Pedro J. J. Alvarez, the George R. Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineeringy, has been doubly honored with a prestigious fellowship from the Chinese Academy of Science and a lecture series from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors.
Concrete isn’t thought of as a plastic, but plasticity at small scales boosts concrete’s utility as the world's most-used material by letting it constantly adjust to stress, decades and even centuries after hardening. Rice researchers are a step closer to understanding why.
Qilin Li, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and of materials science and nanoengineering at Rice University, won first place in the Tech Idol competition held at the American Water Summit 2016.
Rice University scientists working to develop a deeper understanding of the world’s most widely used man-made material, concrete, have detailed previously unexplored aspects that affect the energy required to make it and the greenhouse gases released.