Francesca Miricola

PhD student at University of Liverpool

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You are not alone, we are millions.

What do you do?

I am studying the behaviour of complex fluids, such as personal care products

Why did you choose this field?

I have always been fascinated by the understanding of the things we use every day. For instance, think about a shampoo. What are the ingredients? What is the physics behind? What is the interplay between the ingredients? Is every ingredient really necessary? I combined that with my other passion: cosmetics.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

Younger me would have had more little faith in younger me

Why do you love working in STEM?

I was born in a family where there are no other girls. So, I feel like I have sisters now, and being supportive and helping other women make me feel a part of something revolutionary.

Best advice for next generation?

You are not alone, we are millions.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

"I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own."
Audre Lorde

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