Current PhD Students
External roles and responsibilities
Katrina joined the ORC at the University of Southampton as a Research Fellow in 2016 after obtaining a CASE Award PhD at the school of Electronics and Computer Science Department to undertake research on radiation effects and reliability of dielectrics in CMOS transistors and resistive memories. Katrina’s current work is based upon advanced chalcogenide 2D and thin films for a wide variety of opto and electronic applications, collaborating closely with industry and international academics. Katrina leads the University of Southampton in the 4 million Euro Smart2Go project, integrating flexible thermoelectric generators as energy harvesters into an autonomous energy platform, generating power from body heat in a Helly Hansen garment. She received her MPhys in Physics from the University of Sussex in 2011 and has presented her research in Parliament, at two multi-discipline invited seminars and a special session. Her passion for public engagement led to an Impact Award for outreach and she is a University Senator, voted in by her peers. Katrina also set up and runs the Zepler Institute Early Career Research Forum, supporting her fellow peers.