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Rice fine-tunes quantum dots from coalRice fine-tunes quantum dots from coal
Rice University scientists gain control of electronic, fluorescent properties of coal-based graphene
Graphene quantum dots made from coal, introduced in 2013 by the Rice University lab of chemist James Tour, can be engineered for specific semiconducting properties in either of two single-step processes.  (March 18, 2015)


Research paper named one of the best of 2014Research paper named one of the best of 2014
A paper by Rice's Pedro Alvarez and his colleagues on the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in China has been named one of the best of 2014 by the American Chemical Society journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters.  (March 12, 2015)


Rice has 8 graduate programs in U.S. News’ top 20Rice has 8 graduate programs in U.S. News’ top 20
Rice University has eight graduate programs that are ranked among the country’s top 20 in “U.S. News 2016 Best Graduate Schools.” (March 11, 2015)


Scientists question rush to build canalScientists question rush to build canal
Rice University environmental engineer joins concern over Nicaragua project
A consortium of environmental scientists has expressed strong concern about the impact of a controversial Central American canal across Nicaragua.  (March 4, 2015)


Aerogel catalyst shows promise for fuel cellsAerogel catalyst shows promise for fuel cells
Rice University scientists turn unzipped nanotubes into possible alternative for platinum
Graphene nanoribbons formed into a three-dimensional aerogel and enhanced with boron and nitrogen are excellent catalysts for fuel cells, even in comparison to platinum, according to Rice University researchers. (March 2, 2015)


Rice’s Stephan Link honored for nanoscience researchRice’s Stephan Link honored for nanoscience research
The Welch Foundation honors ‘rising star’ with $100,000 Hackerman Award
The Welch Foundation today presented its prestigious Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research to Rice University scientist Stephan Link, who was named this year’s “rising star” for his pioneering contributions to the emerging field of nanophotonics. (February 26, 2015)


Motor proteins prefer slow, steady movementMotor proteins prefer slow, steady movement
Rice University researchers find motors collaborate to regulate cell-transport systems
It takes at least two motor proteins to tango, according to Rice University scientists who discovered the workhorses that move cargo in cells are highly sensitive to the proximity of their peers. (February 23, 2015)


Binding bad: Buckyballs offer environmental benefitsBinding bad: Buckyballs offer environmental benefits
In Rice University study, treated carbon-60 molecules remove metals from liquids
Treated buckyballs not only remove valuable but potentially toxic metal particles from water and other liquids, but also reserve them for future use, according to scientists at Rice University.  (February 9, 2015)

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