Elena is working on the project 'Flexible and transparent piezoresistors for pressure sensing at the machine/human interface'
The movement towards flexible and transparent electronics demands functional components with appropriate material properties. Elena is working on novel ways to create pressure sensors that have both transparency and flexibility using a range of conductive nanomaterials. A multi-step fabrication procedure for an optically transparent piezoresistive material has been developed using a collection of techniques such as metal sputtering, lithography and electrochemical deposition. With her remaining time at Imperial, Elena hopes to study the associated piezoresistive mechanism by conducting in-situ characterisation experiments.