Hsinhan ‚ÄúDave‚ÄĚ Tsai, a third-year doctoral student in materials science and nanoengineering, has been honored with a gold award for graduate students from the Materials Research Society.
LCE‚Äôs, as they are known, are stimuli-responsive networks of polymers that combine the elasticity of elastomers with the self-organization of liquid crystals. Morgan Barnes, a second-year graduate student in materials science and nanoengineering at Rice, foresees a time when they might be used in the manufacture of biomedical devices.
During the competition, 10 graduate students, six from the school of engineering, had just three minutes and a single slide to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance.
Rice University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory technique grows pristine foot-long graphene.
Rice and Arizona State researchers give lithium room to move in advanced batteries.
Rice and Indian Institute of Science introduce gallenene.
Rice University scientists simplify process to make polymers with light-triggered nanoparticles.
Rice University scientists find porous nanoparticles get tougher under pressure, but not when assembled.