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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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ACS recognizes buckyball discovery>

ACS 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. 

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Graphene nanoribbons show promise for healing spinal injuriesGraphene nanoribbons show promise for healing spinal injuries
September 19
The combination of graphene nanoribbons made with a process developed at Rice University and a common polymer could someday be of critical importance to healing damaged spinal cords in people, according to Rice chemist James Tour. 

 

Asphalt-based carbon-capture material advancesAsphalt-based carbon-capture material advances
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New tools join breast cancer fightNew tools join breast cancer fight
September 12
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