Chiara did her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the ETH (Switzerland) and at the University of Potsdam (Germany) as a scholar of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. At the end of her undergraduate studies, she joined UC Berkeley (US) for her BSc project about the computation of high-harmonic generation spectra of molecules in the area of quantum dynamics. In 2014, Chiara moved to London to study Advanced Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. She was awarded the UNIHEAT Award and won the Research Prize for her Master’s project in Heavy Oil Upgrading. After finishing her MSc, she received the Marit Mohn Scholarship for pursuing a PhD in Bioengineering. Chiara is currently doing research on cell-free protein synthesis systems.
Loving research herself, Chiara recently founded the non-profit organization, Humans of Science gUG (haftungsbeschränkt), with the aim to promote and raise awareness for scientific education, research and innovation in the world, especially amongst women. Chiara is an active member of the Young Titans Leadership Programme and the Pint of Science events.