Laia is a PhD student in the Physics department, she studies metallic nanoparticles using molecular dynamics and quantum chemical calculations. Her research focuses on their physical and chemical properties such as magnetism, vibrational and optical spectra, electronic structure, and thermodynamics. Before starting her PhD, Laia obtained a master’s in Molecular Biophysics from King’s College London and a Chemistry degree from University of Barcelona. She has also conducted research stays at Imperial College London and KU Leuven (Belgium). She also volunteers for several science outreach, engagement, and communication initiatives.