Dr Elizabeth Tennyson

Postdoctoral Researcher, Optoelectronics Group, Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics

Dr. Elizabeth Tennyson began her research position in the Cavendish Laboratory in August 2018 and is currently working on understanding the limitations of high-efficiency, low-cost solar cells through advanced optical microscopy studies. She is a recent recipient of the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action – Individual Fellowship.

Prior to her arrival in Cambridge, Dr. Tennyson received her B.S. in Physics from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in the US, in 2012. Afterwards, she attended graduate school at the University of Maryland – College Park and earned her Doctoral degree in Materials Science and Engineering in May 2018.

In Cambridge, Dr. Tennyson hopes to continue to be an inspiring figure for other women who are interested in STEM careers and her overarching goal is to be a leader in the global transition to a renewable-energy dominated grid in order to help mitigate the impact of climate change on society.