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Faculty Search, Department of Chemistry:

Rice University seeks applicants for tenure-track appointments with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017. We welcome applicants with expertise in all areas of organic chemistry, all areas of inorganic and nanoscale chemistry, and experimental physical chemistry. Rice University also seeks applicants for new faculty members at all ranks in the broad area of molecular nanotechnology.

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Introduction to Scientific Research

Students will conduct scientific research in the laboratories of Rice faculty in the areas of Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Materials, and Engineering. During the five-week course, students will engage in full-time research and will be mentored by experienced researchers under the supervision of Rice faculty. 

This course is for high school students of the classes of 2017 and 2018.

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Tour testifies on Capitol Hill about graphene ‘space race’Tour testifies on Capitol Hill about graphene ‘space race’
March 16
Appearing before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection at the hearing “Disrupter Series: Advanced Materials and Production” March 15, Rice University chemist James Tour took the opportunity to testify about the importance of graphene. Graphene is stronger than steel but is still in the developmental and lab-to-marketplace phase. 


Rice lab expands palette for color-changing glassRice lab expands palette for color-changing glass
March 8
Rice University’s latest nanophotonics research could expand the color palette for companies in the fast-growing market for glass windows that change color at the flick of an electric switch. 


Grad students win prizes for presentations in 90-Second Thesis CompetitionGrad students win prizes for presentations in 90-Second Thesis Competition
March 6
Chemistry graduate student Yara Kadria-Vili won the materials category with a presentation titled “Carbon Nanotube for Monitoring the Safety of Aircraft and Pipelines.” 


New path suggested for nuclear fusionNew path suggested for nuclear fusion
March 2
Controlled nuclear fusion has been a holy grail for physicists who seek an endless supply of clean energy. Scientists at Rice University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Chile offered a glimpse into a possible new path toward that goal.