Rice Rolls ‘Neat’ Nanotube Fibers
The single-walled carbon nanotubes in new fibers created at Rice line up like a fistful of uncooked spaghetti through a process designed by chemist Angel Martí and his colleagues.
Gonzalez Named Director of Energy Institute
Ramon Gonzalez, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Rice University, has been named director of Rice’s Energy and Environment Initiative (EEI).
Engineering’s Chapman and Saterbak Named Associate Deans
Two faculty members in the George R. Brown School of Engineering — Walter Chapman and Ann Saterbak — have been named associate deans for energy research and undergraduate education, respectively.
Foam Favorable for Oil Extraction
In tests, foam pumped into an experimental rig that mimicked the flow paths deep underground proved better at removing oil from formations with low permeability than common techniques involving water, gas, surfactants or combinations of the three.
Water-Cleanup Catalysts Tackle Biomass Upgrading
Rice University researchers register 4th ‘volcano plot’ for palladium-gold catalysts