Nicola Montaut graduated from Amity University, India in 2014 with a Bachelor’s + Master’s degree in Nanotechnology with a specialization in Nanophotonics and Renewable Energy sources. Her thesis work focussed on the investigation of photorefraction in lithium niobate during her Master’s and the development of anti-reflective coatings for solar applications during her Bachelor’s. In late 2014, she was awarded a Marie Curie fellowship to conduct her Ph.D. research in the field of quantum optics, supervised by Prof. Dr. Christine Silberhorn of Paderborn University, Germany. Her work aimed to realize high efficiency heralded single-photon sources on a fiber-integrated lithium niobate platform and benchmark its quantum characteristics. During her stay at Paderborn, she also worked on several inter-departmental projects as well as joint-collaborative work with the University of Oxford, CNRS Nice, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and IdQuantique. She successfully defended her Ph.D. in November 2019 with a magna cum laude. Since February 2020, she has been working as a post-doctoral researcher in the Nonlinear Photonics group of Prof. Roberto Morandotti.