Laura Fumagalli is reader in Condensed Matter Physics at the Department of Physics and 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 the École Superior d’Electricité (France)) and her PhD in information technology in 2006 with a thesis on low-noise amplifiers (Department of Electronics, Polytechnic University of Milan). She worked at the Department of Electronics of the University of Barcelona (Spain) as post-doctoral researcher (2006-2010) and lecturer (2010-2014), where she developed novel instrumentation to probe the dielectric properties of matter on the nanoscale using scanning probe microscopy. She joined the Condensed Matter Physics group of the University of Manchester in 2015. She was awarded the Ramon y Cajal fellowship in 2014 by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science and the ERC Consolidator grant in 2018 by the European Research Council. 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.