Lab Safety

The Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering promotes safe laboratory environments that support the University’s science and research mission.

New Personnel & Students

It is required that new personnel and students take a safety tour of the laboratory before entry. Any use of chemicals or machinery will be explained to you by the lead of the appropriate project.

All new personnel and students should contact Gary Cisneros.

Additional Training

To receive more training for general laboratory, biosafety, bloodborne pathogens, radiation, and laser safety visit Safety Training Sign Up to register with Environment Health and Safety (EHS).

Learn more about laboratory safety from Rice's Environmental Health and Safety Department.

Chemical Safety

Visit EHS to learn more about chemical safety including:


For emergency procedures, see EHS's Emergency Procedures.