Giulia Lanzara is an Assistant Professor at the University of Rome, RomaTre, the Director of the Multifunctional Materials Laboratory and the former Director of the Carbon Nanotechnologies Division at the Institute of Advanced Technologies. She specialized in the development of multifunctional materials with the help of nano/micro-materials and technologies during her PhD and PostDoctoral studies at Stanford University, Aeronautics and Astronautics Department. In 2011 she was awarded a tenure track position by the Ministry of Education and Research through the Brain Drain Program. In the past few years she was awarded a European Research Council Grant for the development of novel bio-inspired morphing materials, two grants from the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research for the development of novel nanostructured/morphing materials and a grant from the Agency for Defence and Development of South Korea for the development of ultra-light weight flexible supercapacitors. Her research activities have the potential to revolutionize several industrial fields including aeronautics/aerospace, electronics, biomedical, bioengineering and automotive as demonstrated from recent collaborations with industrial world-wide leaders.