Rice civil engineers have developed a composite binder made primarily of fly ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power plants, that can replace Portland cement in concrete. The material is cementless and environmentally friendly.
Rice-led NEWT Center develops energy-saving tech to remove contaminants from wastewater, drinking water.
Four engineering alumni recognized for their service to Rice.
In the last year alone, Leonardo Dueñas-Osorio, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rice University, has co-authored scholarly articles with statisticians, physicists and computer scientists devoted to topics as various as power grid failure, urban water security and the likelihood of homes in Houston being damaged by high winds or flooding during a hurricane.
The official ribbon-cutting for the NEWDL, the 9,000-pound shipping container, was held April 25 at the north end of Abercrombie Laboratory. NEWDL (pronounced “noodle”) is short for Nanotechnology Enhanced Water Design Laboratory, a purification plant housed in a steel box that can treat 5,000 liters of water per hour.