Qilin Li, a Rice University associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of materials science and nanoengineering, won first place in the Tech Idol competition held at the American Water Summit 2016 in Miami this month for her presentation, “Nanophotonics-enhanced Solar Membrane Distillation: Toward Low Cost Desolation and Water Purification.” The competition identifies innovative ideas to help utilities and industrial water users increase water efficiency. Read more about the competition here: https://engineering.rice.edu/qilin_li_tech_idol
Rice postdoctoral researcher Alex Tatara has been named as one of two recipients of the 2016 Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Young Investigator Award for outstanding achievements in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine by early career investigators. Tatara works in the Rice lab of Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering. Tatara will be honored at the Tissue Engineering International and Regenerative Medicine Society – Americas meeting in San Diego Dec. 11-14, where he will give a presentation about his research.