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Congratulations on 50 Years in Rice Chemistry, Professor Philip R. Brooks!>

Congratulations on 50 Years in Rice Chemistry, Professor Philip R. Brooks!

Former students, colleagues and friends gathered at Rice Sept. 26 to celebrate Professor Philip Brooks (bottom, right) and his 50 years in the Department of Chemistry. 

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‘Sticky’ ends start synthetic collagen growth‘Sticky’ ends start synthetic collagen growth
October 27
The Rice lab of Jeffrey Hartgerink has been studying synthetic collagen for a decade, teasing out the details of how it starts as three distinct peptides that twist into characteristic triple helices.His lab has now delivered a scientific one-two punch with a pair of papers that detail how synthetic collagen fibers self-assemble via their sticky ends.

 

Rice-born startup wins Goradia grand prizeRice-born startup wins Goradia grand prize
October 13
Three new companies born at Rice University (and all affiliated with the Chemistry Department) have won recognition in this year’s Goradia Innovation Prize competition run by the Houston Technology Center (HTC). 

 

Mikos named AIChE fellowMikos named AIChE fellow
October 6
Rice University Professor Antonios Mikos has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in recognition of his professional accomplishments and contributions. 

 

Rice among world’s top 40 universities for physical sciences, engineering and ITRice among world’s top 40 universities for physical sciences, engineering and IT
October 2
Rice University is ranked among the world’s top 40 universities for both physical sciences and engineering/IT in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15. 

 

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