Lourdes Farrugia read for her undergraduate degree at the University of Malta and received a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics and physics in 2008. She followed with an M. Sc in Physics from the University of Malta in collaboration with Methode Electronics Ltd.
Before joining the Department of Physics as a Research Officer, Lourdes gained good laboratory skills whilst working in a pharmaceutical laboratory, first as a quality control analyst and eventually as a trainer within the same environment.
She obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Malta in 2016. Her research interests are mainly focused on aspects of instrumentation and measurement of physical quantities, especially sensor design, applied electromagnetics (in particular, dielectric properties of biological tissue), electromagnetic compatibility, and biological effects of electromagnetic radiation.
She is also a member of the management committee of COST Action TD1301 and BM1309