Mechanical Engineering, Material Science and Civil Engineering
Home Office Science - Centre for Applied Science and Technology
Elena attended the University of Southampton, studying for an MPhys with Astronomy. Following completion of her degree she went on to the Open University to do a PhD looking for planetary signatures in the chemical composition of exoplanet host stars. She started working for Home Office CAST in September 2014 as a Scientific Officer on contraband detection, primarily at the UK border. She recently was promoted into the Public Order team working on police protective equipment such as body armour, helmets, and irritant sprays.