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Rice chemists gain edge in next-gen energyRice 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‘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)


Mikos named AIChE fellowMikos 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 ITRice 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 coalPlatinum 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 MaterialsRice 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)


‘Pixel’ engineered electronics have growth potential‘Pixel’ engineered electronics have growth potential
Rice, Oak Ridge, Vanderbilt, Penn scientists lead creation of atom-scale semiconducting composites
A little change in temperature makes a big difference for growing a new generation of hybrid atomic-layer structures, according to scientists at Rice University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University and Pennsylvania State University.  (September 29, 2014)


Phil Brooks celebrates 50 years at RicePhil Brooks celebrates 50 years at Rice
Former students, colleagues and friends gathered at Rice Sept. 26 to celebrate Professor Philip Brooks and his 50 years in the Department of Chemistry.  (September 26, 2014)

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