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Three from MSNE awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Monday, May. 2, 2022

Jeremy Daum, Neethu Pottackal and Sanjna Sukumaran receive fellowships intended to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers.


Aasha Zinke

Sophomore Aasha Zinke represents MSNE at research showcase Monday, Apr. 18, 2022

First-ever Shapiro Showcase took place on April 15 as part of the 20th Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium.


#27 in materials engineering graduate programs

Rice materials engineering program up one spot in national graduate rankings Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2022

No. 27 ranking marks fourth year in row in top 30 in U.S. News World and Report.


Ali Khater

Ali Khater is making stronger, more flexible materials and communities Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021

'3D printing is revolutionary but novel materials are needed to push 3D printing forward into industry.'


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Jun Lou receives Brimacombe Medal from Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Monday, Nov. 15, 2021

Rice professor recognized for his 'sustained excellence and achievement' in the field.


Headshots of Muhammad M. Rahman and Pulickel M. Ajayan

Rice team wins Sustainable Technologies category in Create the Future contest Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021

Team headed by Rahman and Ajayan recognized for its Multifunctional Bionanocomposite Fruit Coatings.


Astronaut on a spacewalk

Rice alumnus, astronaut describes what it's like to walk in space Tuesday, Jun. 1, 2021

John 'Danny' Olivas '96 recently appeared on CNN to discuss what it's like to perform a spacewalk and why astronauts go on them.


Headshot of Jun Lou with Royal Society of Chemistry logo

Jun Lou elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2021

Rice researcher recognized for his 'outstanding contribution to the chemical sciences.'


Yimo Han

Rice engineers receive Welch Foundation research grant Friday, Apr. 23, 2021

Han proposes to investigate voltage-gated ion channels.