Energy & the Environment

At the epicenter of the world’s oil and gas industry, Rice University engineers are designing and implementing solutions to the world’s growing energy needs. Research at Rice is rooted in unconventional collaborations across disciplines, departments and across the spectrum of science and humanities.

This includes such research centers as the Ken Kennedy Institute of Information Technology, the Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment and the Center for Energy Studies in the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. Rice engineers are also doing pioneering work in advanced oil and gas exploration, energy storage, renewable energy, seismic data processing, and environmental fluid dynamics.

Centers & Institutes