Francesca is a materials researcher and innovator with a textile design background.

Her expertise lies in harnessing cutting-edge research in science and engineering, crafts & design experimentation and advanced manufacturing to develop future-proof, meaningful and scalable material innovations.

Her past R&D work has spanned engineering mass-manufacturable touch & pressure sensing solutions with smart plastics, experimenting with proteins to create more sustainable textile coatings, combining robotics 3D printing and vernacular crafts to create elaborate ceramics surfaces.

She has been awarded multiple grants for R&D, including H2020, InnovateUK Smart Grant & Scaleup Programme and is recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering SME Leaders programme. She was also awarded multiple commissions and international residencies, and has exhibited her work internationally.