Caroline Foucher obtained her Master’s degree in Materials Physics in 2010, from the University of Salford in England. Her Master’s dissertation focused on the comparison of various materials properties for the fabrication of solar panels. She then moved to Scotland to do her PhD at the Institute of Photonics of the University of Strathclyde, under the supervision of Prof Martin Dawson. Her thesis, named “Solution-processable, mechanically flexible lasers” explored various materials, designs and fabrication techniques to improve the capabilities of plastic lasers. After completing her PhD in March 2015, she was offered a posdtdoctoral position at the same Institute, but this time working on visible light communications (LiFi). She designed and fabricated colour-converters with various materials, such as quantum dots and organic semiconductors, in order to transmit fast data throught microLEDs and make them suitable for visible light communications. In July 2016, she then moved to Singapore as she started a postdoctoral position in Nanyang Technological University, under the supervision of Prof Volkan Demir. Her research still focused on colour-conversion but also on quantum dot lasers. She then joined Prof Roberto Morandotti’s group in September 2017 where she mainly focuses on optimising the interface between nanolaser devices and optical fibre-based systems.