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Rice Academy of Fellows aims to boost research profileRice Academy of Fellows aims to boost research profile
10 faculty named fellows; 5 postdoctoral fellows to be recruited
A new university wide scholarly consortium of faculty fellows and distinguished postdoctoral fellows has been created to significantly raise Rice’s overall research profile by fostering intellectual exchange and advancement of research. (November 2, 2015)

 

Cobalt atoms on graphene a powerful comboCobalt atoms on graphene a powerful combo
Rice University catalyst holds promise for clean, inexpensive hydrogen production
Graphene doped with nitrogen and augmented with cobalt atoms has proven to be an effective, durable catalyst for the production of hydrogen from water, according to scientists at Rice University.  (October 21, 2015)

 

Are cars nanotube factories on wheels?Are cars nanotube factories on wheels?
Rice University, Paris colleagues: Study of lung cells suggests nanotubes are common pollutants
Cars appear to produce carbon nanotubes, and some of the evidence has been found in human lungs.  (October 19, 2015)

 

Graphene nano-coils are natural electromagnetsGraphene nano-coils are natural electromagnets
Rice University researchers discover graphene spirals could challenge macro solenoids
In the drive to miniaturize electronics, solenoids have become way too big, say Rice University scientists who discovered the essential component can be scaled down to nano-size with macro-scale performance.  (October 16, 2015)

 

Rice research in two subject areas ranked among world’s top 35Rice research in two subject areas ranked among world’s top 35
Two areas of research at Rice University are ranked among the world’s top 35 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Global Universities. (October 14, 2015)

 

Rice, MD Anderson win $1.8M for nanotech, cancer trainingRice, MD Anderson win $1.8M for nanotech, cancer training
Program will train Ph.D. students, postdocs to translate lab research to clinic
Rice University and the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center have won a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to train graduate students and postdoctoral research associates to translate nanotechnology breakthroughs into clinical treatments for cancer patients. (October 12, 2015)

 

Kolomeisky named fellow of American Physical SocietyKolomeisky named fellow of American Physical Society
Anatoly Kolomeisky, a professor of chemistry and of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Rice University, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society. (October 9, 2015)

 

Carbon black implicated in emphysemaCarbon black implicated in emphysema
Researchers at Rice, Baylor College of Medicine analyze nanoparticles found in smokers’ lungs
Physicians could only guess – until recently – at the composition of the black material found in the lungs of smokers who died of emphysema. (October 6, 2015)

 
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