Eva Bestelink - IET Postgraduate Prize
Eva Bestelink is a PhD student at the University of Surrey. She was a mature student undergoing a career change which led her to a BEng in Electronics. Soon after joining, she quickly realised that semiconductor devices were her true calling and, using her previous experience from her MSc in Neuroscience, could see parallels between neural behaviour and unconventional ways of operating transistors. During her undergraduate studies, she co-invented with Dr Radu Sporea a new type of thin-film transistor (TFT), the multimodal transistor (MMT), which is now the main focus of her research. The MMT’s operation differs from conventional TFTs, contributing to advanced functionality with robust performance in a compact footprint.