Leili Tootsov

Role: Member

Major: Materials Engineering

Year: Class of 2019 (Alumni)

Hometown

Randolph, NJ

Extracurricular Activities

  • Ski Club
  • Material Advantage

Internships/Co-Ops

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant

Presentations

Thermoelectric Devices Other Presenters: Parth Bhide, Louis Caponi, Casey-Ellen Collette, Jane Edgington, Erin Goodwin, Rachel Stagnitti, Ian Steenstra

Learn about how to convert heat into electricity! This presentation covers the basics of efficiency, energy usage, energy conversion, and power, and walks students through the materials science behind thermoelectric devices. Students also experiment with their own thermoelectric devices and produce electricity to power propellers.

Nanotechnology Other Presenters: Michael Miller, Erin Goodwin, Amy Reynolds, Ian Steenstra

This presentation allows students to understand the engineering that goes on at a scale smaller than most think is possible. Nanotechnology is an up-and-coming topic in materials engineering. This presentation starts by describing the nanoscale and how small it really is. From there, it shows how materials at the nanoscale, or nanomaterials, have different properties than those at a larger scale. This presentation shows the wide range of nanomaterial applications, including targeted drug delivery, a method of combining nanomaterials and medicine to prevent the medicine from getting to unnecessary parts of the body.

Nano-fluidics Other Presenters: Kenton Johnson, Emily Ortega

Teaching students about the principles of particle fluid and particle wall interactions on a nanoscale, looking at applications of this in the engineering field, and even facilitating a fun and competitive hands on activity.