Solen completed her masters in physics in the field of nanosciences from the Paris Sud University in France in 2018. During her masters, she undertook a placement in the Jones lab to develop colorimetric and electrochemical DNA detection methods. She is now a PhD student in the Graphene Nownano programme, and joined the Jones group again in April 2019. Her research is focused on graphene-based biosensors for the detection of viral DNA.