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Rice finding could lead to cheap, efficient metal-based solar cellsRice finding could lead to cheap, efficient metal-based solar cells
Plasmonics study suggests how to maximize production of ‘hot electrons’
New research from Rice University could make it easier for engineers to harness the power of light-capturing nanomaterials to boost the efficiency and reduce the costs of photovoltaic solar cells.  (July 22, 2015)

 

Heat buckyballs to help environmentHeat buckyballs to help environment
Rice University scientists advance toward tunable carbon-capture materials
Rice University scientists are forging toward tunable carbon-capture materials with a new study that shows how chemical changes affect the abilities of enhanced buckyballs to confine greenhouse gases.  (July 13, 2015)

 

Mikos honored with lifetime achievement awardMikos honored with lifetime achievement award
Rice University bioengineer Antonios Mikos will be honored with a lifetime achievement award by Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society-Americas at the society’s annual World Congress in Boston in September.  (July 13, 2015)

 

Rice lab synthesizes cancer-killing compoundRice lab synthesizes cancer-killing compound
Chemist K.C. Nicolaou and team achieve first total synthesis of shishijimicin A
Rice University scientists have achieved the total synthesis of a scarce natural marine product that may become a powerful cancer-fighting agent – the molecule shishijimicin A.  (July 13, 2015)

 

Unlikely couple discovers mutual attractionUnlikely couple discovers mutual attraction
Rice U. finds nonmagnetic titanium and gold make beautiful new magnet together
Titanium and gold are usually not magnetic and cannot be magnets – unless you combine them just so. Scientists at Rice University did so and discovered what is a first of its kind: an itinerant antiferromagnetic metal — TiAu — made from nonmagnetic constituent elements. (July 13, 2015)

 

Hybrid cells cause chaos around cancersHybrid cells cause chaos around cancers
Rice University researchers model cell signaling in blood vessels that feed tumors
Rice University researchers have built a simulation to show how cancerous tumors manipulate blood-vessel growth for their own benefit.  (July 8, 2015)

 

Gas sensors promise advances in Earth scienceGas sensors promise advances in Earth science
Rice University awarded $1M grant from Keck Foundation to engineer microbial biosensors for soil
Rice University has been awarded a $1 million grant by the W.M. Keck Foundation to develop gas-releasing microbial sensors for the study of soil and marine life. (July 6, 2015)

 

Graphene flexes its electronic musclesGraphene flexes its electronic muscles
Rice-led researchers calculate electrical properties of carbon cones, other shapes
Flexing graphene may be the most basic way to control its electrical properties, according to calculations by theoretical physicists at Rice University and in Russia. (June 29, 2015)

 
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