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Microwaved nanoribbons may bolster oil and gas wellsMicrowaved nanoribbons may bolster oil and gas wells
Rice University researchers microwave a composite to toughen wellbore walls
Wellbores drilled to extract oil and gas can be dramatically reinforced with a small amount of modified graphene nanoribbons added to a polymer and microwaved, according to Rice University researchers.  (May 12, 2016)

 

7 Rice University students awarded Fulbright grants7 Rice University students awarded Fulbright grants
Seven Rice University students have been awarded 2016 Fulbright grants to study, teach and/or conduct research in a foreign country.  (May 9, 2016)

 

Rice experts unveil submicroscopic tunable, optical amplifierRice experts unveil submicroscopic tunable, optical amplifier
Photonics researchers create first nanoscale ‘optical parametric amplifier’
Rice University photonics researchers have unveiled a new nanoparticle amplifier that can generate infrared light and boost the output of one light by capturing and converting energy from a second light.  (May 9, 2016)

 

Rice bioscientists, bioengineers and collaborators win Hamill Innovation AwardsRice bioscientists, bioengineers and collaborators win Hamill Innovation Awards
Rice University’s Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering (IBB) will honor five teams of researchers chosen to receive Hamill Innovation Awards at a June 9 luncheon at the BioScience Research Collaborative.  (May 5, 2016)

 

Smalley-Curl Institute rewards top presenters at inaugural spring symposiumSmalley-Curl Institute rewards top presenters at inaugural spring symposium
Eighteen students were honored for their presentations at the first Smalley-Curl Institute Transdisciplinary Symposium in Brockman Hall for Physics April 26.  (May 5, 2016)

 

Molybdenum disulfide holds promise for light absorptionMolybdenum disulfide holds promise for light absorption
Rice researchers probe light-capturing properties of atomically thin MoS2
Mechanics know molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) as a useful lubricant in aircraft and motorcycle engines and in the CV and universal joints of trucks and automobiles.  (May 4, 2016)

 

Eat, drink and be chemistsEat, drink and be chemists
Rice University students help award-winning chef support local farms by preserving produce
Rice University students are helping a high-profile Houston chef take a scientific approach to making custom vinegars and beverages called shrubs. The products are intended to be not only delicious, but also to support local farmers by preserving what they grow.  (May 2, 2016)

 

9 recognized with award for superior teaching9 recognized with award for superior teaching
Nine faculty received the 2016 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, which honors top Rice professors as determined by the votes of alumni who graduated within the past two, three and five years.  (April 25, 2016)

 
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