Supercharged panels may power cars
Rice University researchers take part in Australia project to build nano-infused supercapacitors
Rice University scientist Matteo Pasquali and his team contributed to two new papers that suggest the nano-infused body of a car may someday power the car itself.
(November 7, 2014)
Rice chemists gain edge in next-gen energy
Rice University scientists create dual-purpose film for energy storage, hydrogen catalysis
The Rice lab of chemist James Tour has turned molybdenum disulfide’s two-dimensional form into a nanoporous film that can catalyze the production of hydrogen or be used for energy storage.
(November 3, 2014)
‘Sticky’ ends start synthetic collagen growth
Rice chemists advance understanding, control of collagen formation
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.
(October 27, 2014)
Rice-born startup wins Goradia grand prize
Three companies with Rice ties earn honors for innovation with commercial potential
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).
(October 13, 2014)
Mikos named AIChE fellow
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.
(October 6, 2014)
Rice among world’s top 40 universities for physical sciences, engineering and IT
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.
(October 2, 2014)
Platinum meets its match in quantum dots from coal
Rice University’s cheap hybrid outperforms rare metal as fuel-cell catalyst
Chemist James Tour created dots known as GQDs from coal last year and have now combined these nanoscale dots with microscopic sheets of graphene, the one-atom-thick form of carbon, to create a hybrid that could greatly cut the cost of generating energy with fuel cells.
(September 30, 2014)
Rice launches Center for Quantum Materials
RCQM will immerse global visitors in cross-disciplinary research
Rice launched the Rice Center for Quantum Materials (RCQM), a multidisciplinary effort to solidify Rice’s leadership in the exploration of high-temperature superconductors and other exotic materials both by attracting top faculty and students and by inviting the world’s leading experts to Rice to collaborate on research.
(September 30, 2014)