Ben Clifford is a PhD student at the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating within the College of Engineering at Swansea University. His research looks at aerosol jet deposition for the development of printed electronics. This research looks at the formulation of inks specifically for use by the aerosol jet technique as well as an investigation into the effects of process parameters on print quality and electrical performance.
Prior to starting his PhD Ben received his Masters of Engineering (MEng), first class honours from Swansea University, in Electronics and Computer Science. During his undergraduate studies he completed research that looked at the development and implementation of an intelligent pressure monitoring system for care of patients suffering from diabetic neuropathy. His Masters level research project looked at the development of a power logging device for photovoltaic systems to maximise power output.
In addition to Ben's academic studies he has worked in a number of roles in industry including Bluetooth and Electronics Consultant for NextGen Technology and Service Operations Engineer for Vodafone UK.