A Hunter-Macaulay Honors College sophomore won first prize for her poster at a prestigious science conference in western New York — beating a field of graduate students for the honor.
Emilia Pelegano-Titmuss, a double major in Physics and Mathematics, won the prize for her poster “Type V Deep Eutectic Electrolytes: a Sustainable Breakthrough for Lithium Ion Batteries” at the New York Battery and Energy Storage Consortium (NY-BEST) meeting held in Binghamton, N.Y., October 17-19.
“We are so proud of Emilia,” said Physics Prof. Steve Greenbaum, in whose laboratory Pelegano-Titmuss studies under the day-to-day guidance of Research Associates Giselle Araujo and Mounesha Garaga. “Hunter students continue to punch above their weight in science competitions.”
Pelegano-Titmuss earned a slew of attention at the conference.
The head of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency, Dr. Halle Cheeseman, encouraged the young scientist to submit a proposal to expand her work. Another professional who admired her poster was Prof. M. Stanley Whittingham, who shared the 2019 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry for his invention of the lithium-ion battery.