Laura joined Nature Communications in February 2018. Laura completed her PhD in Physics in 2003 at University of Cagliari working on Monte-Carlo algorithms to evaluate hydrogen storage capabilities in nanostructured carbon materials. After a first post-doctoral experience she was appointed as Senior Research Associate at University of Zurich, where she received the Habilitation in Computational Material Science in 2014 working on novel carbon materials and hybrid interfaces for energy application. She handles manuscripts on computational material science, material chemistry. Laura is based in Berlin´s office.