The ultimate molecular chess match

New pro­fessor Hicham Fen­niri, an inter­na­tional leader in nan­otech­nology, has built organic nan­otubes that could lead to break­throughs in research areas ranging from drug delivery to alter­na­tive energy.

Fat for better drug function

Rebecca Car­rier, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of chem­ical engi­neering, received a $1.8 mil­lion grant from the National Insti­tutes of Health to explore the role of fat mol­e­cules in drug absorption.

3Qs: Living, breathing buildings

Fifth-​​year chem­ical engi­neering stu­dent Devyesh Rana has some cre­ative ideas for con­structing build­ings that with­stand sun and earth­quake damage — make them out of plants