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.