Eleanor attended Oxford University for her undergraduate study where she completed a MEng in Materials Science receiving a 2i. Her final year research project focussed on gettering via saw-damage of multicrystalline silicon wafers for solar cell production, with the industrial focus of using this technique to compliment lightly doped emitters, resulting in two academic papers.
During two summers and a year away from her undergraduate studies Eleanor attended Nottingham University as a research assistant. The first of the summer placements focussed on characterising dissimilar metal welds found in aggressive environments of power plants, such as biomass plants. The second summer and the following year focussed on characterising the novel technique of High Velocity Oxy-Fuel spraying (HVOF) of nanoparticle ceramic suspensions, culminating in two academic papers. Her DPhil focusses on novel gettering and texturing techniques to improve solar cell efficiency, supervised by Peter Wilshaw and Sebastian Bonilla.