Sofia gained her Master’s degree in Engineering of Materials from the University of Padua, in Italy. During her Master’s degree Sofia did a placement at the Université Paris Diderot, where she studied flexible hybrid magnetoelectric films. Sofia is now a PhD student studying in the Centre of Doctoral Training in Advanced Characterisation of Materials, under the supervision of Dr. Camille Petit and Dr. Matthew Blunt. Her PhD project is about the synthesis of 2D non-carbonaceous materials for chemical separations. The industrial sponsor of the project is BP-ICAM.