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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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Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteriaZap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria
May 22
Scientists at Rice University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have discovered that laser-induced graphene (LIG) is a highly effective anti-fouling material and, when electrified, bacteria zapper. 

 

Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteriesGraphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries
May 18
Rice University scientists have created a rechargeable lithium metal battery with three times the capacity of commercial lithium-ion batteries by resolving something that has long stumped researchers: the dendrite problem. 

 

Gas gives laser-induced graphene super propertiesGas gives laser-induced graphene super properties
May 15
Rice University scientists who invented laser-induced graphene (LIG) for applications like supercapacitors have now figured out a way to make the spongy graphene either superhydrophobic or superhydrophilic. 

 

Naomi Halas wins Weizmann Women and Science AwardNaomi Halas wins Weizmann Women and Science Award
May 15
Rice University plasmonics pioneer Naomi Halas has won a 2017 Weizmann Women and Science Award from the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel.