Rice University is the common name for William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Letters, Science and Art. It was established in 1891 and opened in 1912 in Houston, Texas. Rice University has approximately 5200 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. Rice University is noted for its applied science programs including Nanotechnology, artificial heart research, structural chemical analysis and space science. The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology was renamed for Nobel Prize winner, Richard E. Smalley a Rice professor. Later the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology was created. Rice University welcomes public and press inquiries.
Defects are perfect in laser-induced graphene
Researchers at Rice University have created flexible, patterned sheets of multilayer graphene from a cheap polymer by burning it with a computer-controlled laser. The process works in air at room temperature and eliminates ...
Researchers fine-tune quantum dots from coal
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.
AmbuLink strengthens connections between doctors, ambulance crews
Rice University engineering students are helping a Houston hospital develop a more reliable way to keep in contact with inbound ambulance crews.
Carina Nebula survey reveals details of star formation
A new Rice University-led survey of one of the most active star-forming regions in the galactic neighborhood is helping astronomers better understand the processes that may have contributed to the formation of the sun 4.5 ...
Study identifies metal organic framework candidates for methane storage, fuels hope for natural gas cars
Cars that run on natural gas are touted as efficient and environmentally friendly, but getting enough gas onboard to make them practical is a hurdle. A new study led by researchers at Rice University promises to help.
Ultracold disappearing act: 'Matter waves' move through one another but never share space
A disappearing act was the last thing Rice University physicist Randy Hulet expected to see in his ultracold atomic experiments, but that is what he and his students produced by colliding pairs of Bose Einstein condensates ...
Buckyballs enhance carbon capture: Environmentally friendly material targets flue gases, wells
(Phys.org)—Rice University scientists have discovered an environmentally friendly carbon-capture method that could be equally adept at drawing carbon dioxide emissions from industrial flue gases and natural gas wells.
Modular furniture is conceived for the moon, Mars and other destinations
Have a seat and mind the gravity. A team of Rice University students had to think a lot about that in recent months as they designed furniture intended for use on the moon, Mars and whatever other far-flung destinations humanity ...
Graphene / nanotube hybrid benefits flexible solar cells
(Phys.org) —Rice University scientists have invented a novel cathode that may make cheap, flexible dye-sensitized solar cells practical.
Dual-purpose film for energy storage, hydrogen catalysis: Chemists gain edge in next-gen energy
Rice University scientists who want to gain an edge in energy production and storage report they have found it in molybdenum disulfide.