William Marsh Rice University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: William Marsh Rice University
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1892, MS 364
City: Houston
State: TX
Postal Code: 772511892
Country: United States
Phone 713-348-4009
Fax: 713-348-5300
Website: http://www.engr.rice.edu

Head of Institution

David Leebron
President
Office of the President
William Marsh Rice University
President, MS-1
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-5050
Fax: 713-348-5010
president@rice.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Julie Browning
Dean for Undergraduate Enrollment
Office of Enrollment
William Marsh Rice University
MS 17, P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-2575
Fax: 713-348-7423
jmb@rice.edu

Mari Allen
Sr. Department Administrator
Mechanical Engineering
William Marsh Rice University
MS 321, P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-5850
Fax: 713-348-5423
mari.allen@rice.edu

Cindy Wilkes
Sr Department Administrator
Materials Science & NanoEngineering
William Marsh Rice University
MS 325, P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-2296
cindy.wilkes@rice.edu

Peggy Scheier
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Bioengineering
William Marsh Rice University
MS 142, P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-2801
Fax: 713-348-5877
pms4@rice.edu

Jennifer Mashburn
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Civil & Environmental Engineering
William Marsh Rice University
MS 519, P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-4656
Fax: 713-348-5268
jm9@rice.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Gayle Schroeder
Academic Program Administrator
Bioengineering
William Marsh Rice University
MS 142, P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-5063
Fax: 713-348-5877
ges2@rice.edu

Karen Shelton
Sr. Dept. Administrator
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
William Marsh Rice University
MS 362, P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-4720
Fax: 713-348-5478
kps3@rice.edu

Margaret Poon
Department Coordinator
Statistics
William Marsh Rice University
MS 138
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-6032
Fax: 713-348-5476
poon@rice.edu

Daria Lawrence
Graduate Program Administrator
Computational & Applied Mathematics
William Marsh Rice University
MS 134, P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-4657
Fax: 713-348-5300
daria@rice.edu

Beth Rivera
Department Coordinator
Computer Science
William Marsh Rice University
MS 132, P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-3820
Fax: 713-348-5930
beth.rivera@rice.edu

Mari Allen
Sr. Department Administrator
Mechanical Engineering
William Marsh Rice University
MS 321, P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-5850
Fax: 713-348-5423
mari.allen@rice.edu

Andrea Torres
Graduate Program Coordinator
Civil & Environmental Engineering
William Marsh Rice University
MS 519, P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-2353
Fax: 713-348-5268
atorres@rice.edu

Carrie Toffoletto
Executive Administrator
Electrical and Computer Engineering
William Marsh Rice University
MS 366, P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-5081
Fax: 713-348-5686
cpt2@rice.edu

Cindy Wilkes
Sr Department Administrator
Materials Science & NanoEngineering
William Marsh Rice University
MS 325, P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-2296
cindy.wilkes@rice.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PRIVATE
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Houston
This city's population (approx.): 2,296,224
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 3,879
Total Graduate enrollment: 2,861
Total Professional and other enrollment:

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Natural sciences, Architecture, Music, Social Sciences, Humanities

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Prospective freshmen planning to enter the engineering school must complete at least 16 college preparatory units including: 4 units of English, 3 units of math including trigonometry (precalculus) or other advanced math courses, 2 units of laboratory science (chemistry and physics), 2 units of social studies, 2 units of a foreign language, and 3 additional units in any of these areas. Students may substitute a second year of chemistry or biology for physics.

The SAT or ACT is required, as well as two SAT subject tests in fields related to their proposed area of study. Engineering applicants are encouraged to take subject tests in math and either chemistry or physics. Candidates must submit evaluations from a counselor and one teacher (forms are included in the application).

Although a personal interview is not a requirement, it is recommended as an excellent opportunity to discuss the applicant's interests, needs, and questions. On-campus interviews are conducted by the admission staff and a select group of Rice senior students. Off-campus interviews are conducted throughout the United States and abroad by Rice alumni.

Undergraduate application deadlines are November 1 for Early Decision and January 1 for Regular Decision. The application fee is $75, which may be waived in cases of hardship.

Graduate study is open to a limited number of extremely well-qualified students with a substantial background in their proposed field of study (this usually, though not always, means an undergraduate major in the field). Each department determines whether applicants have enough preparation to enter a given program, emphasizing the quality of their preparation rather than the particular academic program they completed or the credits they earned. Applicants for admission to graduate study should contact the appropriate department for application forms and relevant information about the program or visit the department's website for on-line application information.

Graduate application deadlines vary by department. Most department deadlines occur in December or January before the Fall application term. Please visit department websites for specific deadlines. The application fee for graduate admission is $85.

Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Edwin Thomas
William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering; Professor, Materials Science and NanoEngineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
George R. Brown School of Engineering
William Marsh Rice University
MS-364, P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-4009
Fax: 713-348-5300
elt@rice.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.A, B.S.
Master's:M.A. with thesis, M.A. without thesis, but with project or report, M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Bioengineering Both Michael Deem Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Both Michael Wong Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Both Rob Griffin Civil Engineering
Computational and Applied Mathematics Both Beatrice Riviere Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science Both Luay Nakhleh Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Edward Knightly Electrical/Computer Engineering
Materials Science and NanoEngineering Both Pulickel Ajayan Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Both Laura Schaefer Mechanical Engineering
Statistics Both Marina Vanucci Other Engineering Disciplines
Undeclared Undergraduate Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Brown School of Engineering Engineering (General) INUNIV Edwin Thomas
Center for Computational Finance and Economic Systems Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Katherine Ensor
Center for Multimedia Communication Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Joseph Cavallaro
Earth Science Center for Computation Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV William Symes
Institute for Bioscience and Bioengineering Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Jane Grande-Allen
Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Moshe Vardi
Laboratory for Nanophotonics Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Naomi Halas
Rice Center for Engineering Leadership Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Kazimir Karwowski
Richard Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Richard Tapia
Severe Storm Prediction Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Philip Bedient
Smalley-Curl Institute Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Naomi Halas

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Bioengineering Bioengineering (B.S.B.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.A.) Chemical Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.Ch.E.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering (B.A.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) Civil Engineering
Computational and Applied Mathematics Computational and Applied Mathematics (B.A.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science Computer Science (B.A.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.C.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.A.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Materials Science and NanoEngineering Materials Science and NanoEngineering (B.A.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Materials Science and NanoEngineering Materials Science and NanoEngineering (B.S.M.S.N.E.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.A.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) Mechanical Engineering
Statistics Statistics (B.A.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Undeclared Undeclared Other Engineering Disciplines

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Bioengineering Applied Physics Bioengineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Bioengineering Bioengineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Bioengineering Bioengineering (M.B.E.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.Ch.E.) Chemical Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.C.E.E.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computational and Applied Mathematics Computational Science and Engineering (M.C.S.E.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computational and Applied Mathematics Computational and Applied Math (M.C.A.M.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computational and Applied Mathematics Computational and Applied Mathematics (M.A.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science Computer Science (M.C.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.E.E.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Applied Physics Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Materials Science and NanoEngineering Applied Physics Materials Science and NanoEngineering (M.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Materials Science and NanoEngineering Materials Science and NanoEngineering (M.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Materials Science and NanoEngineering Materials Science and NanoEngineering (M.M.S.N.E.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Applied Physics Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.M.E.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Statistics Statistics (M.A.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Statistics Statistics (M.STAT.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Bioengineering Applied Physics Bioengineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Bioengineering Bioengineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Applied Physics Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil and Enviromental Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computational and Applied Mathematics Computational and Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Applied Physics Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Materials Science and NanoEngineering Applied Physics Materials Science and NanoEngineering (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Materials Science and NanoEngineering Materials Science and NanoEngineering (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Applied Physics Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering
Statistics Statistics (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Bioengineering
  1. Systems and synthetic biology
  2. Tissue engineering and biomechanics
  3. Biomaterials and drug delivery
  4. Biomedical imaging and diagnostics
  5. Cellular and biomolecular engineering
  6. Computational and theoretical bioengineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  1. Interfacial phenomena, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, molecular simulations
  2. Gas hydrates, enhanced oil recovery, surfactants, reservoir characterization, asphaltenes, flow assurance
  3. Advanced materials: catalysis, nanostructured materials, quantum dots, nanocomposites
  4. Biosystems: metabolic engineering, cell population dynamics, protein and tissues engineering
  5. Nutritional systems biology, embryonic stem cells, metabolic and transcriptional networks
  6. Surface engineering: micro- and nanofluidics, self-assembled monolayers, biosensors
  7. Complex fluids: rheology of microstructured liquids (nanotubes, emulsions, polymers, colloids)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  1. Dynamics of smart structures (including system identification, structural health monitoring, advanced sensing and signal processing, and data mining)
  2. Computational & stochastic mechanics
  3. Reliability of civil infrastructure and complex urban systems
  4. Multi-scale modeling and design of advanced materials and material systems
  5. Computational solid mechanics, nonlinear dynamics and chaos, complex dynamical systems
  6. Nanomechanics and materials modeling
  7. Environmental nanotechnology (applications and implications)
  8. Urban hydrology and flood prediction
  9. Air quality and environmental policy
  10. Water quality and integrated water management
Computational and Applied Mathematics
  1. Mathematical and computational aspects of biology
  2. High performance computing and scientific software engineering
  3. Numerical linear algebra
  4. Continuous, discrete, stochastic optimization
  5. Scattering, imaging and inverse problems
  6. Numerical solution of partial differential equations
  7. Fast direct solvers
  8. Machine learning
  9. Optimal control
  10. Model order reduction
Computer Science
  1. Algorithms and artificial intelligence
  2. Computer engineering and systems
  3. Programming languages and software engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Computer-aided design for micro and nano systems
  2. Bioengineering
  3. Quantum electronics and laser spectroscopy
  4. Communications and signal and image processing
  5. Computer systems engineering and networking
  6. Wireless networking
  7. Nano-photonics, plasmonics, and nanotechnology applications
  8. Neuroengineering
Materials Science and NanoEngineering
  1. Biomaterials / carbon nanomaterials
  2. Composites
  3. Computational materials science and materials theory
  4. Electron microscopy and in situ methods
  5. Electronic materials
  6. Energy conversion and storage
  7. Low-dimensional materials
  8. Mechanical properties and nanomechanics
  9. Nanotechnology
  10. Optical materials, photonics and nanoplasmonics
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Dynamics/vibrations/control systems/robotics
  2. Solid mechanics/computational mechanics
  3. Biomedical systems
  4. Aero-astronautics
  5. Fluid mechanics/computational fluid dynamics/heat transfer
Statistics
  1. Image processing, model building, quality control
  2. Computational statistics, time series, spatial processes
  3. Simulation-based estimation, ecological modeling
  4. Population dynamics, mathematics of DNA
  5. Multivariate data analysis, density estimation

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • AIAA
  • AIChE
  • ASCE
  • ASME
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Material Science and Engineering Society
  • Soc. of Petroleum Engineers

Local Groups

  • Art and Engineering*
  • Bioengineering Graduate Student Association*
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Graduate Student Association*
  • Design for America DREAM - Achievement through Mentorship*
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute - Rice University Student Chapter*
  • Materials Science and Nanoengineering Graduate Student Society*
  • Rice Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Graduate Student Association*
  • Rice Computer Science Club*
  • Rice Eclipse*
  • Rice Electric Vehicle*
  • Rice Empower*
  • Rice Entrepreneurship Club*
  • Rice Environmental Club*
  • Rice Environmental Society*
  • Rice Materials Science and Nanoengineering Society*
  • Rice Robotics Club*
  • Rice iGEM*

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • Asian American Society of Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • CSters (Women in Computer Science)*
  • Rice Chapter of Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers*
  • SHElecs: Undergraduate Women in Electrical Engineering*
  • Women in STEM*

Other Student Support Programs

Orientation Week for freshmen and transfer students; Center for Career Development; Office of Academic Advising; International Student and Scholars Office; Student Activities Center; Disability Support Services; Rice Counseling Center; Student Health Services. Academic Advising provides peer advising and mentoring as well as faculty divisional advising through the residential college system. The Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL) focuses on developing the communication and other personal skills needed to become successful technical leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs. The Center for Written, Oral and Visual Communication (CWOVC) supports the development of skillful communication by undergraduates, graduates and faculty.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Design projects are required in the undergraduate curricula of our traditional engineering departments. Also, there are courses that emphasize teamwork and communication skills within design projects activities. The content of each department’s design course reflects the skills and activities pertinent to the specific engineering major. Some students chose to tackle interdisciplinary design projects that benefit from expertise in multiple engineering specialties. Specific design projects cover a wide variety of topics -- devices for the energy industry, chemical plants and processes, medical devices, gaming and entertainment, robotics, global health devices, clean water and sustainability -- to name a few. The Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen serves every department in the School of Engineering and provides state-of-the-art equipment as well as technical support for students engaged in design projects.

Contact the chairs of the individual departments for more details.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Undergraduates may major in a traditional engineering field: chemical, civil, environmental, electrical, materials, or mechanical engineering, or in bioengineering, computational and applied mathematics, computer science, or statistics. These four-year programs lead to either the B.A. or B.S. degree and may qualify students for further study leading to a fifth-year professional master's degree, an M.A. or M.S. degree, or a Ph.D. degree, all of which are offered at Rice. Students are required to balance engineering and science courses with courses in the liberal arts for a well-rounded education. In addition to having an outstanding engineering school, Rice is also an excellent liberal arts university. Although Rice does not offer co-op programs, most engineering undergraduates gain industrial experience through summer internships. More than 65 percent of Rice engineering undergraduates have participated in research projects by the time they graduate.

Through rigorous engineering education, involvement in research, and meaningful internships, Rice produces engineering graduates who are exceptionally well-prepared for careers in industry or entry into advanced degree programs.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Bioengineering 8 5 4 17
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 7 3 2 12
Civil and Environmental Engineering 5 5 2 12
Computational and Applied Mathematics 9 0 4 13
Computer Science 17 1 1 19
Electrical and Computer Engineering 13 1 7 21
Materials Science and NanoEngineering 4 0 3 7
Mechanical Engineering 9 0 2 11
Statistics 6 0 3 9
Undeclared 0 0 0 0
Totals: 78 15 28 121

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Bioengineering 5 2 7 0.33
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 1 9 10 3.50
Civil and Environmental Engineering 3 6 9 1.83
Computational and Applied Mathematics 1 3 4 0.92
Computer Science 4 4 8 1.50
Electrical and Computer Engineering 3 8 11 3.42
Materials Science and NanoEngineering 2 7 9 1.67
Mechanical Engineering 3 1 4 0.67
Statistics 3 8 11 2.75
Undeclared 1 8 9 0.00
Totals: 26 56 82 16.59

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Bioengineering 35 7 42 3.23
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 22 4 26 1.93
Civil and Environmental Engineering 15 4 19 2.32
Computational and Applied Mathematics 10 0 10 0.00
Computer Science 25 2 27 1.25
Electrical and Computer Engineering 16 5 21 2.06
Materials Science and NanoEngineering 19 4 23 1.88
Mechanical Engineering 3 0 3 0.00
Statistics 8 2 10 1.25
Undeclared 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 153 28 181 13.92

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Bioengineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 5 3
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Computational and Applied Mathematics 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 8 1
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 15 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 12 1
Materials Science and NanoEngineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 6 3
Statistics 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 4 2
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 5 0 0 0 13 1 3 0 0 0 45 11 0 0 66 12

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Bioengineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 1
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 3
Computational and Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Materials Science and NanoEngineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statistics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 0 9 6

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Bioengineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Computational and Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 6 1
Materials Science and NanoEngineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Statistics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 14 6 0 0 22 6

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Rice maintains an academic program of the highest excellence for a small body of students. The freshman class each year numbers approximately 1000 students, of whom about 330 enter in engineering. The Admission Committee seeks students who have demonstrated exceptional ability and the potential for personal and intellectual growth. There is no discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Decisions are based not only on high school grades and test scores but also on such qualities as leadership, participation in extracurricular activities, and personal creativity. The university's aim is diversity rather than uniformity, and it believes that students learn from each other as well as from their classes and laboratories. Students are selected on a competitive basis in six academic divisions: architecture, humanities, engineering, music, natural sciences, and social sciences.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Engineering students are admitted to specific engineering departments no later than the end of their sophomore year. There are no special departmental admission requirements or restrictions.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

All applicants must submit the Common Application and the Rice Common Application Supplement (see http://futureowls.rice.edu/futureowls/International_Students.asp). In addition, applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must submit the Rice International Student Financial Statement with appropriate supporting documentation showing their sources of financial support. If requesting need-based financial aid, the applicant must also provide information on their family financial status.

Applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 600 on the paper-based test and 100 on the internet- based test. The minimum acceptable score on the IELTS is 7. Applicants may be exempt from this requirement if the language of instruction at the school they attended for the most recent two full years is English.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

There are no special requirements for non-resident students.

Residency Requirements

Transfer students must be registered in residence at Rice for at least four full semesters during the fall or spring terms and must complete no fewer than 60 semester hours at Rice before earning a Rice degree.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Students with superior records from two-year or four-year colleges or universities may apply as transfer candidates. Admission requirements and evaluation criteria are essentially the same as those applied to applicants for the first-year class, except that special emphasis is given to their performance at the college level.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 0
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 10

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $43,220
Room & Board: $13,750
Books & Supplies: $800
Other Expenses: $2,050
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CCS/PROFILE)

Additional Financial Aid Information

Students should review the financial aid checklist at:
http://financialaid.rice.edu/undergraduates/applyforaid/.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 6,828
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 910
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 295
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 99%
Note: % of students ranked in top 25% of their high school class is only for those students who were able to provide Rice with class ranking.

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 800 740
Reading Range: 765 690
Writing Range: 770 675
Combined Range: 2300 2125
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 35 32
Composite Range: 35 33

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Bioengineering (B.S.B.) 1 10 33 38 82 2
Chemical Engineering (B.A.) 0 0 0 1 1 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.Ch.E.) 0 12 64 77 153 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering (B.A.) 0 0 2 3 5 2
Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) 0 5 18 16 39 2
Computational and Applied Mathematics (B.A.) 1 3 8 13 25 1
Computer Science (B.A.) 3 20 35 34 92 3
Computer Science (B.S.C.S.) 2 40 59 61 162 1
Electrical Engineering (B.A.) 0 0 2 2 4 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) 0 15 30 39 84 1
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (B.A.) 0 1 1 1 3 0
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (B.S.M.S.N.E.) 0 3 16 6 25 2
Mechanical Engineering (B.A.) 0 0 0 3 3 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) 0 46 72 65 183 4
Statistics (B.A.) 0 9 23 38 70 0
Undeclared 300 236 3 1 540 1
Totals: 307 400 366 398 1471 20

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Bioengineering (B.S.B.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.Ch.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computational and Applied Mathematics (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.A.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science (B.S.C.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (B.S.M.S.N.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statistics (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Undeclared
Men 22 0 5 0 37 0 0 0 37 0 15 0 0 0 66 0 8 0 190 0
Women 12 0 3 0 25 0 0 0 29 0 8 0 0 0 30 0 3 0 110 0
Totals: 38 0 8 0 62 0 0 0 67 0 23 0 0 0 98 0 11 0 307 0

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Bioengineering (B.S.B.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Chemical Engineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.Ch.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Computational and Applied Mathematics (B.A.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.A.)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 12 1
Women 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Computer Science (B.S.C.S.)
Men 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 27 0
Women 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 13 0
Electrical Engineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)
Men 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 13 0
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (B.S.M.S.N.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
Men 7 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 17 0 1 0 36 0
Women 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 10 0
Statistics (B.A.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Undeclared
Men 11 0 2 0 31 1 0 0 43 0 5 0 0 0 57 0 9 0 158 1
Women 4 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 23 0 5 0 0 0 32 0 4 0 78 0
Totals: 55 0 7 0 59 1 1 0 103 1 16 0 0 0 145 0 14 0 400 2

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Bioengineering (B.S.B.)
Men 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 17 1
Women 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 16 0
Chemical Engineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.Ch.E.)
Men 6 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 16 0 3 0 41 0
Women 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 23 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 12 0
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Computational and Applied Mathematics (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science (B.A.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 22 0
Women 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 13 0
Computer Science (B.S.C.S.)
Men 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 15 0 3 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 42 0
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 17 0
Electrical Engineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)
Men 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 2 0 24 0
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (B.S.M.S.N.E.)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 10 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
Men 8 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 10 1 1 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 58 1
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 14 0
Statistics (B.A.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 10 0
Women 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
Undeclared
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 67 0 1 1 49 0 0 0 82 1 22 0 0 0 130 0 15 0 366 2

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Bioengineering (B.S.B.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 12 0
Women 2 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 26 1
Chemical Engineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.Ch.E.)
Men 6 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 14 0 2 0 0 0 19 0 4 0 53 0
Women 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 9 0 3 0 24 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 7 2
Computational and Applied Mathematics (B.A.)
Men 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 1
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science (B.A.)
Men 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 21 1
Women 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 13 1
Computer Science (B.S.C.S.)
Men 12 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 18 1 1 0 45 1
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 16 0
Electrical Engineering (B.A.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)
Men 11 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 33 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 6 0
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (B.S.M.S.N.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 2
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.A.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
Men 1 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 24 3 3 0 45 3
Women 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 20 0
Statistics (B.A.)
Men 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 20 0
Women 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 18 0
Undeclared
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 84 1 3 0 54 5 0 0 81 2 12 1 0 0 147 7 17 0 398 16

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Bioengineering (B.S.B.) 3 1 8 0 10 3 0 15 1 41 21 20
Chemical Engineering (B.A.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.Ch.E.) 12 1 10 0 19 5 0 19 4 70 46 24
Civil and Environmental Engineering (B.A.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 2 3
Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) 3 1 4 0 4 1 0 13 0 26 13 13
Computational and Applied Mathematics (B.A.) 2 1 2 0 5 0 0 5 1 16 11 5
Computer Science (B.A.) 9 0 3 0 10 0 0 17 2 41 24 17
Computer Science (B.S.C.S.) 3 0 3 0 5 0 0 14 1 26 16 10
Electrical Engineering (B.A.) 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) 8 0 4 0 6 1 0 8 0 27 23 4
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (B.A.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (B.S.M.S.N.E.) 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 2 9 7 2
Mechanical Engineering (B.A.) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 2 2
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) 5 2 17 0 11 0 0 20 2 57 44 13
Statistics (B.A.) 14 0 2 0 4 2 0 12 0 34 18 16
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 66 6 54 0 77 12 0 130 14 359 230 129

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Bioengineering (B.S.B.) 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 0 6 4 1 2 0 0 7 8 1 0 41
Chemical Engineering (B.A.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.Ch.E.) 8 4 1 0 7 3 0 0 11 8 3 2 0 0 14 5 2 2 70
Civil and Environmental Engineering (B.A.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 5
Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) 3 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 9 0 0 26
Computational and Applied Mathematics (B.A.) 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 16
Computer Science (B.A.) 4 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 14 3 0 2 41
Computer Science (B.S.C.S.) 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 9 5 0 1 26
Electrical Engineering (B.A.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 27
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (B.A.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (B.S.M.S.N.E.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 9
Mechanical Engineering (B.A.) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) 3 2 2 0 15 2 0 0 8 3 0 0 0 0 14 6 2 0 57
Statistics (B.A.) 7 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 7 5 0 0 34
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 41 25 4 2 41 13 0 0 46 31 7 5 0 0 82 48 9 5 359

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Undergraduate students who complete all courses required for a B.S. degree and a B.A. degree (for example, a B.S. in electrical and a B.A. in computer science) are not considered to be in a dual degree program. If a student has two majors, both of which lead to a B.A. degree, the student receives one B.A. degree with a notation of both majors appearing on their transcript.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Bioengineering (B.S.B.) yes 4.00 3.98 Day None
Chemical Engineering (B.A.) no 4.00 3.75 Day None
Chemical Engineering (B.S.Ch.E.) yes 4.00 4.02 Day None
Civil and Environmental Engineering (B.A.) no 4.00 4.00 Day None
Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) yes 4.00 4.30 Day None
Computational and Applied Mathematics (B.A.) no 4.00 3.72 Day None
Computer Science (B.A.) no 4.00 3.82 Day None
Computer Science (B.S.C.S.) no 4.00 4.00 Day None
Electrical Engineering (B.A.) no 4.00 4.00 Day None
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) yes 4.00 4.01 Day None
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (B.A.) no 4.00 4.50 Day None
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (B.S.M.S.N.E.) no 4.00 4.00 Day None
Mechanical Engineering (B.A.) no Day None
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) yes 4.00 4.10 Day None
Statistics (B.A.) no 4.00 3.91 Day None
Undeclared no 0.00 0.00 Both None

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Applicants should address all communications to the chair of the appropriate department, who will provide the application form and relevant information about the program. Applications are also available in PDF format on the web and can be accessed by going to http://graduate.rice.edu. The completed form, transcript, recommendations, and Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, if required, should be sent directly to the admitting department. The deadline for completed applications for the fall semester is February 1. Some departments, however, specify an earlier deadline, and departments may occasionally consider late applications. Candidates are evaluated on their previous academic records, available test scores, and letters of reference from scholars under whom they have studied.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Graduate study is open to well-qualified students who possess adequate background in the field of study they wish to pursue. Normally, but not always, the equivalent of an undergraduate major in the field is required, but the final judgment of preparation rests with the department concerned. The emphasis is on the quality of the applicant's preparation rather than on the academic program pursued or credits earned in achieving it.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Foreign students whose native language is not English must score a minimum of 600 on the paper-based TOEFL or 90 on the iBT (Internet-based) TOEFL. Alternatively, students may substitute their score on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 7.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

There are no special requirements for non-resident students.

Residency Requirements

The residency requirement (period of full-time study at Rice) for the doctoral degree is four semesters. A semester course load of 9 hours or more constitutes full-time study in graduate programs. The residency requirement for master's degrees is one semester of full-time study.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

There are no special admission requirements for transfer students into the graduate degree programs. Transfer students must meet the same academic requirements as all graduate students, including the required minimum number of semesters in residency at Rice, to earn Rice graduate degrees.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $43,220
Room & Board:
Books & Supplies:
Other Expenses: $545
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Institution's Own Application Form

Additional Financial Aid Information

Most new graduate engineering students in thesis degree programs (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.) receive full tuition awards and a monthly stipend. After the first year, most thesis-program graduate students receive a full tuition award and a monthly stipend as a graduate research assistant, graduate research fellow, or graduate teaching assistant. Part-time students and students in the Professional Master's degree programs (thesis not required) receive no support; however, they may apply for loans. The Office of Financial Aid offers need-based assistance in the form of Federal loan programs, special loan programs, and private loan programs.

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 4,004
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 947
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 292

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Applied Physics Bioengineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Physics Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Physics Materials Science and NanoEngineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Physics Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioengineering (M.B.E.)
Men 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 10 2
Women 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 2
Bioengineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (M.Ch.E.)
Men 13 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 15 4
Women 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 12 0
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.C.E.E.)
Men 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Women 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Computational and Applied Math (M.C.A.M.)
Men 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computational and Applied Mathematics (M.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computational Science and Engineering (M.C.S.E.)
Men 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Women 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Computer Science (M.C.S.)
Men 38 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 39 7
Women 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 2
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (M.E.E.)
Men 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 15 7
Women 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (M.M.S.N.E.)
Men 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 21 3
Women 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mechanical Engineering (M.M.E.)
Men 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 12 1
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 15 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Statistics (M.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statistics (M.STAT.)
Men 20 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 24 3
Women 23 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 25 5
Totals: 212 34 3 1 5 0 0 0 8 6 1 1 0 0 30 6 1 2 260 50

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Applied Physics Bioengineering (Ph.D.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Applied Physics Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Physics Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 13 0
Women 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Applied Physics Materials Science and NanoEngineering (Ph.D.)
Men 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Applied Physics Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioengineering (Ph.D.)
Men 22 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 2 0 63 0
Women 10 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 18 0 2 0 47 1
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 39 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 55 0
Women 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 30 0
Civil and Enviromental Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 26 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 33 1
Women 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 0
Computational and Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.)
Men 10 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 31 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 49 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 68 0
Women 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 14 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 75 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 105 0
Women 22 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 29 0
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (Ph.D.)
Men 23 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 37 0
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 10 1
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 21 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Statistics (Ph.D.)
Men 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 14 0 2 0 30 0
Women 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 14 0
Totals: 367 1 22 0 14 1 0 0 52 0 9 0 0 0 165 1 7 0 636 3

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Applied Physics Bioengineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Physics Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 5 0
Applied Physics Materials Science and NanoEngineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Applied Physics Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioengineering (M.B.E.) 11 0 2 0 3 0 0 2 0 18 10 8
Bioengineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (M.Ch.E.) 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 10 3 7
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 2
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.C.E.E.) 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 9 2 7
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 2 3
Computational and Applied Math (M.C.A.M.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Computational and Applied Mathematics (M.A.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 8 6 2
Computational Science and Engineering (M.C.S.E.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
Computer Science (M.C.S.) 33 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 38 32 6
Computer Science (M.S.) 13 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 19 14 5
Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.) 24 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 28 24 4
Electrical Engineering (M.E.E.) 14 0 2 0 2 0 0 3 0 21 19 2
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (M.M.S.N.E.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.M.E.) 7 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 12 9 3
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 9 8 1
Statistics (M.A.) 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 2 17 15 2
Statistics (M.STAT.) 19 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 26 11 15
Totals: 164 1 8 0 18 2 0 39 6 238 170 68

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Applied Physics Bioengineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Physics Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
Applied Physics Materials Science and NanoEngineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Applied Physics Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioengineering (M.B.E.) 7 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 18
Bioengineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (M.Ch.E.) 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.C.E.E.) 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5
Computational and Applied Math (M.C.A.M.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Computational and Applied Mathematics (M.A.) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 8
Computational Science and Engineering (M.C.S.E.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Computer Science (M.C.S.) 27 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 38
Computer Science (M.S.) 9 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 19
Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.) 20 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 28
Electrical Engineering (M.E.E.) 12 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 21
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (M.M.S.N.E.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mechanical Engineering (M.M.E.) 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 12
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 9
Statistics (M.A.) 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 17
Statistics (M.STAT.) 7 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 26
Totals: 118 46 1 0 4 4 0 0 10 8 1 1 0 0 31 8 5 1 238

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Applied Physics Bioengineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Applied Physics Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.) 5 0 5
Applied Physics Materials Science and NanoEngineering (M.S.) 1 0 1
Applied Physics Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Bioengineering (M.B.E.) 0 18 18
Bioengineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (M.Ch.E.) 0 10 10
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 5 0 5
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.C.E.E.) 0 9 9
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 5 0 5
Computational and Applied Math (M.C.A.M.) 0 1 1
Computational and Applied Mathematics (M.A.) 8 0 8
Computational Science and Engineering (M.C.S.E.) 0 3 3
Computer Science (M.C.S.) 0 38 38
Computer Science (M.S.) 19 0 19
Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.) 28 0 28
Electrical Engineering (M.E.E.) 0 21 21
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (M.M.S.N.E.) 0 3 3
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.M.E.) 0 12 12
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 9 0 9
Statistics (M.A.) 17 0 17
Statistics (M.STAT.) 0 26 26
Totals: 97 141 238

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Applied Physics Bioengineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1
Applied Physics Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Physics Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 4 1
Applied Physics Materials Science and NanoEngineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Applied Physics Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioengineering (Ph.D.) 1 2 2 0 7 0 0 13 0 25 17 8
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 4 4
Civil and Enviromental Engineering (Ph.D.) 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 3
Computational and Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.) 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 2 3
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 10 8 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 7 1 1 0 2 0 0 3 0 14 9 5
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 5 4 1
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 7 2
Statistics (Ph.D.) 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 9 4 5
Totals: 46 3 9 0 13 1 0 27 1 100 65 35

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Applied Physics Bioengineering (Ph.D.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Applied Physics Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Physics Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
Applied Physics Materials Science and NanoEngineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Applied Physics Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioengineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 8 5 0 0 25
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8
Civil and Enviromental Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Computational and Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.) 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 10
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 14
Materials Science and NanoEngineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9
Statistics (Ph.D.) 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9
Totals: 31 15 2 1 5 4 0 0 7 6 1 0 0 0 19 8 0 1 100

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Bioengineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $567,188 Indiv: $146,035
Fed/Nat: $11,861,102 Industry: $197,980 Priv/Non: $1,673,211
State: $2,671,163 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $17,116,679
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $1,422,452 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,422,847 Industry: $2,154,854 Priv/Non: $475,167
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $6,475,320
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $11,180 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,580,959 Industry: $1,239,259 Priv/Non: $1,347,822
State: $75,802 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $5,255,022
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $3,696
Fed/Nat: $1,132,870 Industry: $952,378 Priv/Non: $711,410
State: $96,232 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,896,586
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science
Total#: 0 Foreign: $59,889 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $8,179,127 Industry: $390,407 Priv/Non: $38,535
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $8,667,958
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $1,402,337 Indiv: $2,460,726
Fed/Nat: $8,072,870 Industry: $997,305 Priv/Non: $7,297,452
State: $71,022 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $20,301,712
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Materials Science and NanoEngineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $270,252 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,439,667 Industry: $1,035,766 Priv/Non: $244,841
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $4,990,526
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $186,258 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $689,149 Industry: $151,232 Priv/Non: $5,914
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,032,553
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Statistics
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,570,403 Industry: $95,810 Priv/Non: $1,195,661
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,861,874
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $3,919,556 Indiv: $2,610,457
Fed/Nat: $39,948,994 Industry: $7,214,991 Priv/Non: $12,990,013
State: $2,914,219 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $69,598,230

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Brown School of Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $13,583 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $2,578
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $16,161
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Computational Finance and Economic Systems
Total#: 0 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Multimedia Communication
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Earth Science Center for Computation
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Bioscience and Bioengineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Laboratory for Nanophotonics
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Rice Center for Engineering Leadership
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Richard Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Severe Storm Prediction Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Smalley-Curl Institute
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $13,583 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $2,578
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $16,161


Grand Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $3,919,556 Indiv: $2,610,457
Fed/Nat: $39,962,577 Industry: $7,214,991 Priv/Non: $12,992,591
State: $2,914,219 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $69,614,391

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Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Bioengineering

General areas of research are: biomedical imaging and diagnostics, biomaterials and drug delivery, cellular and biomolecular engineering, tissue engineering and biomechanics, computational and theoretical bioengineering, systems and synthetic biology.

Specific topics of current research in both medical and non-medical fields include: nanoscale contrast agents for molecular imaging; hardware systems to image and monitor cancers and other disease processes in vivo and in real time; the synthesis, fabrication, and evaluation of biomaterials for applications such as imaging contrast agents, tissue engineering scaffolds, drug delivery, and artificial viruses for gene therapy; understanding of biochemical, molecular, cellular and biomechanical characteristics of normal and diseased tissues; research to understand biological systems at multiple lengths of scale, and in the development of new technologies in fields such as plant science, environmental engineering, and chemical production; development of optimal culturing conditions for tissue engineered constructs; engineering of cell properties to improve production of specific chemicals or resistance to disease; modeling of bone, cartilage and cardiovascular tissue mechanics and stress effects on stem cells differentiation, tissue development; modeling of nanoelectromechanical transduction in cochlear outer-hair cell membranes; structural biology; modeling of evolution and immune system therapies; computational drug design based on inhibition of aberrant protein interactions; and investigations into methods in systems and synthetic biology that combine experimental and theoretical approaches from engineering and other disciplines to solve both fundamental and applied problems in the biosciences and medicine.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Research areas include: advanced materials, nanotechnology, green chemistry, catalysis and reaction engineering, water clean-up catalysis, complex fluids and rheology of nanostructured liquids, colloids, microemulsions, systems biology, cell population dynamics, metabolic engineering, nutritional systems biology, stem cells, metabolic and transcriptional networks, synthetic biology, protein engineering, protein folding, microbial fermentation, chemicals and fuels from biomass, surface engineering, self-assembled monolayers, thermodynamics, petroleum chemistry, statistical mechanics, molecular simulation, interfacial phenomena, flow and transport in porous media, flow assurance, wetting phenomena, control and optimization, polymer design and synthesis, liquid crystals, polymer self-assembly.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering includes environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology, hazardous waste treatment, and contaminated site remediation technologies. Also, investigation of structural mechanics and smart structures for applications in extreme conditions such as deep water, offshore technology, and earthquake engineering. There is strong emphasis on hydrology as it relates to flood prediction and groundwater remediation through contaminant transport modeling and advanced water treatment processes. Faculty are also actively involved in atmospheric monitoring programs, air pollution modeling studies and environmental policies designed to improve local air quality.

Computational and Applied Mathematics

Currently, the department’s faculty research interests lie in the areas of differential equations, inverse problems, scattering waves, mathematical modeling in the physical and biological sciences, numerical analysis, numerical solution of partial differential equations, optimal control, combinatorial and stochastic optimization, fast methods, iterative solvers and large scale computing. Current projects include signal recovery, compressed sensing, inverse wave propagation in elastic and inelastic materials, branch decompositions, iterative methods for linear systems and eigenvalue computations, model reduction, clique generalization, PDE constrained optimization, sparse optimization, numerical algorithms for multicore computing architectures, modeling of porous media and high order methods for the solution of partial differential equations.

Computer Science

Major research areas in computer science include artificial intelligence and robotics, bioinformatics, compilers, graphics and geometric design, networking and operating systems and parallel programming environments, programming languages and security, and verification. Faculty members collaborate with colleagues in biosciences, computational and applied mathematics, electrical and computer engineering, and statistics in several interdisciplinary research efforts. Current projects include algorithmic drug design, compilers for embedded applications, component-based software engineering, computer-aided design verification, high school computer education, wireless networking, multiprocessor cluster computing, machine virtualization, national computing grid, phylogenomics, and secure voting.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering is a dynamic and broad discipline that uses principles in mathematics, physics, and chemistry to address the challenges in engineering materials, electronics, signals, and systems. The domain of applications, which is equally dynamic and broad, includes health, medicine, energy, computing, wireless communication, networks, environment, and security.

Computer engineering spans the spectrum of computing from low power personal devices to large-scale parallel information systems, networked computing that solves myriad technology challenges for computer-aided-design, computer architecture, and VLSI design. Future computing technologies include the on-chip integration of systems and networks that will move us beyond current methods in silicon.

The area of Photonics and Nanoengineering includes photonic and plasmonic materials, optical physics, materials for engineering, and the study of the interaction of light and matter, which are used to develop innovative devices and technologies. These innovations include optical nanosensor and nano-actuator development; imaging and image processing, including multispectral imaging and terahertz imaging; laser applications in remote sensing, especially for trace gas detection; and applications of nanoshells in biomedicine.

The Systems research area includes communications, control, networks and signal processing. The focus is on understanding how to analyze and restructure signals and applications in a wide-range of areas including digitalized imagery and video, pattern recognition and learning theory, sensor networks, and communication systems. Emergent applications include high-performance, scalable and widely deployed wireless Internet, and expanding "broadband" services for residences and public spaces.

Neuroengineering is a multidisciplinary field that fosters integration of advanced scientific and engineering approaches to the analysis and control of the nervous system in order to enhance and restore neuronal function. Within Rice ECE, specific areas of research interest include interfaces at the device, circuit, and systems levels; neural signal processing; and brain-computer interfaces. For example, our research includes both the study of the behavior of neural circuits using nano-fabricated devices in tandem with optical, genetic and electro-physiological techniques, and the study of the hippocampus, the region in the brain where spatial learning takes place and where memories are formed, stored, and used.


Materials Science and NanoEngineering

The research in the department covers many important aspects of Materials Science and the emerging Nanotechnology areas. Some notable areas in which faculty members from this department made important contributions include: scientific investigation and engineering of carbon nanotubes and other low dimensional materials such as graphene, boron nitrides, etc; nanomaterials for energy applications; development of multifunctional nanocomposites.

Mechanical Engineering

Some current areas of research include: Mechanics, computational mechanics, stochastic mechanics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, dynamics and control, robotics, biomedical systems, and aerospace sciences.

Collaborative research with other departments and institutions includes the areas of computational methods and optimization, robotics, electronic materials, biomehanics and biomaterials.

Statistics

Areas of current research interests in the statistics department include: Statistical computing and graphics, pattern recognition and massive data sets. Modern Bayesian methods, stochastic process modeling, complex dependence structures and data fusion. Survival analysis, extreme values, time series and spatial processes. Bioinformatics, biostatistics, statistical genetics, imaging, environmental statistics, quantitative risk management and finance.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Computational Finance and Economic Systems

The Center for Computational Finance and Economic Systems is dedicated to the quantitative study of financial markets and their ultimate impact on society. By integrating the talents of economists, finance experts, computational scientists, engineers, and other disciplines, we will advance the boundaries of modeling and computational science in this important arena. Using a systems approach we seek to enhance academic disciplines, business operations, and economic policy.

Center for Multimedia Communication

The Center for Multimedia Communication (CMC) conducts basic theoretical and experimental research that leads the transformation of wireless communications and networking by bringing together expertise from computer networking, signal processing, optics, applied mathematics, computer engineering, VLSI, and mobile computing. Since 2004, CMC has established an at-scale deployed wireless network in collaboration with Houston non-profit Technology For All (TFA, see details at http://tfa.rice.edu). With the driving goal of a completely programmable and deployed operational network, CMC has also developed an open-source platform, which allows implementation of novel wireless network stacks. The platform, Wireless Open-Access Research Platform (WARP), is in use not only at Rice but also at over 100 academic and commercial research labs; see http://warp.rice.edu for more details. The WARP platform has been used to create the Rice Argos Massive MIMO testbed for 5th Generation (5G) wireless research; see http://argos.rice.edu/ for more details. The CMC Lab has prototyping capabilities for wireless sensors and embedded systems as well as a full suite of wireless test equipment and graphics processing unit (GPU) testbeds, see http://cmc.rice.edu. The CMC has been applying concepts from wireless communications, including sensor arrays, data detection, and energy harvesting, to healthcare applications in neuroscience and cardiology. Current activities and new initiatives in the center include wireless communication systems focusing on full duplex, cognitive radio; massive MIMO; and scalable mobile healthcare.

Earth Science Center for Computation

The Earth Science Center for Computation was established in 1998 to promote research in data and computationally intensive aspects of the Earth sciences, in response to the data tsunami from the wide-range of Earth observing systems and the ever-growing need for computation for data processing and imaging. The ESCC is one of a number of Rice centers affiliated with the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology, a Rice institute to advance research in computing and information technology. The ESCC provides department level linux computing platforms and mass storage, and partners with Kennedy Institute members to develop proposals for large cluster computing systems.

Institute for Bioscience and Bioengineering

The Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering (IBB) - http://ibb.rice.edu - fosters crossdisciplinary research and education programs encompassing the biological, chemical, and engineering disciplines. Today, 108 faculty members representing all of Rice's engineering and science departments work across departmental boundaries in areas where movement from basic science discovery to practical application occurs with amazing speed: protein-based blood substitutes, non-rejectable replacement materials for bone or organ transplants, synthetic cell fabrication, engineered tissues, heart and cancer diagnostic tools and treatments, nutritional formulations, and targeted drug delivery systems. With its relocation to the University's new BioScience Research Collaborative, specifically fostering collaborations with other institutions in the Texas Medical Center, IBB remains at the forefront of discoveries that hold extraordinary promise for practical applications to human health.

Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology

The Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology is dedicated to the advancement of research in the fields of computing, data science and information technology. Our goal is to provide broad support for a strong community of research experimentation that challenges traditional disciplinary limits. We see our most important role as being a catalyst for research collaboration across the conventional boundaries of school, department, center and laboratory. We work to encourage partnerships with industry, government and other universities to help solve real-world problems.

From our roots in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computational and Applied Mathematics, and Statistics, we have grown to encompass faculty from all the schools at Rice spanning engineering, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, business, architecture and music. The Ken Kennedy Institute is currently the virtual home of over 160 faculty members and senior researchers from across Rice University. Institute members receive most of their funding from federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and the National Institutes of Health. In addition to these funding sources, we work closely with members to develop funding opportunities and partnerships with industry and private foundations.

Laboratory for Nanophotonics

The Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP; http://lanp.rice.edu/) is an educational and research resource with the mission to (1) advance our understanding of light manipulation and light-matter interactions at nanoscale dimensions, (2) to develop new functional materials, devices, components, and systems based on nanoscale manipulation of light, and (3) to advance and apply nanoscale photonics within the multidisciplinary fields of optical sciences and engineering.

Current active members of LANP include Prof. Naomi Halas, Prof. Peter Nordlander, Prof. Stephan Link, Prof. Jason Hafner and Prof. Isabell Thomann. Research funding for LANP is via DoD MURI and BRC awards in the areas of active plasmonics and line shape engineering. LANP also hosts a monthly poster/pizza session for everyone to share the latest research in an informal setting.

Rice Center for Engineering Leadership

The Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL) seeks to develop Rice engineering students into effective leaders who blend technical expertise and an entrepreneurial spirit with fluent communication skills and professional and personal integrity to envision and deliver innovative solutions.

RCEL students are exposed to the fundamentals of engineering leadership theory and development, while practicing and honing their leadership skills in an engineering context. Challenging, innovative, and interactive exercises based on engineering leadership theories are used specifically to help students become better leaders. Students have the opportunity to lead other students, participate as a member of a team, and observe the practical application of leadership practices in an engineering team setting. Students get candid feedback about their performance as a leader and develop their unique “Engineering Leadership ” based on that feedback and the Rice Engineering Competencies Model
RCEL students are assigned leadership positions within the cohort, providing additional opportunities to lead their fellow students and projects. Importantly, the more senior RCEL students are key stakeholders, and assist in advancing the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership, as well as assist with the planning, leading, and evaluating the success of weekly Engineering Leadership Labs during the academic semester.

Richard Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity

The Richard Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity was established at Rice University in 1995 with a mission to recruit, engage, and sustain underrepresented groups in engineering and sciences and to support academic excellence and opportunity for all. The Center manages a wide variety of successful programs that provide mentoring, training, professional development, national conference participation, community building programs, and research experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. The Center also provides inspiration and support for K-12 students, teachers, and support staff with collaborative opportunities at Rice University including lectures, training, and advising. The Center’s "Math is Cool" video has been shown to students across the country to create an awareness and interest in the importance of math in all of our lives. The Center regularly hosts webinars, faculty workshops, a series of invited speakers, and other guests throughout the year to bring visibility to the successes of minority and women scholars in STEM. The Center led the National Science Foundation (NSF) supported Broadening Participation in Computing program, "Empowering Leadership: Computing Scholars for Tomorrow," which includes hundreds of members and dozens of partner institutions including national laboratories, research centers, corporations, and other universities. At present, the Center manages the Empowering Leadership Alliance and XSEDE Scholars Program and is a partner in the Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (iAAMCS).

Severe Storm Prediction Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center

The Center organizes leading universities, researchers, emergency managers, and private and public entities to better address severe storm impacts and mitigation strategies in the Gulf Coast area. The center focuses on (1) severe storm and hurricane research and storm surge prediction, (2) radar-based rainfall and flood warning systems for urban and coastal areas, (3) state-of-the-art educational programs for workforce training and public awareness, (4) infrastructure risk assessment, (5) evacuation plans linked to the best warning and transportation systems, and (6) societal needs and impacts. One of the main goals is to improve lead-time and accuracy of prediction and to deliver the information in real time to emergency managers for improved evacuations or sheltering in place.

The SSPEED Center will create synergism between various experts in both universities and private and public sectors, and will educate students in disaster prediction and management areas where there is a shortage of professionals. The Center is currently proposing the construction of a gate system at the mouth of the Ship Channel near Hartman Bridge. This major structural alternative could have the highest cost-benefit ratio of all of the mitigation proposals. The low-lying coastal wetlands and prairies of the upper Texas coast provide enormous storage capacity for storm surge. Protecting these areas from unsustainable development will help to protect the greater populated region. The Center is proposing to designate a recreation, conservation, and economic development area. Researchers at the Center are developing protection strategies for Galveston Island using sophisticated modeling to represent various levee scenarios. In addition, the Center is also working to design extensive flood alert systems in coastal communities along bayous west of Galveston Bay. A pilot study is being conducted in the Clear Lake area, which is one of the most populated and vulnerable communities along the coast and home to the Johnson Space Center.

The SSPEED Center was approved by the Texas Legislature in 2007. We have received generous funding from the Houston Endowment, Inc., through 2014 to study the effects of Hurricane Ike that hit the Texas Gulf Coast in September 2008.

Smalley-Curl Institute

Rice University has merged two of its multidisciplinary research institutes, the Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the Rice Quantum Institute, to form a new entity, the Smalley-Curl Institute (SCI). The new Institute will be the home of the Applied Physics Graduate Program and of several endowed postdoctoral research fellowships, will establish strong industrial collaborations, and will foster new educational and outreach programs. It will assist its members in forging new, cross-cutting and interdisciplinary research areas, and in seeking new means of supporting their work. Research in SCI encompasses advanced materials, quantum magnetism, plasmonics and photonics, biophysics and bioengineering, ultracold atom physics, condensed matter and chemical physics, and all aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

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Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • AI/Expert systems
  • Advanced materials/smart materials
  • Air quality modeling and management
  • Algorithmic drug design
  • Applied Analysis
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Atmospheric pollution prevention, control and modeling
  • Basic science seed projects; nanotechnology application in environmental protection and cleanup
  • Biochemical reactors
  • Biodegradation of industrial wastes
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological systems modeling & simulation
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Biomimetic materials
  • Biopolymer theory
  • Bioremediation
  • Biotransformation and environmental remediation
  • Bone regeneration
  • Carbon nanotube fibers
  • Catalysis
  • Cell transplantation
  • Cellular modeling and simulation
  • Combinatorial algorithms
  • Compiler construction
  • Compiler optimization
  • Compressed sensing
  • Computational biology
  • Computational contact mechanics
  • Computational environmental engineering
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Computational solid mechanics
  • Computational statistics
  • Computer-aided design for micro and nano systems
  • Computer-aided engineering
  • Contaminant Hydrogeology
  • Continuous optimization & control
  • Corrosion related liability issues
  • Damage mechanisms
  • Desalination
  • Discrete optimization/MIP
  • Distributed systems
  • Drinking water preservation, purification and protection
  • Dynamical systems & control
  • Dynamics of DNA repeats
  • Dynamics of chemical systems
  • Electro-optic devices
  • Embedded systems
  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Environmental law, regulation and policy studies
  • Environmental nanotechnology
  • Fast Methods
  • Finite-model theory
  • Flow assurance
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Fullerenes, properties and applications of
  • Green house gases, carbon dioxide capture and storage
  • Ground water protection and restoration
  • Integral Equations
  • Integrated Biosensors and Bioimaging Systems
  • Intelligent sensors
  • Interfacial phenomena
  • Inverse Problems
  • Inversion modeling & analysis
  • Lasers, design and sensing
  • Memory hierarchy optimization
  • Metabolic and transcriptional networks
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Microbial ecology
  • Molecular engineering of organic surfaces
  • Molecular scale interface
  • Molecular simulation
  • Multi-processor cluster computing
  • Multidisciplinary design optimization
  • Nano and biotechnology electromagnetic devices and systems
  • Nanoengineering
  • Nanoparticle interactions
  • Nanophotonic devices and systems
  • Nanoshells
  • Network OS & quality of service
  • Neuroscience/Neuroengineering
  • Nonlinear manifolds in image modeling
  • Numerical methods for the solution of PDE
  • Nutritional systems biology
  • Optical imaging technologies
  • Optical sensing
  • Organic electronics
  • Parallel I/O systems
  • Parallel computation
  • Parallel numerical algorithms
  • Performance analysis tools & programming environments
  • Personal networks
  • Photonics
  • Phytoremediation
  • Plasmonics
  • Polymer science
  • Porous media, flow and processes in
  • Programming languages
  • Protein molecular evolution
  • Quantum electronics
  • Reliability and failure analysis
  • Reservoir simulation
  • Resource Recovery from wastewater
  • River and groundwater preservation, remediation amd modeling
  • Robotics
  • Scalable network servers
  • Sensor networks
  • Signal recovery
  • Smart structures
  • Software engineering
  • Statistical modeling
  • Structural dynamics
  • Synthetic biology
  • Systems biology
  • Telemedicine
  • Thrombosis studies
  • Tissue engineering
  • Vacuum ultraviolet sources and microscopic imaging
  • Verification (hardware & software)
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Water treatment and reuse
  • Weather changes and prediction, desertification, storm modeling and prevention
  • Wireless networks

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Rice's coordinated M.B.A./Master of Engineering degree program equips students with the managerial skills and technical expertise needed to succeed as managers in technology-based organizations. The program offers some time and cost savings over completing the two degrees independently, since students who pursue the degrees simultaneously can finish in just two academic years. Rice offers the M.B.A. degree in conjuction with any of the School of Engineering's professional, nonthesis master's degrees. For the coordinated M.B.A./Master of Engineering degrees, students must complete at least two academic years in residence at Rice and 63 semester hours in approved course work: 24 in an engineering discipline and 39 in business administration. Students plan their course schedules in consultation with the engineering department in which they are enrolled and with the M.B.A. program director.

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Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Bioengineering
Appointments: 41 14 77 0 132
Stipends: $2,644 $2,637 $2,505 $0
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Appointments: 33 2 47 0 82
Stipends: $2,412 $2,608 $2,335 $0
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 9 2 31 0 42
Stipends: $2,436 $2,050 $2,042 $0
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Appointments: 21 5 12 0 38
Stipends: $2,266 $2,355 $2,183 $0
Computer Science
Appointments: 32 1 55 0 88
Stipends: $2,465 $2,579 $2,329 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 73 10 91 0 174
Stipends: $2,671 $3,134 $2,621 $0
Materials Science and NanoEngineering
Appointments: 21 13 29 0 63
Stipends: $2,365 $1,930 $2,065 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 7 2 7 0 16
Stipends: $2,429 $1,889 $2,114 $0
Statistics
Appointments: 30 3 12 0 45
Stipends: $2,386 $2,444 $2,148 $0
All Total Appointments 267 52 361 0 680