Talib is an Environmental Engineer who uses computers to understand how to look after the environment better, and improve our health and wellbeing.
He advises people working in industry and university students how to better look after natural resources such as water, land, and air.
In his free time, Talib enjoys dancing, especially Salsa.
“Energy is all around us and gets transferred all the time! Static electricity can be really fun to explore with your children, and has many different applications in engineering.”
When you rub plastic, you transfer electrons (tiny particles with negative charges) from one material to the other. They are then stored in one material (making it a bit more negative) while their absence makes the other material a bit more positive.
Because plastic is an insulator, the electrons cannot flow through it so they effectively get stuck there – they are static.