My research project
Low power nanoelectronic devices and circuits for large area electronics
Eva Bestelink is currently a PhD student at Surrey’s Advanced Technology Institute, where she is supervised by Dr Radu Sporea. Prior to her PhD, she graduated with a BEng in Electronic Engineering with Nanotechnology at the University of Surrey in 2018 and was awarded the Oclaro Technology Prize for best student performance in the Semiconductor Devices and Optoelectronics module.
Eva’s research focuses on developing new types of thin-film transistor architectures and circuits for large area electronics, such as display and sensing arrays. Typically researchers aim to reduce parasitic contact effects in order to improve performance, however source-gated transistors and the newly invented multimodal transistor exploit these effects. As device architecture is technology agnostic, Eva works with several collaborators to fabricate her designs in a variety of semiconductors, including silicon, amorphous oxides and organics.
Eva has authored several journal articals and conference proceedings, and co-inventor of two patents, including the multimodal transistor.
Affiliations and memberships
Eva's research interests are generally broad and include nature/neuro inspired solutions, as well as sustainable low-cost, high-throughput manufacturing.
She enjoys working on a variety of projects alongside team members and collaborators.
Eva contributes to teaching activities within the EEE department, assisting with 1st year UG laboratory demonstration for EEE1027 LDPS I and EEE1028 LDPS II modules and assists with supervision of EEE 3017 Year 3 Projects, particularly device simulation and/or fabrication.
In addition, Eva supervises SATRO summer placement students for simulation based projects.
Eva and Dr Radu Sporea jointly presented "Beyond learning outcomes: Synergy through frank experience-based communication,” at ExciTES April, 2019 - Excellence in Teaching Symposium.