IESNYC Thesis Prize Recipient to Present at 2017 IES Annual Conference

IESNYC Thesis Prize Recipient Valeria Terentyeva will Present her Thesis at the 2017 IES Annual Conference

The IESNYC is sponsoring Valeria Terentyeva so she can attend the 2017 IES Annual Conference where she will present her thesis which involves analyzing theoretical models of predicting thermal conductivity of composite materials for LED heat sink applications. The study investigated the thermal properties of composite materials with respect to their potential to be used for 3D printing of LED heat sinks. The goal was to explain the behavior of thermal conductivity in polymer and inorganic particle filler composite materials by evaluating theoretical models and comparing their predictions to experimental results. The effects of filler size and filler particle concentration on the composite thermal conductivity were investigated. Experimental data was compared to theoretical predictions, from which the accuracy of theoretical models was analyzed.

Valeria graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas with a degree in physics and graduated this year with a Master of Science in Lighting from the Lighting Research Center Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She begins her career as a lighting designer at HLB Lighting Design in Boston and would eventually like to start a lighting design firm in her hometown of St. Petersburg, Russia.


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About The Thesis Prizes

The IESNYC Thesis Prizes are awarded to two students, one from Parsons School of Design and one from the Lighting Research Center, who demonstrate excellence in design and/or research, and represent the intellectual insight, rigor and quality standards as set forth by their respective school departments and each student’s thesis committee. Read About the 2017 Recipients >

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