Anna Martinelli is an Associate Professor at Chalmers since December 2015. She holds a Master of Science degree in Physics based on studies initiated in Italy and then continued in Sweden. She pursued a PhD program with focus on materials science at the group of condensed matter physics at Chalmers (under the supervision of Prof. Aleksandar Matic) investigating ion conducting polymer-based materials. As a postdoctor Anna spent first a period at the University of Rome La Sapienza at the group of Prof. Bruno Scrosati studying Li-salt/ionic liquid mixtures of interest for use in Li-ion batteries, and then a period at the Institute Nationale Polytechnique de Grenoble (INP-G) to design, produce, and operate a fuel cell device for in situ -Raman spectroscopic measurements. At her current position at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Chalmers Anna leads a research group focusing on the physico-chemical properties of pure ionic liquids and ionic liquid derived materials. Anna holds research grants from, among others, the Chalmers Areas of Advance (Materials Science & Energy), the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF), the Swedish Research Council (VR), and the Hasselbald Foundation.