Dr Laura Cabo-Fernandez

Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation Officer, Engineering

Laura is an Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation officer 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

New handwashing solution to prevent spread of infectious diseases

New handwashing solution to prevent spread of infectious diseases

This innovative technology proposes a new solution that improves handwashing practice and could help to prevent the spread of ... 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

Electrically Powered Active Suspension Systems

Electrically Powered Active Suspension Systems

A novel, electrically powered, active variable geometry system developed by engineers at Imperial. Electrically Powered Active Suspension Systems provide the smooth and stabilising performance of an active control system with a compact, low cost, low power, fail-safe system. Find out more

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