Crystal Society.
Vising scientist Suman Anand from India joins the Research group. Welcome!
Chris Twombly and Pegah Naemi have received research fellowships to conduct summer research projects on nano-structured liquid crystals in the Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India.
Rahul Trivedi, Pegah Naemi, and Dennis Gardner receive fellowships from to participate in the SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference in San Diego (August 10-14, 2008)
Ivan Smalyukh receives the University of Colorado Innovation Seed Grant award
Ivan Smalyukh receives the NSF-DARPA PTAP award
Chris Twombly and Dennis Gardner receive 2008 SPIE scholarships
Ivan Smalyukh receives the University of Colorado JFDA award
Dennis receives the SMART research fellowship of University of Colorado; Chris and Pegah receive ICAM travel fellowships to aprticipate in the ILCC2008 conference in Korea and a Summer School in Croatia, respectively
Dennis Gardner, Chris Twombly, and Pegah Naemi initiate organization of SPIE student chapter at CU-Boulder
Postdoctoral Fellow, graduate research assistant, and visiting scientist positions to do research in soft condensed matter physics are available in Smalyukh Research Lab; for details see the announcement
Dennis Gardner receives the Second Best Paper Award from the Optical Society of America (OSA) for his presentation “Orientationally Ordered Soft Matter for Photonic Applications.” at the National Annual Conference, February 20-24
Pegah Naemi receives the UROP Research Assistantship to conduct research project "Photonic structures in liquid crystals and their applications." Congratulations!
Condensed Matter Physics Seminar presentation by Prof. Smalyukh “Laser-controlled molecular orientation patterns in liquid crystals & their imaging with CARS microscopy," Department of Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder, November 1, 2007
Our paper "Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) polarized microscopy of three-dimensional director structures in liquid crystals" is published by Applied Physics Letters, Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 151905 (2007)