Future Computing

  • Professors Naomi Halas, Kevin Kelly, Junichiro Kono, Jacob Robinson, and Alessandro Alabastri lead research program of Optics and Photonics to improve the understanding of electronic, photonic, and plasmonic materials, optical physics, the interaction of light and matter, along with the application of that knowledge to develop innovative devices and technologies.  
  • Professors Naomi Halas, Kevin Kelly, Junichiro Kono, Jacob Robinson, and Alessandro Alabastri lead research program of Optics and Photonics to improve the understanding of electronic, photonic, and plasmonic materials, optical physics, the interaction of light and matter, along with the application of that knowledge to develop innovative devices and technologies.  
  • Professors Pulickel Ajayan, Robert Vajtai, Ming Tang, and Hanyu Zhu lead research on Energy Generation & Storage. New and better-understood nanomaterials are at the forefront of making more affordable, higher-performing, and environmentally sound systems for energy production and storage.  
  • Professors Boris Yakobson and Ming Tang work on Theory, Modeling & Computation, exploring the material world at the naco, micro, and macro scales utilizing sophisticated theories and state of the art computational tools.  
  • Professors Boris Yakobson and Hanyu Zhu lead research on Quantum Materials, taking some of the most recent advances in physics and use them to explore the nature of materials in extreme conditions. The practical application of these discoveries may end up advancing the fields of electronics and sensing — to name just two important areas.  
  • Professors Andriy Nevidomskyy and Peter Nordlander research in the field of Condensed Matter Physics (CMP). CMP at Rice has particular strengths in quantum materials (in which quantum degrees of freedom, often strongly interacting, lead to emergent superconducting, magnetic, and topological states) and nanophotonics/optical probes of condensed matter systems.