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The Ringe Group tests its second science modules for the visually impaired

The Ringe Group has been making efforts to demonstrate and teach scientific concepts to the visually impaired people. Last year, The RG visited the Houston Lighthouse, a center for blind and visually impaired people, and presented 4 scientific modules (read the journal article … Continue reading

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Plasmonic oxide nanocrystal was chosen to be at Nano Letters cover!

Recent findings about plasmonic oxide nanocrystals revealed the nature of coupling between their molecular vibrational modes of the native ligands and their material composition. A figure showing a cubic fluorine- and tin-co-doped indium oxide nanocrystals exhibiting plasmon-induced near field enhancement of infrared … Continue reading

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Elisabeth and Dayne were selected to attend to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Elisabeth Bianco and Dayne Swearer were selected as American delegates to the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany this June. They are two of 400 students selected worldwide to be part of this prestigious conference and will be face-to-face … Continue reading

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New findings on metal oxide plasmonic nanocrystals get published in Nano Letters

The Ringe group collaborated with scientist from UT Austin, UC Berkley, and Laurence Berkley National Laboratory to study tunable plasmonic doped metal oxides. The findings revealed the nature of coupling between moleculat vibrational modes of the native ligands and metal … Continue reading

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Thanks to MSNE and chemistry prospective students!

Recruitment weekend went as smooth as planned at Rice University for the departments of MSNE and Chemistry, despite the rain chance. Prospective students were introduced to Rice university and Houston life. The Ringe Group was very involved in the process, … Continue reading

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Perspective chemistry and MSNE grad students welcome!

The departments of chemistry and MSNE arranged a visitation weekend at Rice University, where perspective students interact with professors and students to get a feel of the Rice life. The prospective students have one-to-one meetings with professors, activities with grad … Continue reading

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Dayne Swearer presents and wins a best presentation award at the SCI symposium

Dayne Swearer participated at The Smalley-Curl Institute (SCI) Transdisciplinary Symposium, where he gave a presentation entitled “Aluminum Nanocrystals Decorated with Transition Metal Nanoislands as Antenna-Reactor Nanoparticles for Photocatalysis”. The SCI transdisciplinary symposium gives graduate students a forum for delivering oral talks in … Continue reading

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Happy National Periodic Table Day!

Happy National Periodic Table Day!!

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The Ringe Group invades Buckyball!

The Rice Chemistry Graduate Student Association organized an event called Buckyball, where graduate students had the opportunity to dress formal and enjoy some music. The event went very well for the Ringe Group members!  

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The Ringe Group and Denis Boudreau Group to collaborate on a galvanic replacement project

The Ringe Group started a collaboration with Denis Boudreau from Université Laval, where galvanic replacement on nanoparticles will be studied. Josée Daniel-Richard, a PhD student from the Boudreau group, is visiting the Ringe lab for a short stay in the Spring of … Continue reading

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