Vivek Nair

Vivek Nair


Hoffman Estates, IL


Degrees Pursing

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering


Research Interests

Polymers, Circular Economy

What experiences led you to become interested in VIPER?

Learning synthesis at a chemistry lab at my community college combined with an English class research paper I wrote on microplastics showed me the beauty of applying science to tackle issues of sustainability.


How do you see VIPER integrating into your future goals?

My future goal is to contribute to an increasingly circular economy -- which VIPER pushes me towards by building a thorough base of knowledge through the science degree and by teaching me how to apply this knowledge creatively through the engineering degree, all while funneling my academic effort towards sustainability.

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