CONTACT US

 

 

NSF Nanosystems ERC for 
Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT)
Rice University 
6100 Main St., MS 6398
Houston, TX 77005

 

Tel:  (713) 348-6398 (NEWT)

Email: info@newtcenter.org

 

 

General Inquiries
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Liz Scroggins
NEWT Program Assistant
(713) 348-6398

liz.scroggins@rice.edu

 

Matt Hotze, Ph.D.

NEWT Administrative Director
(713) 348-3866 
matt.hotze@rice.edu

 

 

Research Inquiries

Pedro J. Alvarez, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, NAE

NEWT Director

Rice University
(713) 348-5903 
alvarez@rice.edu

 

Paul Westerhoff, Ph.D., PE, BCEE

NEWT Deputy Director

Arizona State University

(480) 965-2885
p.westerhoff@asu.edu

 

Qilin Li, Ph.D.
NEWT Associate Director for Research
Rice University

(713) 348-2046
qilin.li@rice.edu


 

Education Program Inquiries

Carolyn Nichol, Ph.D.

NEWT Education Director

Rice University
(713) 348-2672 
cnichol@rice.edu

 

Jorge Loyo, Ph.D.

NEWT Assoc. Director of University Education

Rice University
(713) 348-8116
jorge.loyo@rice.edu

 

 

Industrial Affiliates Program Inquiries

Ernest M. Davis

NEWT Industry Liaison Officer & Innovation Director
(713) 348-6214
ernest.m.davis@rice.edu

 

 

TRAVELING TO NEWT CENTER
Headquarters at Rice University


By Plane:

Houston has two airports: William P. Hobby (HOU), 11 miles to the south of campus and George Bush Intercontinental (IAH), 24 miles to the north. Intercontinental is a hub of global travel. Hobby is a hub for regional, domestic travel. Together they offer 1,000 flights a day in and out of Houston. Most major rental car companies have locations at both airports. SuperShuttle and taxis provide ground transportation services from both airports. For more info, click here.
 

Driving Directions

From North or South

1. Those approaching Houston on I-45 North or I-45 South should take the US 59 south exit. From US 59 south, take the Fannin Street exit and travel south on Fannin until you reach Sunset Boulevard. Take a right on Sunset and an immediate left on Main Street. Turn right into the Rice campus using entrance No. 1 or No. 2.

 

2. Those approaching Houston from the north on US 59 (heading south) should take the Fannin Street exit and travel south on Fannin until you reach Sunset Boulevard. Take a right on Sunset and an immediate left on Main Street. Turn right into the Rice campus using entrance No. 1 or No. 2.

 

3. Those approaching Houston from the south on US 59 (heading north) should exit at Main Street, stay in the right lane and turn right (south) on Main. Follow Main until you pass the light at Sunset Boulevard. Turn right into the Rice campus using entrance No. 1 or No. 2.
 

From East or West

1. Those approaching Houston from the west on I-10 East should take 610 South to 59 North and exit at Greenbriar. Stay on the frontage road, turn right (south) on Greenbriar. Follow Greenbriar to the light at Rice Boulevard. Turn left on Rice Boulevard. Stay on Rice Boulevard until it becomes Sunset. Turn right on Main Street and take an immediate right into the Rice campus using entrance No. 1 or No. 2.

 

2. Those approaching Houston from the east on I-10 West should take the US 59 South exit. From US 59 South, take the Fannin Street exit and travel south on Fannin until you reach Sunset Boulevard. Take a right on Sunset Boulevard and an immediate left on Main Street. Turn right into the Rice campus using entrance No. 1 or No. 2.

 

3. Those approaching Houston from the northwest on 290 should take 610 South to 59 North and exit at Main Street, stay in the right lane and turn right (south) on Main. Follow Main until you pass the light at Sunset Boulevard. Turn right into the Rice campus using entrance No. 1 or No. 2.

Locating the NEWT Offices

Mechanical Laboratory Building 
Click here to use the Interactive University map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mechanical Laboratory (Building #55 on the Rice Map above) is where you will find our offices. This building is set back  between Anne & Charles Duncan Hall and Keck Hall.

Parking

The next best option for visitor parking is available in the Founder's Court Visitor Lot in front of Lovett Hall. To access the lot, enter campus through entrance No. 1 or No. 2 from Main Street; the lot will be located on the left. Walking towards Lovett, crossing the Inner Loop, past Duncan Hall, and through the granite sculpture courtyard (at Bus Stop #13. 

 

The secondary lot is North Annex Parking at Entrance 20. This requires walking down Campanile Road behind the Mechanical Laboratory Building (entering the courtyard, with a left turn for the building entrance). 


If the both lots are full, you can park in the Central Campus Garage

 

Visitors can expect to pay about $5 per hour for parking with a maximum daily limit of $11.

Parking lots only accept credit or debit cards. We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes in advance of your scheduled appointment to have ample time to park and check in with the Admission Office.
 

Media / Vendor Parking

If you are with the press or media, you must have a hang tag to park in designated areas. Prior permission must be obtained and authorization by campus police.

 

Hotels Nearby

Check out the surrounding hotels, attractions, shopping and dining in the area -  Ask for the Rice Negotiated Rate 

http://explore.rice.edu/explore/Hotel.asp

 

 

Local Transportation 

 

Rice Shuttle - Inner Loop 
Hop on the Inner Loop Shuttle that has stops from the Founder's Lot and Central Parking Garage. The North Annex Lot is a short walk south on Alumni Road towards the loop. 

 

Yellow Cab - (713) 236-1111

When calling Yellow Cab for pick up or drop off, the address to use for Rice University is 6100 Main St., Entrance 1, Lovett Hall.
 

Harris County Metro - (713) 635-4000

There are several Metro stops located along the exterior borders or Rice University. 
 

Metro Lightrail - (713) 635-4000

The closest stop to Rice University is the Hermann Park / Rice U stop on Fannin and Sunset Blvd.

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NEWT is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) award #EEC-1449500
 
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