Laura is a Senior Lecturer in Particle Physics at the University of Birmingham. She joined the University of Birmingham in 2015, having previously been Assistant Professor at the University of Bonn.
She is an expert on semiconductor detectors for High Energy Physics experiments, having worked on novel sensor concepts, radiation-hard CMOS technologies, hybridisation techniques, and powering schemes.
She is currently working on the upgrade of the Inner Tracker (ITk) of the ATLAS experiment at CERN. She co-leads the ATLAS ITk-UK module production. She is also working on a number of R&D projects on novel silicon detectors for future particle and nuclear physics experiments, and medical applications.
Laura manages the ATLAS and AIDA2020 irradiation programmes at the MC40 cyclotron in Birmingham.