Rice University’s perennial spot in the Leiden Ranking of scientific impact and our global leadership in nanotechnologymaterials sciencehigh performance computing, and policy analysis are not accidents. In our century-plus history, Rice's distinguished community of scholars has emphasized cross-disciplinary collaboration and the willingness to question orthodoxy — essential ingredients for developing novel ideas into workable solutions.

Rice’s most recent research venture, the Energy and Environment Initiative, is committed to developing greener hydrocarbon technologies to support a sustainable solution to a growing demand.

Rice’s more than 40 institutes and consortia are hubs of interdisciplinary scholarship and research. 

For a complete listing of Rice’s research institutes and centers, please visit:

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Yousif Shamoo
Vice Provost for Research


Marie Contou-Carrere
Research Advisor for Industry Partners

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