Dr Laura Cabo-Fernandez

Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation Executive, Engineering

Laura is an IPC Executive in the Engineering team. Since joining Imperial in 2019, Laura has supported the evaluation, IP protection of inventions arising from the Departments of Aeronautics, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Design Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and their commercialisation by licensing to third parties or to Imperial’s startups.

Laura holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Liverpool. As postdoctoral researcher she investigated the degradation of lithium ion batteries using new materials and ways to extend battery life for electric vehicles and renewable energy applications. During this period she collaborated with international academic institutions and industrial partners from the chemical and energy sector, gaining experience and insight into the challenges and needs in this sector. She also has an MSc in Chemistry.

Laura 's portfolio

Centrifugal Compressor Inlet Duct Device for Improved Flow Range

Centrifugal Compressor Inlet Duct Device for Improved Flow Range

Innovative compressor inlet invention which increases compressor flow range with use of an inlet duct that pre-swirls inlet flow of turbocharger compressor. Find out more

Fast warm stamping of ultra-high strength steel sheets

Fast warm stamping of ultra-high strength steel sheets

A novel fast warm forming method which improves the manufacturing productivity of high-strength metal sheet parts Find out more

Damage-resistant Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) with tailorable Herringbone microstructures

Damage-resistant Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) with tailorable Herringbone microstructures

A novel technique to manufacture Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) with improved damage tolerance Find out more

Transverse Field MRI – magic angle MR imaging of joints

Transverse Field MRI – magic angle MR imaging of joints

An entirely new MRI system that exploits the 55° magic angle to provide useful image contrast and novel information about the collagen microstructure in ligaments, tendons and menisci. Find out more

Engine Energy Recovery via a High Efficiency Exhaust Turbine

Engine Energy Recovery via a High Efficiency Exhaust Turbine

A novel, high efficiency low pressure ratio turbine developed by engineers at Imperial College London to capture a significant portion of residual exhaust energy with negligible effect on engine base performance. Find out more

Lubricant additives to reduce fluid film friction under high pressure conditions

Lubricant additives to reduce fluid film friction under high pressure conditions

Novel chemical additives that reduce the fluid film friction of lubricated mechanical components under elastohydrodynamic conditions Find out more

Smart morphing structures with full shape control

Smart morphing structures with full shape control

An innovative smart morphing technology that consists of a smart core fabricated from many layers of piezoceramic material, forming a honeycomb structure. Actuations of the walls, which can be performed independently for each cell, will ultimately morph the core shape. Find out more

SmartFlap: 9% lower fuel costs for trucks from enhanced drag reduction

SmartFlap: 9% lower fuel costs for trucks from enhanced drag reduction

The SmartFlap technology provides possibly the best yet solution to reducing drag caused by the turbulent wake at the back of a truck. It uses actively controlled flaps of similar size those of currently available systems, which operate at a slow speed over a narrow range of movement, delivering fuel savings of up to 9%. The demonstrated drag reduction and potentially low cost of the system make it a cost effective investment for truck operators. Also, the size of the flaps and ease of installation ensure that they will be robust and unobstrusive for loading operations as well as on the road. Find out more

High-strength anticlogging permeable concrete pavement

High-strength anticlogging permeable concrete pavement

As societies become increasingly urbanised, there is a vulnerability to flooding because impermeable infrastructure are wholly incapable of absorbing rainfall. Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS), such as permeable pavements, have been developed to mitigate flooding risks. Find out more

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