Belated congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards from Kent State University. The recipients included an internationally recognized social geographer, a metadata expert, and a leading researcher in the science of liquid crystals and nanomaterials. This exciting news was found on the Kent State University website in their announcement titled, “Kent State Awards Three for Outstanding Research and Scholarship.”

James Tyner, Ph.D., professor of geography; Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., professor of library and information science; and Quan Li, Ph.D., senior research fellow in Kent State’s Liquid Crystal Institute, were recognized for notable scholarly contributions that have an impact on society. The awards are sponsored by Kent State’s Division of Research and Sponsored Programs and the University Research Council.

Grant McGimpsey, Ph.D., vice president for research at Kent State stated, “The awardees reflect the breadth of research at Kent State and the impact it has on our lives.”

The major contributions included population geography to organizing big data and broadening understanding of the structure and function of nanomaterials.

Melody K. Smith

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