Hi, please call me Lia! Welcome to my personal website. I am currently an EPSRC Doctoral Fellow at University College London where I also run the Women in Physics Group.

UCL article about my innovation journey

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My entire career for the past two years has been based on commercialising the research of my Ph.D. I basically started out investigating fundamental limits in quantum mechanics but am now a proud engineer, entrepreneur & quantum device enabler!

But I wasn’t a born entrepreneur. It happened spontaneously after I took a risk & entered the Nature/Entrepreneur First Innovation Forum - I was so lucky they chose me as a participant. I was given the resources and mentoring to pull together a business case and reach out to businesses/industry to see if the business was viable. To read more about the Innovation Forum (with helpful guides on creating a spin-out) go here.

Now that we’ve successfully done a field trial - we know fundamentally that the sensor works - and how we can improve it. Our next stage is chip scale manufacturing which we’ve started already - watch this space for results from a coin-sized prototype! And some fun demos we have planned!

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