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Rice University graduate student Morgan Barnes monitors a sample of a shape-shifting polymer   |   Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University

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Lefty or righty molecules lend a hand to material structures

Rice's Ned Thomas aids effort to build bottom-up chiral polymers with unique functions.

Nano-infused ceramic could report on its own health

Nano-infused ceramic could report on its own health

Rouzbeh Shahsavari-led simulations show unique ceramic could act as a sensor for structures.

Lettuce growing in once oil-contaminated soil revived by a process developed by Rice University engineers. The Rice team determined that pyrolyzing oil-soaked soil for 15 minutes at 420 degrees Celsius is sufficient to eliminate contaminants while preserving the soil's fertility. The lettuce plants shown here, in treated and fertilized soil, showed robust growth over 14 days. (Credit: Wen Song/Rice University)

Lettuce show you how to restore oil-soaked soil

Kyriacos Zygourakis and Pedro Alvarez help lead study fine-tuning pyrolysis technique to make soil fertile again.

rice engineering strategic plan

Rice's School of Engineering unveils Strategic Plan

Vision to 2025 and its three goals will guide investments in the school over the next seven years.

Rebecca Richards-Kortum named to National Inventors Hall of Fame

Rebecca Richards-Kortum to enter National Inventors Hall of Fame

Rice bioengineer honored for inventions that diagnose cancer, save babies.