Pratiksha Dongare selected to present at Innovation & Entrepreneurship Showcase in Washington, D.C.
Rice University graduate student Pratiksha Dongare's solar desalination project, "SNOWater" has been selected to participate in the inaugural University Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Showcase in Washington, D.C. The I&E Showcase will take place during the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) 2017 Annual Meeting on November 12-14. Congratulations, Pratiksha!
Nanophotonics team creates low-voltage, multicolor, electrochromic glass
Rice University’s latest nanophotonics research could expand the color palette for companies in the fast-growing market for glass windows that change color at the flick of an electric switch. In a new paper in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Nano, researchers from the laboratory of Rice plasmonics pioneer Naomi Halas report using a readily available, inexpensive hydrocarbon molecule called perylene to create glass that can turn two different colors at low voltages. -Read More: Rice News Article
Grant Stec (undergraduate) and Adam Lauchner (graduate student, Applied Physics) of Rice University’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics have used an inexpensive hydrocarbon molecule called perylene to create a low-voltage, multicolor, electrochromic glass. (Photo by Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)
Pelham Keahey wins six-year NCI grant for cancer diagnosis
Rice University graduate student Pelham Keahey is one of less than 40 in the entire country of the inaugural winners of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) prestigious predoctoral-to-postdoctoral fellow transition award, which includes funding for two years of graduate school and four years of postdoctoral training. Keahey, who is pursuing a doctorate through Rice’s Applied Physics Graduate Program (and past president of the Applied Physics Graduate Student Association) and carrying out his research in the lab of bioengineer Rebecca Richards-Kortum, said the funds will support his development on the use of low-cost, point-of-care optical imaging and molecular probes to improve the detection and treatment of cancer.
- See the Rice News article here