September 12, 2016
This past spring, VIPER's first graduating class presented their capstone and design projects at Penn. Watch this video to learn more!
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.
February 18, 2016
VIPER's Zachery Iton, a junior majoring in Chemistry and in Materials Science and Engineering, has been named a Dean's Scholar for 2016 by Penn's College of Arts and Sciences. This elite honor, recognizing nine students in total, is awarded for outstanding academic achievement, breadth of challenging course load, and engagement with research.
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.