Francesca Casoli is a research scientist at the Institute of Materials for Electronics and Magnetism of the Italian National Research Council (IMEM – CNR). She obtained her PhD in Physics from the University of Parma in 2005, investigating magnetic thin films and multilayers with perpendicular anisotropy and exchange-spring properties. Her research is currently focused on Magnetic thin films, Nanostructures and Nanocomposites with new functionalities or multi-functionalities. She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and 3 book chapters on magnetic materials for data storage, sensors/actuators and biomedicine. She has recently co-edited the book Ultra-High-Density Magnetic Recording: Storage Materials and Media Designs, edited by Pan Stanford Publishing in 2016.