Laura’s career as a physicist started in the Electronics Systems for Experiments (ESE) group at CERN where she worked between 2005 and 2007 studying the radiation tolerance of the CMOS technologies used for the design of readout electronics at collider experiments.
In 2008, she moved to the University of Bonn, where she worked on technological improvements in power distribution schemes and detector module concepts to enhance the vertexing and tracking performance of the ATLAS experiment at the HL-LHC.
After completing her PhD in 2013, she became Junior Professor at the University of Bonn and started working on the application of CMOS imaging technologies to the development of Depleted Monolithic Active Pixel Sensors (DMAPS), before moving to Birmingham in 2015.
Laura was appointed to a newly created academic post as part of the University’s programme of investment in its silicon detector R&D and construction capabilities. Since then, she worked to establish a programme of innovations in HEP instrumentation at Birmingham, through the development of advanced facilities and of a vibrant R&D programme on key technologies for experimental facilities at future colliders.
She had a leading role in the development and commissioning of the BILPA laboratory and in the qualification of the high intensity irradiation line at the MC40 cyclotron. At these facilities she pursues R&D activities on CMOS sensors and Ultra-Fast Silicon Detectors, as well as radiation hardness studies of solid-state detector components, in collaboration with colleagues in the UK and internationally.
She is currently a member of the ATLAS and RD50 collaborations, of the Electron-Ion-Collider Users Group, and of the EURO-LABS consortium.