Laura Fumagalli graduated in electronic engineering in 2002 at the Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy) and the École Superior d’Electricité (France) - EU double-degree program. She obtained her PhD in information technology at the Department of Electronics of the Polytechnic University of Milan in 2006 with a thesis on low-noise current amplifiers. She then joined the Department of Electronics of the University of Barcelona (Spain), first as a post-doc and then as a lecturer (2010-2014), where she developed novel instrumentation to probe capacitance using scanning probe microscopy and determined the dielectric constant of nanostructures and biomolecules on the nanoscale. In 2015 she joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester (UK) as lecturer in Condensed Matter Physics and staff researcher of the National Graphene Institute. Since 2017, she is a member of the scanning probe microscopy panel of the Royal Microscopical Society (UK). Her current research focuses on the study of electric and dielectric properties of matter on the nanoscale.