Press Release on Penn Prof. and VIPER Mentor Eric Schelter: Pioneering Research in Rare-Earth Magnet Recycling
June 18, 2015
Penn Communications has issued a press release featuring pathbreaking new research by Eric Schelter, Penn Professor of Chemistry and VIPER mentor, into the recycling of rare-earth magnets. VIPER student Connor Lippincott conducts research in the Schelter group, which recently marked the publication of findings in Angewandte Chemie (International Edition). Read more here.
June 12, 2015
This month's edition of Penn's "SAS Frontiers" features VIPER's Alan Dai, spotlighting his summer research at DuPont in Newark, Delaware. Dai, a 2015 Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) Scholar, is learning to improve the manufacturing process of agricultural materials. Read more here.
June 4, 2015
Mikaela Preston, VIPER Class of 2018, is one of Plan Canada's "Top 20 Under 20" for 2015 - earning recognition for her energy research into biofuels as well as her advocacy for STEM education. Read more here.
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Prof. Eric Schelter has presented his work in the VIPER seminar and hosted two VIPER students in his lab. His work focuses on small molecule activation, quantum effects in chemistry, and superconductivity. He discusses the state of rare earth metal chemistry in this video. (Image borrowed from Schelter website.)