Rice research in two subject areas ranked among world’s top 35
Two areas of research at Rice University are ranked among the world’s top 35 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Global Universities.
(October 14, 2015)
Rice, MD Anderson win $1.8M for nanotech, cancer training
Program will train Ph.D. students, postdocs to translate lab research to clinic
Rice University and the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center have won a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to train graduate students and postdoctoral research associates to translate nanotechnology breakthroughs into clinical treatments for cancer patients.
(October 12, 2015)
Kolomeisky named fellow of American Physical Society
Anatoly Kolomeisky, a professor of chemistry and of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Rice University, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society.
(October 9, 2015)
Carbon black implicated in emphysema
Researchers at Rice, Baylor College of Medicine analyze nanoparticles found in smokers’ lungs
Physicians could only guess – until recently – at the composition of the black material found in the lungs of smokers who died of emphysema.
(October 6, 2015)
Smaller is better for nanotube analysis
Rice University’s variance spectroscopy technique advances nanoparticle analysis
In a great example of “less is more,” Rice University scientists have developed a powerful method to analyze carbon nanotubes in solution.
(September 28, 2015)
Deep-diving whales could hold answer for synthetic blood
Study shows how marine mammals pack muscle cells with oxygen-holding protein
The ultra-stable properties of the proteins that allow deep-diving whales to remain active while holding their breath for up to two hours could help Rice biochemist John Olson and his colleagues finish a 20-year quest to create lifesaving synthetic blood for human trauma patients.
(September 25, 2015)
Rice announces $150 million in strategic research initiatives
Plan includes campuswide investments, new hires in data science, nanotechnology
Rice University is preparing to invest over $150 million in strategic initiatives aimed at increasing its research competitiveness, establishing a world-renowned program in data sciences and bolstering its position as one of the leading centers for molecular nanotechnology research.
(September 21, 2015)
Science provides new way to peer into pores
Rice University lab finds technique to characterize nanoscale spaces in porous materials
Rice University scientists led a project to “see” and measure the space in porous materials, even if that space is too small or fragile for traditional microscopes.
(September 9, 2015)