About the Office of Research

The Office of Research seeks to sensibly improve Rice’s research productivity and expand the impact of its discoveries on both scholars and communities alike. We do this by:

- Providing faculty and staff with excellent service in proposal development and award submissions.
- Informing and equipping our researchers to efficiently address a broad gamut of research compliance issues.
- Engaging in collaborative commercialization activities that put our intellectual property portfolio on a strong financial foundation while developing commercialization partners more intentionally.
- Constantly updating and investing in our research and scholarship infrastructure.
- Developing unconventional and non-traditional support for Rice’s research.
- Supporting campus-wide initiatives that nucleate activities across divisions even as they externally define Rice’s research enterprise.

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Yousif Shamoo

Vice Provost for Research


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William Turner

Assistant Vice Provost for Research


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Krystal Toups

Assistant Vice Provost for Sponsored Projects & Research Compliance

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Asha Rajagopal

Director of Technology Transfer


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Carlos Garcia

Director of Research Development & Infrastructure


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Marie Contou-Carrere

Research Advisor for Industry Partners

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Tiffany Morgan

Executive Operations Coordinator