Our research focuses on a variety of interdisciplinary areas, while our home in Houston provides rich resources for collaboration with industry and researchers in the Texas Medical Center.
The recent revolutionary advances in nanoscale science and molecular biology open exciting new avenues for developing new materials, biological products and medical therapeutics. Rice chemical and biomolecular engineers are uniquely qualified to play leading roles in these revolutions.
ChBE faculty and research teams conduct work in a wide variety of disciplines that have impacts on health, industry, energy and the environment while visiting scholars and postdoctoral associates share our enthusiasm and enrich our research visions.
Centers & Institutes
To provide direction to its growth and to foster an interdisciplinary research environment, our faculty play active roles in several centers and institutes in the School of Engineering and across Rice University.