Drexel Materials third year student Cyra Gallano has been invited to make an oral presentation at the 2021 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) taking place virtually April 12 – 14, 2021. NCUR is the largest symposium of its kind in the world, bringing together nearly 4,000 undergraduate students each year from all fields and disciplines to promote undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study through posters, oral presentations, visual arts, and performances.
Gallano’s presentation “Reconstructing Layered Framework of 2D Transition Metal Carbides (MXenes) via Modification of Anionic Sublattice toward Formation of New Oxides" will discuss her research in in Associate Professor Ekaterina Pomerantseva’s Materials Electrochemistry Group to synthesize novel two-dimensional electrode materials for the next generation of battery technology by transforming MXenes into 2D titanium and vanadium oxides. These materials have shown exceptional performance in lithium-ion cells.
This research is supported by the National Science Foundation through the Division of Materials Research's Ceramics Program.