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Engineering’s Alvarez named AEESP FellowEngineering’s Alvarez named AEESP Fellow
Pedro Alvarez, Rice’s George R. Brown Professor and chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named a 2015 fellow of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP). (April 13, 2015)

 

21 Rice students, 8 alums earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships21 Rice students, 8 alums earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Twenty-one current Rice University students and eight Rice alumni at other schools were selected for the 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program.  (April 6, 2015)

 

Carbon nanotube fibers make superior links to brainCarbon nanotube fibers make superior links to brain
Rice University invention provides two-way communication with neurons
Carbon nanotube fibers invented at Rice University may provide the best way to communicate directly with the brain.  (March 25, 2015)

 

Halas, Nordlander awarded Optical Society’s R.W. Wood PrizeHalas, Nordlander awarded Optical Society’s R.W. Wood Prize
Rice University researchers recognized for pioneering nanophotonics
The Optical Society has awarded Rice University researchers Naomi Halas and Peter Nordlander the prestigious 2015 R.W. Wood Prize for their groundbreaking work in nanophotonics.  (March 19, 2015)

 

Rice fine-tunes quantum dots from coalRice fine-tunes quantum dots from coal
Rice University scientists gain control of electronic, fluorescent properties of coal-based graphene
Graphene quantum dots made from coal, introduced in 2013 by the Rice University lab of chemist James Tour, can be engineered for specific semiconducting properties in either of two single-step processes.  (March 18, 2015)

 

Research paper named one of the best of 2014Research paper named one of the best of 2014
A paper by Rice's Pedro Alvarez and his colleagues on the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in China has been named one of the best of 2014 by the American Chemical Society journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters.  (March 12, 2015)

 

Rice has 8 graduate programs in U.S. News’ top 20Rice has 8 graduate programs in U.S. News’ top 20
Rice University has eight graduate programs that are ranked among the country’s top 20 in “U.S. News 2016 Best Graduate Schools.” (March 11, 2015)

 

Scientists question rush to build canalScientists question rush to build canal
Rice University environmental engineer joins concern over Nicaragua project
A consortium of environmental scientists has expressed strong concern about the impact of a controversial Central American canal across Nicaragua.  (March 4, 2015)

 
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