- Pride in Innovation since 1965 - 2015 is LCI's 50th Anniverary!
Welcome to the LCI
The Glenn H. Brown Liquid Crystal Institute (LCI) was founded in 1965 by
Glenn H. Brown, a chemistry professor at Kent State University. The
birthplace of liquid crystal displays, the LCI is the world first research
center focused on the basic and applied science of liquid crystals. Glenn
Brown's foresight and vision in the promising future of the liquid
crystals has been borne out by the dramatic rise of the liquid crystal
display (LCD) industry through the subsequent 40 years that has fundamentally changed our modern life.
The impact of LC and
flat panel displays, now opening a new world of mobile tablets and 3D
vision, is being recognized as the second revolution in information dissemination
technology, after the invention of movable type printing by Gutenberg in
the mid 15th century.