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3-D graphene has promise for bio applications3-D graphene has promise for bio applications
Rice-led team welds nanoscale sheets to form tough, porous material
Flakes of graphene welded together into solid materials may be suitable for bone implants, according to a study led by Rice University scientists.  (September 2, 2016)

 

ACS recognizes buckyball discoveryACS recognizes buckyball discovery
The American Chemical Society has presented Rice University the Citation for Chemical Breakthroughs Award in recognition of the discovery of carbon 60, or the buckyball, at Rice in 1985. Buckyball co-discoverer Robert Curl accepted the award Aug. 21 at the ACS annual meeting in Philadelphia along with Matteo Pasquali, chair of the chemistry department.  (August 26, 2016)

 

Map helps maximize carbon-capture materialMap helps maximize carbon-capture material
Rice University scientists study efficiency of adsorbents for natural gas sweetening
A careful balance of the ingredients in carbon-capture materials would maximize the sequestration of greenhouse gases while simplifying the processing – or “sweetening” – of natural gas, according to researchers at Rice University. (August 22, 2016)

 

Paul Cherukuri named executive director of IBBPaul Cherukuri named executive director of IBB
Paul Cherukuri ’08 was appointed executive director of the Rice Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering (IBB) this month.  (August 22, 2016)

 

Rice faculty make most-cited researchers listRice faculty make most-cited researchers list
Thirteen current or former Rice faculty appear on a list of most-cited researchers developed for Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016.  (August 19, 2016)

 

Annual faculty lecture highlights scholarly life at RiceAnnual faculty lecture highlights scholarly life at Rice
Rice’s incoming students were encouraged to embrace the university’s many opportunities for scholarly engagement during the O-Week Faculty Address Aug. 15 in Tudor Fieldhouse. The address featured a discussion from Professor Emilie Ringe who highlighted the growing interest and importance of nanomaterials.   (August 17, 2016)

 

Nanoribbons in solutions mimic natureNanoribbons in solutions mimic nature
Rice University scientists test graphene ribbons’ abilities to integrate with biological systems
Graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) bend and twist easily in solution, making them adaptable for biological uses like DNA analysis, drug delivery and biomimetic applications, according to scientists at Rice University.  (August 15, 2016)

 

Rice has key role in new computational science instituteRice has key role in new computational science institute
Molecular Sciences Software Institute will develop tools for complex problems
Rice University is among eight institutions chosen to lead a national effort to transform the field of computational molecular sciences to give scientists new tools to tackle problems that are far too complex to solve with today’s technology, workforce and capabilities.  (July 29, 2016)

 
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