Julia Ross, who earned a doctoral degree from Rice University in chemical engineering, was named the Paul and Dorothea Torgersen Dean of Engineering at Virginia Tech, effective July 31.
D. Mark Durcan, trained as a chemical engineer at Rice University and long a leader in advancing semiconductor technology, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Semiconductor Industry Association’s (SIA) highest honor, the Robert N. Noyce Award.
Lane Toungate, a junior in chemical engineering at Rice University, bridles at “hero” and prefers to describe his rescue of a pregnant woman during Hurricane Harvey as a case of “right place, right time, right equipment.”
Two new assistant professors have been hired by the George R. Brown School of Engineering as part of Rice University’s strategic initiative to increase research competitiveness in the field of molecular nanotechnology.
Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Rice University, is the recipient of the 2017 James E. Bailey Award in Biological Engineering from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
Two seniors from Rice University are among the 40 students who were named a 2017 Thomas J. Watson Fellow.
Madhuri Venkateswar and Allison Yu will each receive $30,000 for a year of international travel to study their field of choice. They were chosen from 149 finalists nominated by private liberal arts colleges and universities across the United Sates.