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Ken Kennedy Institute graduate fellowships

Ken Kennedy Institute graduate fellowship program awards $50,000 Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020

Awards to help seven fellows in five Rice Engineering departments further pursue research.


Ashutosh Sabharwal headshot

Sabharwal elected a fellow of National Academy of Inventors Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020

ECE chair and professor named one of 175 academic inventors in 2020 class.


Bill Smoot

Thanks to Rice Engineering, Bill Smoot '83 likes to get his hands dirty Friday, Dec. 4, 2020

The mechanical engineering alumnus's company WET Engineering deals in waterparks and water treatment.


Christopher Jermaine

Jermaine named interim chair of computer science department Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

Computer science professor to succeed Luay Nakhleh, who is set to become dean of School of Engineering, effective Jan. 1.


Vinay Pai

This self-described 'geek' came to Rice to learn about business, leadership and his career ambitions Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020

Vinay Pai BA '88 BS '88 MS '91 now serves as a senior vice president of engineering with Bill.com.


Luay Nakhleh

Luay Nakhleh, Rice’s computer science chair, named dean of School of Engineering Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020

He will begin his new role on January 1, 2021.


A bandagelike test for malaria features an array of microneedles that collect interstitial fluid from skin and delivers results on a test strip within minutes.

Building a mobile-phone-based test for COVID-19 Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020

Lillehoj team awarded $1.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop technology to diagnose cerebral malaria.


Old mask and new mask

Kemere, Robinson build a better mask Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020

Made from a single piece of inexpensive silicone rubber, Rice Engineering researchers' harness could potentially solve the scarcity of PPE.


dna strand

Understanding how life works through computation Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020

Rice computer scientists help develop methods to further understand cells at the molecular level.