Nilushi completed her PhD in Experimental Solid State Physics at Imperial College London. Her doctoral research was on semiconductor materials for optoelectronic devices. Major achievements of her PhD include the publication of five lead author peer-reviewed articles, four of which were in journals with impact factor 10 or higher. During her time at Imperial, she collaborated with research teams in Greece, Israel, Hong Kong and USA. From 2014 to 2016, Nilushi was also a UK & Ireland committee member of the Society for Information Display, an international display technologies society.
Prior to joining Imperial, Nilushi obtained a research-based MSc in Atomic & Laser Physics from the University of Oxford, where she designed and constructed a laser-based temperature mapping system to monitor combustion environments. She also developed a computer simulation to model her experimental results.
Nilushi has a First Class Honours degree in MSci Physics from University College London, where she specialized in Laser Physics and Condensed Matter Physics in her final year. As an undergraduate she worked at the London Centre for Nanotechnology during her integrated Master's project, and completed two EPSRC-funded research internships in Condensed Matter Physics.
At IDTechEx, Nilushi's research activities are focused on photonics, optoelectronics and advanced materials, and her experience includes a six-month consultancy project.