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High School Student Generating Alternative Energy Power

Tech Smart: Generating Alternative Energy Power
Posted at 9:20 AM, Apr 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 09:54:42-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In Thursday's Tech Smart Segment it's all about Chemistry!

Aditya Hota is a Junior at Rickards High School.

Hota's current project is called "Piezoelectric Generation through Carbon Nanotube Thin-Films."

Now you may be thinking what is that?

Hota said it entails looking at materials to generate alternative energy power.

Here's how he explains it in greater detail:

- The idea behind this project is to create materials that can be placed in clothing that allows small devices like cell phones to be charged in our pockets as we move throughout the day.

- This field of study is related to piezoelectricity and can be done so with particular materials and carbon nanotubes. Aditya specifically looked at different materials that can be used to generate this alternative energy power.

- The applications of this project can be used in the future to offset energy usage from phones or tablets.

- His research has earned him multiple awards. He placed first in the overall category for physical sciences and chemistry at the Florida Capital Regional Science Fair and received 2nd place at the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair 2nd Place in Chemistry.