You like drawing chemical structures and searching for them on the internet (I do too!)
We have about 16patents about dichroic dyes, 4 per Milestone.
(Note that most of these dyes date from 1980, and are now part of the public domain.)
This easy project reviews the patents and estimates the feasability of synthesizing the dyes.
The primary challenge is that these dyes are really obscure, really arcane. In many instances these dyes are so obscure that they are not included in CA.
Likwise the precursor chemicals are often not stock chemicals. The precursors need to be synthesized first, then the dyes.
You will review the dyes and will analyze them for feasability, given the usual feasability considerations and more :
Waste disposal cost
Precursor materials safety
End product consumer toxicity
Labor cost to synthesize
Dye order parameter
Compatible with the liquid crystal host
You may write pithy comments about each individual dye product on to the patent sheets for efficiency. I do not need a formal report prepared. Your comments written directly onto the actual patent sheets should be sufficient.
You will complete the project within 14 days of acceptance.