People, papers and presentations for July 18, 2022

people, papers, presentations

A paper by Rice physicist Edison Liang and colleagues titled “A scintillator attenuation spectrometer for intense gamma-rays” is featured on the cover of the June 2022 issue of Review of Scientific Instruments. Paper co-authors include three former students in Liang’s group: Kevin Zheng, Willie Lo and Matthew Burns.

Eduardo Salas, department chair and the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Professor of Psychological Sciences at Rice, is ranked No. 108 in the world and No. 66 in the United States in’s 2022 ranking of the top 1,000 scientists in the field. More details are online at

Rice Magazine has won a Society of Publication Designers gold medal for the cover of its spring 2021 issue, designed by the magazine’s art director, senior graphic designer Alese Pickering. It won in the custom publishing/brand/corporate/institutional/educational category.