Our students and faculty are part of a collaborative community working on interdisciplinary research projects in the areas of materials and nanotechnology, energy and sustainability, and biomolecular engineering.
About the Program
Our PhD program is aimed at developing each student's ability to conduct independent creative scientific research. We pride ourselves on providing students ample opportunities to work on interdisciplinary projects with our world-class faculty as well as researchers from interdisciplinary institutes.
Our faculty and their research teams focus on a variety of areas while our home in Houston provides rich resources for collaboration with industry and the Texas Medical Center. Some of our key research areas include biomolecular engineering, energy and sustainability, and materials and nanotechnology.
Living in Houston
Rice University's location in Houston helps provide faculty and students with endless opportunities for collaboration outside the campus. It is the center of the oil and gas industry, the home of the Texas Medical Center, and NASA’s Johnson Space Center is just down the road. Living in Houston means employment opportunities throughout the region, parks, professional sports teams, world-class dining, and other attractions make it a great place to call home.