Natural Sciences Research

Our researchers are driven by an innate curiosity and the desire to expand the frontiers of human understanding of the world around us — to understand the origins of planetary habitability through studies of how the universe, solar system and planets formed; to discover, create and manufacture the new materials that will change the world, from the fundamental to the applied and the quantum to the complex; to build a habitable planet in a complex and interconnected world through scientific discovery and communication; and to transform healthcare, the biotechnology industry and the environment.

Whether you are an undergraduate student, graduate student or postdoctoral scholar, you have the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research alongside our renowned faculty and to join the generations of Rice Natural Sciences graduates who have become leaders in diverse fields and changed the way we view the universe and each other.