Engineering Research Talks

Each fall and spring semester, faculty from the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University highlight their work on the world’s most pressing issues in short 10-15 minute talks.

Fall 2022

The fall 2022 Engineering Research Talks took place on September 29 at Rice University.

"Electrifying Chemical Engineering" - Haotian Wang

"Pushing the Limits of Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries" - Sibani Lisa Biswal

"Confronting Climate Change" - Daniel Cohan

Spring 2022

The spring 2022 event, which took place on March 2, featured talks by:

Can AI be ethical?

Genevera Allen, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rice University, discusses the ethics of artificial intelligence and ways to improve the fairness of AI systems.

Industry 4.0 and the rise of the digital engineering workforce

C. Fred Higgs III, John and Ann Doerr Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rice University, talks about a new era in manufacturing, including the need for a new type of engineering training program.

Solving the puzzle of clean water

Qilin Li, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rice, speaks on the issues with current wastewater treatment technologies and her research into potential solutions.