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 The box held by Rice University graduate student Jinghui Wang, left, with Rice biomolecular engineer Sibani Lisa Biswal

The Smalley Institute strives to provide the foundation for world-class nanotechnology research at Rice University by actively supporting the University’s nanoscale science and technology interests.  In order to effectively execute our objectives in a variety of scientific and societal arenas, the Smalley Institute is comprised of centers and components and is affiliated with various organizations with unique objectives.  Also, through the work of the institute and its faculty members, Rice University has a centralized, shared instrumentation program administrated by the Shared Equipment Authority (SEA). 


Aakash Jacob researching in Dr. Tour's labThe Nanoscale The faculty researchers of the Smalley Institute use a variety of nanotechnology approaches to significantly impact the Institute’s Grand Challenges – energy, water, environment, disease, education.  We invite you to learn more about variety of sources that cater to a myriad of interests on any learning level. This provides the student with the knowledge required to successfully navigate the emerging field of nanoscale science and technology.