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Congratulations to graduating class of 2016
Please join us in congratulating the Rice CHBE graduating class of 2016!
Click here for a photo album of the commencement weekend.

CHBE students win awards at the 1st Smalley-Curl Institute Symposium
Please join us in congratulating the following students who won awards at the first Smalley-Curl Institute Transdisciplinary Symposium (2016):

  • Shaghayegh Agah for “Photoluminescence Properties Spectroscopic Characterization of Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”.
  • Vida Jamali for “Wetting Behavior, Shape and Morphology of Sessile Lyotropic Liquid Crystal Micro-Droplets on Solid Surfaces".

CHBE students win awards from the Rice Engineering Alumni
Please join us in congratulating the following students who won awards at the 2016 REA end-of-year event:

  •  Teju Krishna- Robert H. Parks, Jr. Prize for Excellence in Engineering Leadership
  • Caroline Zhu- Overall Outstanding Senior
  • Seth Padmabandu- Senior Award for Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Justin Trenor- Junior Award for Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Jake Hassell- Phil Layton Award for Excellence in the Arts
  • Kentrell Owen- Engineering Hardhat Volunteer Award

Biotech boon: Natural enzymes on an unnatural path
Research work from Dr. Ramon Gonzalez's lab has been published in Nature Biotechnology. This work describes the creation of a new metabolic pathway that aids bacteria in using enzymes in unique ways, and helps in the efficient production of high value chemicals.
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Rice CHBE department ranks at #22 for Graduate School Programs
The U.S News and World Report's "Best Graduate Schools 2017" ranks the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at Rice University at #22 (out of 132) for its graduate program.
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CHBE Seminar Series

Dr. Serguei Lvov

Please note this seminar has been postponed »


Tuesday, May 31
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Prevention and control of corrosion-induced asphaltene deposition

Tuesday, May 31
3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Modeling of Asphaltene Precipitation and Deposition

Friday, June 3
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
A novel negative-feedback mechanism in which IQGAP1-associated actin filaments mediate the structure and dynamics of basal membranous comaprtments

Friday, June 10
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Rice Global E&C Forum Roundtable

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