Dr L Gonella

Position:Senior Lecturer
Projects:ATLAS, RD50
Room:West 318


Laura Gonella is a lecturer in particle physics instrumentation at the University of Birmingham. She joined the University in 2015, having previously been assistant professor at the University of Bonn.


Laura has expertise on semiconductor detectors for high energy physics experiments, having worked on novel sensor concepts, radiation-hard CMOS technologies, hybridisation techniques, and powering schemes. She is currently working on the upgrade of the ATLAS strip tracker at the HL-LHC, where she co-leads the ASICs working group and the UK strips stave R&D program, and on a number of R&D projects on depleted Monolithic Active Pixels for future particle and nuclear physics experiments. She manages the ATLAS and AIDA2020 irradiation programs at the MC40 cyclotron of the University of Birmingham.


  • Year-2 electronics
  • Year-1 tutorials
  • Year-1 physics and communication skills
  • Year-3 nuclear lab
  • Year-4 projects
  • PGR supervision