List of  Grants

Research Projects:


National Science Foundation (US/Ireland R & D Partnership Program)


Project:  Ferroelectric and Electroclinic Effects in Nanoparticle Doped deVries Smectic LCs:Molecular Organization & Order

Funding Level: $ 385,000

Investigators: S. Kumar (PI), D.M. Agra-Kooijman, P. Stevenson (Ireland),  J. Vij (Trinity College)

Duration: 9/1/2015 – 8/31/2017



U. S. Department of Energy


Project: Biaxiality in the Nematic and Smectic Liquid Crystals

Funding Level: $1,050,000

Investigators: S. Kumar (PI), D.M. Agra-Kooijman, Q. Li, A. Rey (McGill), and M. Srinivasarao (GaTech)

Duration: 3/1/2013 – 2/28/2016



Binational Science Foundation (Israel) 


Project: Photoalignment and photoconductivity in nano dimensional chalcogenide films on liquid crystal heterostructures

Funding Level: $153,600

Investigators: A. Ibrahim (Ben Gurion University, Israel) and S. Kumar (KSU)

Duration: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2016