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Cobalt film a clean-fuel findCobalt film a clean-fuel find
Rice University discovery is efficient at drawing hydrogen and oxygen from water
A cobalt-based thin film serves double duty as a new catalyst that produces both hydrogen and oxygen from water to feed fuel cells, according to scientists at Rice University. (April 15, 2015)

 

Nanotubes with 2 walls have singular qualitiesNanotubes with 2 walls have singular qualities
Rice University lab calculates unique electronic qualities of double-walled carbon nanotubes
Rice University researchers have determined that two walls are better than one when turning carbon nanotubes into materials like strong, conductive fibers or transistors. (April 14, 2015)

 

Engineering’s Alvarez named AEESP FellowEngineering’s Alvarez named AEESP Fellow
Pedro Alvarez, Rice’s George R. Brown Professor and chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named a 2015 fellow of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP). (April 13, 2015)

 

21 Rice students, 8 alums earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships21 Rice students, 8 alums earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Twenty-one current Rice University students and eight Rice alumni at other schools were selected for the 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program.  (April 6, 2015)

 

Carbon nanotube fibers make superior links to brainCarbon nanotube fibers make superior links to brain
Rice University invention provides two-way communication with neurons
Carbon nanotube fibers invented at Rice University may provide the best way to communicate directly with the brain.  (March 25, 2015)

 

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)

 
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