With Professor B.J. Fregly joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering, research in the department is expanding into research that will improve the lives of some cancer patients.
Rice researchers collaborate with researchers in Italy to give "muscle sense" to prosthetic hands.
Rice is among the 40 universities taking part in the institute based in Pittsburgh. Announced in January, it will be funded with $80 million from DoD and $173 million in matching funds from more than 200 participating partners. Read more
The NSF has awarded a $1 million, three-year grant to Rice mechanical engineer Marcia O’Malley to create a haptic cueing system that will vibrate, rather than buzz, medical students to enhance their training as they learn to perform endovascular surgeries. Read more
A collaboration between Rice University, the University of Houston and TIRR Memorial Hermann was highlighted at the fifth anniversary of the National Robotics Initiative in Washington, D.C. Read more
Laura Schaefer’s research into energy efficiency ranges from factories and houses to cooling computer chips. Read more
Graduate student Andrew Erwin designs and builds robotic exoskeletons for patients who have lost upper-limb strength and range of motion. Read more