Liana Lucchetti

Marche Polytechnic University

Liana Lucchetti  is Associate Professor of Experimental Physics at Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy. She is the vice president of the Italian Liquid Crystal Society (SICL). She published nearly 100 papers in peer- review international journals, most of which as first author or as corresponding author. She has been one of the discoverers of the Colossal Optical Nonlinearity of dye doped nematic liquid crystals. The group she leads has developed a novel strategy to characterize the viscoelasiticity of DNA- based LC and was among the first research groups to combine LC materials with lithium niobate ferroelectric crystals both in conventional cells and in optofluidic configuration. The Optics of Soft Matter group is also one of the pioneers in the characterization of the newly discovered ferroelectric nematic liquid crystals.