Research has been the driving force at Rice Engineering for more than 100 years. At the epicenter of the world’s oil and gas industry, Rice University engineers are designing and implementing solutions to the world’s growing energy challenges. Our research is rooted in unconventional collaborations across disciplines, resulting in pioneering work toward a clean energy future.
Research Focus Areas
As we strive towards net zero emissions, our work towards a clean energy future focuses on discovering solutions in three key areas – clean energy generation, long-term energy storage, and energy-efficient processes and materials. Discovering innovative ways to produce and store clean energy while ensuring our processes and materials become more efficient has never been more important.
- Energy Generation
- Long-term Energy Storage
- Development of Efficient Processes and Materials Platforms
Discovering innovative ways to produce and store clean energy while ensuring our processes and materials become more efficient has never been more important.
REINVENTS Areas of Research
Rice leverages its research expertise and unique position in the energy capital of the world to create strategic collaborations with industry, academia and government partners working to advance the global clean energy transition. Our established research foci include:
We are focused on finding solutions — whether we are acting as an extended research arm for organizations seeking disruptive solutions to identified challenges or serving as an accelerator to advance concepts in the technology pipeline to commercialization.