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Scilla is a qualified primary school teacher and engineer by profession. She holds a BSc & MSc in Chemistry as well as another BSc in Materials Science from Genoa University in Italy.  She worked as researcher in super conductor materials before moving to the UK to complete a PhD in materials research for photovoltaic/solar panel applications. She worked as  Postdoctoral researcher at Cranfield University before moving in Switzerland in 2012 with her family.  She founded Little Scientists as she believes passionately in educating kids from an early age in the exciting world of STEM. She is a mother of 3 willing Lego Education guinea pigs.  Scilla is fluent in both English and Italian.

Simon Ritchie

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Simon is a Formula 1 aerodynamicist responsible for wind tunnel testing during the development of new race cars for Alfa Romeo Racing.  He holds a PhD in high-speed aerodynamics and a Bachelors degree in Aeromechanical Systems Engineering from the Royal Military College of Science in the UK.  Simon is fascinated by the world of engineering and, in particular by, aerodynamics and believes that all children should be given an opportunity to experience the wonder of STEM at a young age in order to ignite their curiosity of the world around them.


PR Marketing and Teacher

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Lisa has a Master’s degree in Linguistics and Translation and gained experience in business management working for a consulting company operating in the financial field. She joined Little Scientists in 2021 driven by her passion for education and science. She speaks Italian, English, German, Spanish and French.


PR Manager and Teacher


Technical advisor

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Luca is an Engineer with a Master in Flight Physics and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. He is involved in different projects related to sustainability in urban mobility. He is super enthusiastic about aerodynamics, and he is also able to program in C++ and Python.


All our instructors are either experienced scientists or Masters level university students in STEM or Computer Science subjects