Meet Laurie Winkless, a physicist, science writer, and author of Science and the City!

Laurie Winkless is a physicist and science writer with a BSc in Physics with Astrophysics from Trinity College Dublin, and an MSc in Space Science from University College London. As an undergrad, she received a scholarship to NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre. She then joined the Functional Materials team at the National Physical Laboratory, where she investigated topics from nanotubes to thermoelectric energy harvesting. Since leaving the lab, Laurie has worked as a science communicator and writer. She has had her work featured in print, online, as well as on radio and TV, and is a regular contributor to Forbes. Laurie’s first book, Science and the City, was published worldwide by Bloomsbury in 2016, and she is working on her second book, called Sticky.