Nanotubes of the right diameter can prompt water inside to solidify into a square tube, transitioning into a kind of ice. The discovery could lead to new types of nanochannels devices, like nanoscale capacitors or syringes.
Baker Institute, SSPEED Center paper: New approaches needed to stop flooding.
Pedro J. J. Alvarez, the George R. Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the National Science Foundation’s Energy Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment at Rice University, has received the 2018 Perry L. McCarty Founders’ Award from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors.
Rice University scientists have released the first results of extensive water sampling in Houston after the epic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. They found widespread contamination by E. coli, likely the result of overflow from flooded wastewater treatment plants.
As a consultant with Walter P Moore, a civil and structural engineering firm, Mark Hoffman '11 helped design the Gorillas of the African Forest exhibit at the Houston Zoo. Now Director of Design and Engineering with the zoo, Hoffman is charged with making sure new projects are completed on time and on budget.
Civil engineering students Jaden Gallegos ’18, Monica Julian ’18 and Clayton Malcomb had just two semesters to build the skyscraper of the future. As competitors in the 2018 Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Seismic Design Competition, the group was challenged to create a model of a tower that could withstand earthquake-like conditions.
NEWT Center's light-harvesting membranes heat, desalinate water in one step.