Lia is a scientist in the pavements team. She completed her master's degree in chemistry in 2014 which focused on improving the efficiency of solar panels through thin film and liquid crystal technology. She also has experience in nanomaterials, liquid crystals, spectroscopy and chemical synthesis.

Lia joined Opus at the end of 2016. Prior to this she spent two years working in a quality assurance laboratory with a focus of analytical chemistry. Her current research interests include bitumen rheology and chemistry with a focus on bitumen and PMB specification.

Outside of work, Lia enjoys dancing and taking part in modern jive competitions and doing many crafts.