March 17, 2017
VIPER sophomore Justin Qian recently received the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Philadelphia Section award. For more information about Justin and his research at Penn, see this description. For details about NACE/Philadelphia, click here.
December 5, 2016
Yann Pfitzer of VIPER was recently featured at the College's annual Family Weekend at Penn, as part of its Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation held October 2016 - see video here.
June 9, 2016
Research by Yu Ren (William) Zhou, VIPER Class of 2017, alongside his mentor Prof. A. T. Charlie Johnson of Physics and VIPER faculty co-director Prof. Andrew Rappe of Chemistry, has been published in the journal Nano Letters. Read more here.
The Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER) enrolls talented, prepared, and motivated students who are interested in energy science and engineering. To hear from a VIPER student about his research at Penn, click here! For more general info, see our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Connor spent his summer working on a synthetic organometallic chemistry project under the mentorship of Prof. Eric Schelter and Ph.D. candidate Justin Bogart. He focused on rare earth separations, an important field due to the unstable economy surrounding the rare earth metals.