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Coup of Two New Faculty Hires

The Chemistry Department is delighted to announce our two new faculty hires.  Please welcome Dr. Matt Jones and Dr. Han Xiao, who will both join the department as assistant professors on July 1, 2017!

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Fluorine grants white graphene new powersFluorine grants white graphene new powers
July 14
A little fluorine turns an insulating ceramic known as white graphene into a wide-bandgap semiconductor with magnetic properties. Rice University scientists said that could make the unique material suitable for electronics in extreme environments.

 

Rice scientists simplify the incorporation of nitrogen into moleculesRice scientists simplify the incorporation of nitrogen into molecules
July 12
A Rice University laboratory that specializes in synthesizing reagents and intermediate molecules for the design and manufacture of drugs and other fine chemicals has delivered on a promise to generalize the synthesis of electrophilic (electron-poor) aminating agents.

 

Greener molecular intermediates may aid drug designGreener molecular intermediates may aid drug design
July 5
Scientists at Rice University have simplified their approach to synthesize a highly versatile family of precursors en route to biologically active compounds. Their method should make drug design and development cheaper and more environmentally friendly.

 

Masiello elected fellow of the Geological Society of AmericaMasiello elected fellow of the Geological Society of America
July 1
Rice University biogeochemist Caroline Masiello has been elected a fellow of the Geological Society of America, a global professional society dedicated to the advancement of the geosciences.