Kate Clayton obtained a first degree in Analytical and Forensic Science, followed by a master's degree in Chemistry and obtained her PhD in the area of conducting polymers from the University of Huddersfield. Before joining NPL, Kate gained experience within QC/QA, product development and project management within the pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries. Kate is interested in using her chemistry background to understand failure modes within electronic interconnects and is currently working in areas involving electronic materials for the high reliability industry, printed electronics and electrode characterisation for sensor devices and battery cells.
Areas of interest
Destructive and non-destructive characterisation and life-time testing of electronic materials for the high reliability electronics industry.
Evaluation of printed electrodes and flexible sensor materials using electrochemical techniques and spectroscopy methods.