University College London
Research Project: Transparent Conducting Oxides (TCOs) (working title)
Supervisors: Robin Perry (UCL), David Payne (ICL)
Eleanor completed her BSc in Natural Sciences with a major in chemistry at the University of Birmingham, followed by a MSc in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield. She studied superconductors in her undergraduate dissertation and quantum magnetic states for her masters. Eleanor’s research interests are in the link between the properties of novel electronic or magnetic ceramics and their crystal structures. For her PhD she will be characterising new transparent conducting oxides, materials used in solar cells and touchscreens, that are cheaper and more sustainable. Eleanor also has a strong interest in EDI and making the sciences accessible to all.
The CDT gave me the opportunity to meet people working in different fields and gain experience in a wide range of characterisation techniques that I could apply to my research.