Rice University bioengineer honored for biomaterials research
Ramon Gonzalez, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and of bioengineering, and founding director of the Advanced Biomanufacturing Initiative at Rice University, has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows.
Sarah Hooper '17 praises Rice's ECE program for preparing her for her future.
A mechanical engineering major and two electrical engineering double majors receive the prestigious awards.
Jorge Wu Mok ‚Äúplays‚ÄĚ with conjugated polymers and designs stretchable, malleable photovoltaics for the conversion of solar energy into electricity.
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.