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Congratulations on 50 Years in Rice Chemistry, Professor Philip R. Brooks!>

Congratulations on 50 Years in Rice Chemistry, Professor Philip R. Brooks!

The Chemistry Department is very happy to announce that on Friday, September 26, 2014 we will be celebrating Professor Phil Brooks and his 50-years with the Rice Chemistry Department. For more information visit www.facebook.com/ricechemistry. 



George Phillips named Biophysical Society fellowGeorge Phillips named Biophysical Society fellow
September 18
Rice University biochemist George Phillips ’74 has been named a fellow of the Biophysical Society for his fundamental contributions to the science of X-ray crystallography. 


Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-freeNanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free
September 16
New work by Rice chemist James Tour and his colleagues could keep glass surfaces from windshields to skyscrapers free of ice and fog while retaining their transparency to radio frequencies (RF).


Scientists refine formula for nanotube typesScientists refine formula for nanotube types
September 16
Professor Boris Yakobson and his Rice colleagues, postdoctoral researcher Vasilii Artyukhov and research scientist Evgeni Penev, have come up with the seed (or perhaps, bean) of a simple formula that describes why nanotubes have chirality.


‘Squid skin’ metamaterials project yields vivid color display‘Squid skin’ metamaterials project yields vivid color display
September 15
The quest to create artificial “squid skin” — camouflaging metamaterials that can “see” colors and automatically blend into the background — is one step closer to reality, thanks to a breakthrough color-display technology unveiled this week by Rice University’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP). 


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