William (Yu Ren) Zhou (not pictured) is from Vancouver, Canada. He joined Penn after graduating from Britannia Secondary School. He is majoring in Materials Science and Engineering as well as Physics. For his Grade 12 science fair project, William investigated a method of converting energy from radioactive emissions (specifically beta radiation) to electricity using Zinc Sulfide phosphors and photovoltaic cells. He wanted to become part of VIPER because he is fascinated with the generation, conversion and storage of energy and because he is passionate about nanotechnology and its potential for development. In his spare time, William enjoys reading Wikipedia articles about science and history, cooking, watching movies, and eating desserts.