Dr Helena Gleskova

Senior Lecturer

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

Upon my arrival to Strathclyde in January 2008 I started new research initiative in organic electronics focusing on low-voltage organic thin-film transistors with ultra-thin, bi-layer dielectrics with total thickness of ~ 10 nm. The fabrication process is completely dry and amenable to roll-to-roll processing. We are now developing flexible thin-film sensors based on ferroelectric PVDF co-polymer for electronic skin and wearable electronics.

Previously with the Department of Electrical Engineering of Princeton University (1993-2007), USA,  I pioneered the fabrication of thin-film silicon transistors on flexible glass and plastic substrates, introduced electrophotographic printing into electronic device fabrication, developed the first experimental correlation between the thin-film transistor performance and applied mechanical strain, derived the mechanical theory of thin films on foil substrates to control misalignment in flexible electronics, and made seminal contributions to the defect physics of hydrogenated amorphous silicon. I have co-authored 11 patent groups/applications, 5 book chapters and about 100 technical papers. I also directed a mid-size university microfabrication facility with 100+ users for 7 years.  I am a Senior Member of IEEE and member of Materials Research Society (MRS) and Society for Information Display (SID). 

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    • Flexible, low-voltage organic thin-film transistors and sensors
    • Ferroelectric PVDF co-polymer and its application to sensing
    • Electro-mechanical behaviour of flexible thin-film electronics
    • Electronic device fabrication using standard and novel techniques
    • Broad range of material growth and characterization techniques

Publications

Interplay between vacuum-grown monolayers of alkyl phosphonic acids and the performance of organic transistors based on dinaphtho[2,3-b:2′,3′-f]thieno[3,2-b]thiophene
Hannah Stuart, Cardona Javier, Lamprou Dimitrios A., Sutta Pavol , Baran Peter, Al Ruzaiqi Afra, Johnston Karen, Gleskova Helena
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces Vol 8, pp. 25405-25414, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.6b08426
Ozone oxidation methods for aluminium oxide formation : application to low-voltage organic transistors
Gupta S., Hannah S., Watson C. P., Sutta P., Pedersen R. H. , Gadegaard N., Gleskova H.
Organic Electronics Vol 21, pp. 132-137, (2015)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2015.03.007
Response of P(VDF-TrFE) sensor to force and temperature
Hannah Stuart, Uttamchandani Deepak, Khan Saleem , Dahiya Ravinder, Gleskova Helena
2015 International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Informatics and Medical Engineering (PRIME)2015 International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Informatics and Medical Engineering (PRIME), (2015)
Comparison of 2 V organic thin-film transistors fabricated on free-standing commercial PEN foils
Hannah Stuart, Gleskova Helena
innoLAE 2015, (2015)
Correlation between the structure of the dielectric monolayer and the performance of low-voltage transistors based on pentacene
Gupta Swati, Hannah Stuart, Gleskova Helena
Organics, Photonics and Electronics: Faraday Discussion 174, (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4FD90074J
Conducting nanofibers and organogels derived from the self-assembly of tetrathiafulvalene-appended dipeptides
Nalluri Siva Krishna Mohan, Shivarova Nadezhda, Kanibolotsky Alexander L., Zelzer Mischa, Gupta Swati, Frederix Pim, Skabara Peter J., Gleskova Helena, Ulijn Rein V.
Langmuir Vol 30, pp. 12429-12437, (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la503459y

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Teaching

I am involved in several core modules in the first and second years.  The classes are large and the student population is composed of students studying on four different degree programs.  Consequently, my teaching methods cover traditional and innovative lecturing, hands-on tutorial support, weekly on-line quizzes with instant feedback, and laboratories requiring mandatory preparation and active participation.   

My taeching duties are:

EE105  PDP & SGT    

EE269  Electronic and Electrical Principles 2     

EE271  Electronic and Electrical Techniques and Designs 2     

Research interests

  • Integration of thin-film devices with flexible substrates
  • Electrical response of thin-film electronics to mechanical strain
  • Novel device fabrication processes including printing and roll-to-roll fabrication
  • Low-voltage thin-film electronics
  • Electronic skin and tactile sensing
  • Electrically conducting biogels

Professional activities

Role of phosphonic acid monolayers in low-voltage organic transistors
Invited speaker
5/12/2016
Phosphonic acid monolayers and their significance in low-voltage organic field-effect transistors
Contributor
9/9/2016
PRIME 2015
Chair
29/6/2015
Low-voltage organic thin-film transistors
Invited speaker
11/6/2015
Max-Planck Institute, Stuttgart
Visiting researcher
22/9/2014
Inorganic-organic dielectric bi-layers as gate dielectrics in organic thin-film transistors.
Contributor
2012

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Projects

EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant - DTA, University of Strathclyde | Hannah, Stuart
Gleskova, Helena (Principal Investigator) Uttamchandani, Deepak (Co-investigator) Hannah, Stuart (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2013 - 01-Apr-2017
Polymorph control in PVDF thin films for sensor applications and composites
Johnston, Karen (Principal Investigator) Sefcik, Jan (CoI) Mulheran, Paul (CoI) Gleskova, Helena (CoI) Liggat, John (CoI) McKechnie, David (Researcher)
In this project we will develop a computational model to guide the design of polymer thin films for composite and flexible sensor applications.
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 31-Mar-2017
SENSors and Intelligence in BuiLt Environment (SENSIBLE) MSCA RISE
Stankovic, Lina (Principal Investigator) Glesk, Ivan (Co-investigator) Gleskova, Helena (Co-investigator) Stankovic, Vladimir (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jan-2017 - 31-Dec-2020
Research Studentship in Organic Electronics | Afra Al-Ruzaiqi
Gleskova, Helena (Principal Investigator) Soraghan, John (Academic) Al Ruzaiqi, Afra Salim Mohamed (Post Grad Student)
Period 01-Jan-2016 - 01-Jan-2019
Epsrc Doctoral Training Grant | Hannah, Stuart
Gleskova, Helena (Principal Investigator) Uttamchandani, Deepak (Co-investigator) Hannah, Stuart (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2013 - 01-Apr-2017
BTG - A joint theoretical and experimental investigation of alkyl phosphonic acid SAMs in organic field-effect transistors
Johnston, Karen (Principal Investigator) Gleskova, Helena (Principal Investigator) Cardona Amengual, Javier (Researcher)
Period 01-Nov-2015

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Address

Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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