|MIT Department: Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Asegun Henry
Research Supervisor: Aline LaPotin
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Hometown: Davidsonville, Maryland, United States
My name is Tobi Majekodunmi, and I am a rising junior studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). At UMBC, I am in the 31st cohort of Meyerhoff Scholars, a USM LSAMP Research Fellow, and an active member in the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). After the completion of my undergraduate degree, I plan to earn a PhD in mechanical engineering. I intend to research renewable energy storage solutions to reduce the global dependence on fossil fuels and ensure a sustainable world for future generations. Furthermore, I aspire to integrate these solutions into society through academic entrepreneurship, at the crossroads between academia and industry. In my free time, I enjoy reading fiction for entertainment and non-fiction to grow my knowledge and faith. I love to go on walks and enjoy the outdoors, and my favorite forms of exercise are jumping rope and riding my bike.