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Halas, Nordlander awarded Optical Society’s R.W. Wood PrizeHalas, Nordlander awarded Optical Society’s R.W. Wood Prize
Rice University researchers recognized for pioneering nanophotonics
The Optical Society has awarded Rice University researchers Naomi Halas and Peter Nordlander the prestigious 2015 R.W. Wood Prize for their groundbreaking work in nanophotonics.  (March 19, 2015)


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)


Symmetry matters in graphene growthSymmetry matters in graphene growth
Rice researchers find subtle interactions with substrate may lead to better control
What lies beneath growing islands of graphene is important to its properties, according to a new study led by Rice University. (March 16, 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)

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