Laura Fumagalli is Reader in Condensed Matter Physics at the Department of Physics & Astronomy and staff researcher of the National Graphene Institute. She received her M.S. in Electronic Engineering in 2002 (Polytechnic University of Milan - Italy and École Superior d’Electricité - France) and her PhD in Information Technology in 2006 with a doctoral thesis on low-noise wide-bandwidth amplifiers at the Department of Electronics of Polytechnic University of Milan. She then worked at the Department of Electronics of the University of Barcelona (Spain) as post-doctoral researcher (2006-2010) and lecturer (2010-2014), developing novel instrumentation and methods that measure the dielectric properties of matter on the atomic scale using a scanning probe, referred to as Scanning Dielectric Microscopy (SDM). She joined the Condensed Matter Physics group of the University of Manchester (UK) in 2015. She was awarded the Ramon y Cajal fellowship by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science in 2014 and the ERC Consolidator grant "Two-dimensional liquid-cell dielectric microscopy (Liquid2DM)" by the European Research Council in 2018. She currently sits in the scanning probe microscopy committee of the Royal Microscopical Society. Her research focuses on the study of electric and dielectric properties of bio and non-bio materials on the nanoscale.