Rice University's IBB is located in the BioScience Research Collaborative. The IBB seeks to promote interdisciplinary research and education, foster ties with the Texas Medical Center, create partnerships with industry, promote the translation of research, and facilitate strong research and training programs.
The Hamill Innovation Awards (supported by the Hamill Foundation), are one of several awards given by the IBB. Hamill Innovation Awards have funded initiation of new collaborative research by the IBB faculty, thereby allowing faculty to explore risky new areas of research that might not otherwise receive funding and collect the preliminary data necessary to publish their work or win increasingly competitive awards from federal agencies. Recipients have been able to leverage their initial research to attain additional prestigious grants to make even further significant discoveries.
The IBB currently administers two graduate research programs: the PhD Program in Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology, and the NIH T32 Fellowship. The four undergraduate summer internships offered by the IBB are the AHA SCRIP, BUILDing Scholars, NSF REU in BioNetworks and BioXFEL Summer Internship. The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course (UNIV 594) is also provided by the IBB.
As part of the IBB's new Distinguished Innovator Series, Jack Gill recently presented a special lecture entitled "How Silicon Valley Ideas Can Propel the Houston Innovation Eco-System." The event was designed as a means for faculty and students to discuss Rice's role in the future of research, innovation, entrepreneurship and the Midtown Innovation District project.
A Rice electrical and computer engineer has introduced the first neural implant that can be programmed and charged remotely with a magnetic field.
Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has received the 2020 Founders Award of the Controlled Release Society
Rice engineers develop a new type of security system for the "internet of things." The system leverages on-chip power management to greatly complicate breaching a device to break into a network.
Reginald DesRoches, the William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering, and Gene Frantz, a professor in the practice of electrical and computer engineering, have been named to the National Academy of Engineers.
Rice University bioengineers print 3D implants with layered cells destined to become distinct combinations of tissue, like bone and cartilage.
Boris Yakobson, the Karl F. Hasselmann Chair of Engineering and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering and of chemistry, is co-author of a perspective...
‘Green’ process promises pristine graphene in bulk using waste food, plastic and other materials.
Rice researchers and collaborators have created an imaging system that can see detailed objects around corners in real time.
Rice physicists and collaborators have observed quantum entanglement among "billions of billions" of flowing electrons in a quantum critical material.
Rice University engineers have created a light-powered nanoparticle that could shrink the carbon footprint of syngas producers.