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Kent State gets grant for liquid crystal research
$3 million from Third Frontier is for flexible LCD project
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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Kent State VP of Research, Grant McGimpsey, has been on the job for less than a year and already netted KSU $3 million, tied with Ohio State for the largest grant from Third Frontier this year
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Kent State University has snagged one of the largest grants this year from Third Frontier, the state's special stimulus fund for high-tech start-ups and expansion. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports on the flexible spending the university has in mind.
Kent State gets grant for liquid crystal research

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Kent State's Liquid Crystal Institute is part of a group that's received $3 million to study the merging of polymers and liquid crystal displays. Grant McGimpsey is vice president of research at Kent State, and says one goal of the project is a flexible LCD.

“I personally see a real opportunity for the introduction of liquid crystals into medical devices that might actually be worn on the body, or implanted in the body. Liquid crystals respond to stresses, they respond to stimuli, and they respond in ways that you can easily measure, either optically or electronically. Having those in proximity to the body would allow you to measure physiological signals, vital signs like pulse, respiration, blood pressure.”

McGimpsey says the university is matching the Third Frontier grant, along with AlphaMicron, Akron Polymer Systems, Crystal Diagnostics, and Kent Displays, all of which have close ties to the school and will assist with the project. Other Northeast Ohio Third Frontier grants went to Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic.
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