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Research in RQI encompasses advanced materials, quantum magnetism, plasmonics and photonics, biophysics, ultra cold atom physics, condensed matter and chemical physics, and all aspects of nano science and nanotechnology. In addition, numerous research efforts are focused on the development of innovations and emerging technologies, translating many of the scientific breakthroughs first seen here at Rice into useful applications that will benefit society.  

Naomi J. Halas
RQI Director
Brockman Hall 281
(713) 348-5611 
Alberto Pimpinelli
RQI Executive Director
Brockman Hall 337
(713) 348-4540 
Kevin Kelly
Chair, Applied Physics Program
Brockman Hall 326
(713) 348-3565 
 Carol Lively
 RQI Administrator
Brockman Hall 283
(713) 348-3566