website is based on numerous work of liquid crystal researchers and
scientists, who made the LC display from a research interest into a
de facto application in our everyday life. I would like to express
our gratitude to the faculty team at
Liquid Crystal Institute of
Kent State University, Prof.
who taught me the wonderful world of liquid crystals.
My sincere thank is to my
advisor Prof. O. D. Lavrentovich, who is always there guiding and inspiring me
in my research. I want to greatly thank Dr. I. I. Smalyukh for his constructive
suggestions and help. Great thanks go to my friends/colleagues at Liquid Crystal
Institute, Bohdan, Chen, Li, Wang, Yin, Zhang and others, for their useful discussions.
A special thank is for the student seminar organized by West Group, where I
Acknowledgements also go to
2005-2006 Samsung Scholarship, and 2006
Educational Scholarship in Optics and Engineering.