Yifan Zhu, Rice University (image) Rice University Share Print E-Mail Caption Rice University graduate student Yifan Zhu holds a vial of photosensitive, semiconducting quantum dots the lab uses as a catalyst to make functional synthetic polymers powered by light. Credit Jeff Fitlow/Rice University Usage Restrictions For news reporting purposes only. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.