Michela has a research interest in radiation detectors applied to medical and biological imaging.
She joined the University of Lincoln in February 2013 as Research Fellow, to work of the development of the PRaVDA instrument.
Michela has a PhD in Electronic Engineering from the University of Surrey (UK), and a BSc and an MRes in Physics from University of Naples (Italy).
Since 2009 Michela has been working on the development of imaging systems for medical and biological applications, as well as testing and characterisation of the detection devices in an early stage of their development.
Between June 2009 and December 2010, as Research Associate at the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Michela developed a spectroscopic imaging system for light charged particles, to be used in biological applications such as beta autoradiography and electron microscopy. She also contributed to the development of a compact gamma camera for sentinel lymph node imaging. In late 2010 Michela joined the University of Surrey as Research Assistant, where developed a single imaging platform based on a large area CMOS Active Pixel Sensor for multi-modality imaging in pre-clinical science.
Michela’s research activity focuses on the simulation, development and characterisation of ionising and non-ionising radiation detectors for medical and biological imaging applications.