May 27, 2015
VIPER student Connor Lippincott co-authored a paper with his research mentor, Prof. Eric Schelter of Penn Chemistry, that has been published in Angewandte Chemie, a top chemistry journal. The paper explores a method for separating rare-earth elements, which has implications for the recycling of consumer materials. Read more here.
April 17, 2015
Alan Dai, a VIPER Class of 2016 student with majors in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and whose research has investigated rare earths for clean energy applications, has been named a 2015 SCI (Society of Chemical Industry) Scholar. Read more about this prestigious award here.
February 11, 2015
The first goal for most aspiring scientists and engineers is developing a research path—not creating a proposal to pitch to a room full of people. That’s where the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER) differs. Read more here.
February 2, 2015
Prof. of Chemistry Andrew Rappe, Faculty Co-Director for VIPER, has helped show a new way to "dope” graphene, a process necessary for making the 2-D material useful in semiconductor devices. You can read more here.
October 28, 2014
Chemistry's Andrew Rappe, Faculty Co-Director for VIPER, has a new study that could improve materials used in a kind of electronic memory, making it fast enough to be used for computation as well. Read more here.
October 24, 2014
President Amy Gutmann has launched the Climate Action Plan 2.0. The report on progress made since 2009 sets new goals for sustainability to 2019 and beyond. You can learn more about the Action Plan, and VIPER's role in campus sustainability, here.
September 9, 2014
Penn undergraduate interns - to include VIPER's own Gautam Nagaraj - did some amazing work around the world this summer. You can read more here about Gautam's summer research experience at Penn in the lab of Prof. Marija Drndic.
June 5, 2014
Three Class of 2016 VIPER students - David Lim, Julia Fordham and Gerardo Cedillo Servin - have been featured in Penn Engineering Magazine's Spring 2014 edition. Read more here.
March 16, 2014
When University sophomore Albert Xiao joined the first class of the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER), a dual degree program in Penn Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, he had already interned at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs and Caltech. Read more and watch the video here.
February 25, 2014
John M. Vohs, Carl V. S. Patterson Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and one of VIPER's co-faculty directors, has been named the recipient of the 2013-14 George H. Heilmeier Faculty Award for Excellence in Research. Read more here.