Every year is a learning experience for civil engineers competing in the Seismic Design competition and this year was no exception.
Genevera I. Allen, assistant professor of statistics (STAT), and Jamie E. Padgett, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering (CEE), are the winners of the third annual Teaching and Research Excellence Awards presented by the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University.
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.