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.
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.