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.
The latest fashion: Graphene edges can be tailor-made
Theoretical physicists at Rice University are living on the edge as they study the astounding properties of graphene. In a new study, they figure out how researchers can fracture graphene nanoribbons to get the edges they ...
How do you feel? Video of your face may tell all
Rice University researchers are developing a highly accurate, touch-free system that uses a video camera to monitor patients' vital signs just by looking at their faces. The technique isn't new, but engineering researchers ...
Laser-induced graphene 'super' for electronics
Rice University scientists advanced their recent development of laser-induced graphene (LIG) by producing and testing stacked, three-dimensional supercapacitors, energy-storage devices that are important for portable, flexible ...
Water makes wires even more nano: Lab extends meniscus-mask process to make sub-10 nanometer paths
Water is the key component in a Rice University process to reliably create patterns of metallic and semiconducting wires less than 10 nanometers wide.
Saudi Arabia's role in global energy markets is changing, paper finds
Saudi Arabia's role in global energy markets is changing, according to a new paper from an energy expert at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. The researcher found that the kingdom is reshaping itself as ...
'Predicted' zeolites may fuel efficient processes
(Phys.org)—Scientists at Rice University and the University of Minnesota have identified synthetic materials that may purify ethanol more efficiently and greatly improve the separation of long-chain hydrocarbons in petroleum ...
Atom-thick CCD could capture images: Scientists develop two-dimensional, light-sensitive material
An atomically thin material developed at Rice University may lead to the thinnest-ever imaging platform.
Cells exercise suboptimal strategy to survive
There are few times in life when one should aim for suboptimal performance, but new research at Rice University suggests scientists who study metabolism and its role in evolution should look for signs of just that.
Atomic placement of elements counts for strong concrete
Even when building big, every atom matters, according to new research on particle-based materials at Rice University.
Scientists question rush to build Nicaragua canal
A consortium of environmental scientists has expressed strong concern about the impact of a controversial Central American canal across Nicaragua.