The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice benefits greatly from its location in Houston, Texas, the energy capital of the world and home to the largest medical center in the world. Our faculty and students are plugged in to what’s happening in the world of energy and health right now.
Work by graduate student Elaa Hilou and faculty member Lisa Biswal demonstrates energetic properties of colloids in spinning magnetic field. The researchers hope their work will inspire ways to look at, model and create novel two-dimensional materials like tunable catalysts or colloids that can... Read more
William W. Akers, professor emeritus of chemical and biomolecular engineering (ChBE), and of bioengineering (BIOE) at Rice University, and a pioneer in development of the world’s first artificial human heart, died Nov. 5 at age 94.