‘Sticky’ ends start synthetic collagen growth
The Rice lab of Jeffrey Hartgerink has been studying synthetic collagen for a decade, teasing out the details of how it starts as three distinct peptides that twist into characteristic triple helices.His lab has now delivered a scientific one-two punch with a pair of papers that detail how synthetic collagen fibers self-assemble via their sticky ends.
Rice-born startup wins Goradia grand prize
Three new companies born at Rice University (and all affiliated with the Chemistry Department) have won recognition in this year’s Goradia Innovation Prize competition run by the Houston Technology Center (HTC).
Mikos named AIChE fellow
Rice University Professor Antonios Mikos has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in recognition of his professional accomplishments and contributions.
Rice among world’s top 40 universities for physical sciences, engineering and IT
Rice University is ranked among the world’s top 40 universities for both physical sciences and engineering/IT in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15.