Mike Williams

Mike Williams is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.

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Making warehouse management efficient and better through CMMS July 31, 2022

Spiders used as mechanical grippers for soft robotics

Researchers are showing how to repurpose deceased spiders as mechanical grippers that can pick up objects, which can be used for soft robotics.

By Mike Williams
Power Quality April 29, 2022

Lithium’s narrow paths limit batteries

Rice University study suggests stress among misaligned particles in typical cathodes limits flow.

By Mike Williams
creating 2D electron optics or valleytronics devices. Courtesy of: Henry Yu
Electrical Systems March 31, 2022

Graphene on textured surface allows for 2D electron optics

Rice University scientists put forth the idea that graphene on a gently textured surface turns it into “pseudo-electromagnetic” devices.

By Mike Williams
Courtesy: Jeff Fitlow
Material Handling October 29, 2021

Anticorrosion coating sets new benchmark

Rice engineers develop flexible, self-healing material to protect steel from the elements.

By Mike Williams
Courtesy: Zachary LaTurner, Rice University
Plant Automation March 24, 2021

Refining tests for detecting COVID-19 in wastewater facilities

Rice University-led study evaluates methods to find signs of COVID-19 virus in municipal wastewater plants and have found a viable and consistent method for detection.

By Mike Williams
Making warehouse management efficient and better through CMMS August 17, 2020

How carbon nanotube fibers are becoming stronger

Wet-spun carbon nanotube fibers have doubled in strength and conductivity and this could lead to breakthroughs in a host of medical and materials applications.

By Mike Williams
Workforce Development July 22, 2020

Health students not hampered by distance, COVID-19 in innovation

Rice University, Malawi students design devices to help keep medical workers, public safe from COVID-19.

By Mike Williams
Power Systems July 15, 2020

Adhesive tape improves lithium batteries’ performance, lifespan

Rice University researchers turned adhesive tape into a silicon oxide film improve lithium metal technology and make them last longer.

By Mike Williams
Electrical Systems May 16, 2020

2D oxide flakes pick up electrical properties

Rice University lab detects piezoelectric effects in nanosheets due to defects, which could improve energy harvesting applications.

By Mike Williams
Power Systems March 31, 2020

Double-walled nanotubes have electro-optical advantages

Rice University calculations show double-walled nanotubes could be highly useful for solar panels and other nanoelectronics applications such as photovoltaics.

By Mike Williams
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