Laura Piperno

, ENEA - Superconductivity Section

Laura Piperno is a postoctoral fellow currently working on Iron-based superconductors (IBSCs) at ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development. Graduated in chemistry in 2016 with a thesis on chemical deposition of YBa2Cu3O7-x, she has been applying her skills to fusion-related projects ever since. Dr. Piperno received her Ph.D. in Applied Electronics from Roma Tre University, and kept collaborating with national and international institutions such as the aforementioned ENEA and Roma Tre University, the Italian National Research Council (CNR), the Barcelona Institute of Material Science (ICMAB), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (TUCN). Her research led to the publication of about twenty peer reviewed journal articles and received several awards such as ESAS Young Researcher Awards, E-MRS Graduate Student Award and Park AFM Scholarship. In early 2022, she won the EUROfusion researcher grant with a project aimed at developing new low-cost, chemical methodologies for the integration of IBSCs in the state-of-the-art conductor technology.