Publications

Many VIPER students have co-authored papers based on their research at Penn, and we are happy to share their accomplishments here! Click the journal article titles below to see the publications and student names to go to their profiles. 

Class of 2022

Akaash Padmanabha

A Minimal Volume Hermetic Packaging Design for High-Energy-Density Micro-Energy Systems. X. Yue, J. Grzyb, A. Padmanabha, J. H. Pikul. Energies. 13, 2492 (2020).

 

Class of 2021

Bhaskar Abhiraman

Hybrid exciton-plasmon-polaritons in van der Waals semiconductor gratingsH. Zhang, B. Abhiraman, Q. Zhang, J. Miao, K. Jo, S. Roccasecca, M. W. Knight, A. R. Davoyan, and D. Jariwala. Nat Commun 113552 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-17313-2

 

Hyuck Choi

Thermal and Photochemical Reactions of Methanol, Acetaldehyde, and Acetic Acid on Brookite TiO2 Nanorods. P. A. Pepin, B. T. Diroll, H. J. Choi, C. B. Murray, and J. M. Vohs. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 121, 21, 11488-11498 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b02615

 

Natalia Acero

Direct visualization of out-of-equilibrium structural transformations in atomically thin chalcogenides. P. Kumar, J. P. Horwath, A. C. Foucher, C. C. Price, N. Acero, V. B. Shenoy, E. A. Stach, and  D. Jariwala. npj 2D Mater Appl. 4, 16 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41699-020-0150-217313-2

 

Class of 2020

Adithya Sriram

Graphene transistor arrays functionalized with genetically engineered antibody fragments for Lyme disease diagnosis. Z. Gao, P. Ducos, H. Ye, J. Zauberman, A. Sriram, X. Yang, Z. Wang, M. W. Mitchell, D. Lekkas, D. Brisson, and A. T. C. Johnson. 2D Materials. 7, 2 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1583/ab5dce

Attomolar Detection of ssDNA Without Amplification and Capture of Long Target Sequences With Graphene BiosensorsR. Vishnubhotla, A. Sriram, O. O. Dickens, S. V. Mandyam, J. Ping, E. Adu-Beng, A. T. C. Johnson. IEEE Sensors Journal. 20, 11, 5720-5724, (2020). https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2020.2973949.

 

Alexander Pröschel

Visible Light Plasmonic Heating-Enhanced Electrochemical Current in Nanoporous Gold Cathodes. A. Pröschel, J. Chacko, R. Whitaker, M. A. U. Chen, E. Detsi. Journal of The Electrochemical Society. 166, 4 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1149/2.0601904jes

 

Christopher Stanczak

Photophoretic Levitation of Macroscopic Nanocardboard PlatesJ. Cortes, C. Stanczak, M. Azadi, M. Narula, S. M. Nicaise, H. Hu, and I. Bargatin. Advanced Materials. 32, 16 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201906878

 

Deborah Oh

Spectroscopic characterization of a highly selective NiCu3/C hydrodeoxygenation catalyst. K. A. Goulas, J. D. Lee, W. Zheng, J. Lym, S. Yao, D. S. Oh, C. Wang, R. J. Gorte, J. G. Chen, C. B. Murray. D. G. Vlachos. Catalysis Science & Technology. 8, 23 (2018). 

 

Mavis Athene U Chen

Visible Light Plasmonic Heating-Enhanced Electrochemical Current in Nanoporous Gold Cathodes. A. Pröschel, J. Chacko, R. Whitaker, M. A. U. Chen, E. Detsi. Journal of The Electrochemical Society. 166, 4 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1149/2.0601904jes

Enhancing Oxygen Exchange Activity by Tailoring Perovskite Surfaces. Y. Cheng, A. S. Raman, J. Paige, L. Zhang, D. Sun, M. U. Chen, A. Vojvodic, R. J. Gorte, J. M. Vohs. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 10, 14, 4082-4088 (2019). https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01235

 

Class of 2019

Radhika Katti

Water in hybrid perovskites: Bulk MAPbI3 degradation via super-hydrous state. A. Kakekhani, R. N. Katti, and A. M. Rappe. APL Materials. 7, 041112 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5087290

 

Yann Pfitzer

Micron-gap spacers with ultrahigh thermal resistance and mechanical robustness for direct energy conversion.  S. M. Nicaise, C. Lin, M. Azadi, T. Bozorg-Grayeli, P. Adebayo-Ige, D. E. Lilley, Y. Pfitzer, W. Cha, K. V. Houten, N. A. Melosh, R. T. Howe, J. W. Schwede, and I. Bargatin. Microsystems & Nanoengineering. 5, 31 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41378-019-0071-4

 

Class of 2018

Drew Lilley

Tunable tensile response of honeycomb plates with nanoscale thickness: Testing and modeling. P. Jiao. S. M. Nicaise. M. Azadi, J. Cortes, D. E. Lilley, W. Cha, P. K. Purohit, I. Bargatin. Extreme Mechanics Letters. 34, 100599 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eml.2019.100599

Micron-gap spacers with ultrahigh thermal resistance and mechanical robustness for direct energy conversion.  S. M. Nicaise, C. Lin, M. Azadi, T. Bozorg-Grayeli, P. Adebayo-Ige, D. E. Lilley, Y. Pfitzer, W. Cha, K. V. Houten, N. A. Melosh, R. T. Howe, J. W. Schwede, and I. Bargatin. Microsystems & Nanoengineering. 5, 31 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41378-019-0071-4

Nanocardboard as a nanoscale analog of hollow sandwich plates. C. Lin, S.M. Nicaise, D.E. Lilley, J. Cortes, P. Jiao, J. Singh, M. Azadi, G. G. Lopez, M. Metzler, P.K. Purohit, I. Bargatin. Nat Commun. 9, 4442 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-06818-6

Ultralight Shape-Recovering Plate Mechanical Metamaterials. K. Davami, L. Zhao, E. Lu, J. Cortes, C. Lin, D.E. Lilley, P.K. Purohit, I. Bargatin. Nat. Commun. 6:10019 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms10019

 

Class of 2017

Carol Wang

Organocatalytic Synthesis of Alkynes. M. Zhang, T. Jia, C. Y. Wang, and P. J. Walsh. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 137, 32, 10346-10350 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.5b06137

Palladium Catalyzed Diaryl Sulfoxide Generation from Aryl Benzyl Sulfoxides and Aryl Chlorides. T. Jia, M. Zhang, I. K. Sagamanova, C. Y. Wang, and P. J. Walsh. Organic Letters 175, 1168-1171  (2015). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.5b00092

Palladium-Catalyzed Arylation of Alkyl Sulfenate Anions. T. Jia, M. Zhang, H. Jiang, C. Y. Wang, and P. J. Walsh. Journal of the American Chemical Society 137, 43, 13887-13893 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.5b08117

 

Yu Ren (William) Zhou

Monolayer Single-Crystal 1T′-MoTe2 Grown by Chemical Vapor Deposition Exhibits Weak Antilocalization Effect. C. H. Naylor, W. M. Parkin, J. Ping, Z. Gao, Y. R. Zhou, Y. Kim, F. Streller, R. W. Carpick, A. M. Rappe, M. Drndić, J. M. Kikkawa, and A. T. Charlie Johnson. Nano Letters 16, 7, 4297-4304 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b01342

Large-Area Synthesis of High-Quality Monolayer 1T'-WTe2 flakes. C. H. Naylor, W. M. Parkin, Z. Gao, H. Kang, M. Noyan, R. B. Wexler, L. Z. Tan, Y. Kim, C. E. Kehayias, F. Streller, Y. R. Zhou, R. Carpick, Z. Luo, Y. Woo Park, A. M. Rappe, M. Drndic, J. M. Kikkawa, and A.T. C. Johnson. 2D Materials, 4, 021008 (2017).

 

Class of 2016

Alan Dai

Density Functional Theory as a Predictive Tool for Cerium Redox Properties in Nonaqueous Solvents. J. R. Levin, W. L. Dorfner, A. X. Dai, P. J. Carroll, and E. J. Schelter. Inorg. Chem. 55, 24, 12651-12659 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b01779

 

Connor Lippincott 

An Operationally Simple Method for Separating the Rare-Earth Elements Neodymium and Dysprosium. Bogart, J. A., Lippincott, C. A., Carroll, P. J. and Schelter, E. J. (2015). Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54: 8222–8225. doi:10.1002/anie.201501659

Controlled Redox Chemistry at Cerium within a Tripodal Nitroxide Ligand Framework. Bogart, J. A., Lippincott, C. A., Carroll, P. J., Booth, C. H. and Schelter, E. J. (2015). Chem. Eur. J., 21: 17850–17859. doi:10.1002/chem.201502952

Accomplishing simple, solubility-based separations of rare earth elements with complexes bearing size-sensitive molecular apertures. Justin A. Bogart, Bren E. Cole, Michael A. Boreen, Connor A. Lippincott, Brian C. Manor, Patrick J. Carroll, and Eric J. Schelter. 2016. PNAS, Vol. 113 No. 52: 14887–14892, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1612628113.

 

Eric Lu

Ultralight Shape-Recovering Plate Mechanical Metamaterials. K. Davami, L. Zhao, E. Lu, J. Cortes, C. Lin, D.E. Lilley, P.K. Purohit, I. Bargatin. (2015) Nat. Commun. 6:10019, doi: 10.1038/ncomms10019

 

Jin Soo (David) Lim

Electronic transition above room temperature in CaMn7O12 films. Huon, A. and Lang, A. C. and Saldana-Greco, D. and Lim, J. S. and Moon, E. J. and Rappe, A. M. and Taheri, M. L. and May, S. J. (2015) Applied Physics Letters 107, 142901, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4932132

Improved pseudopotential transferability for magnetic and electronic properties of binary manganese oxides from DFT+U+J calculations. Jin Soo Lim, Diomedes Saldana-Greco, and Andrew M. Rappe. 2016. PHYSICAL REVIEW B 94, 165151.

Improper magnetic ferroelectricity of nearly pure electronic nature in helicoidal spiral CaMn7O12. Jin Soo Lim, Diomedes Saldana-Greco, and Andrew M. Rappe. (2018). PHYSICAL REVIEW B 97, 045115. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.97.045115

 

Julia Fordham

Lifetime, Mobility, and Diffusion of Photoexcited Carriers in Ligand-Exchanged Lead Selenide Nanocrystal Films Measured by Time-Resolved Terahertz Spectroscopy. (2015) G. W. Guglietta, B. T. Diroll, E. A. Gaulding, J. L. Fordham, S. Li, C. B. Murray, and J. B. Baxter. ACS Nano 9 (2), 1820-1828. DOI: 10.1021/nn506724h