Dr Nilushi Wijeyasinghe is a technology analyst and consultant working in the photonics division of IDTechEx. She is based at the UK analyst office in central Cambridge. Since joining IDTechEx in October 2017, Nilushi has published comprehensive reports on laser and semiconductor technologies. She has presented her research at conferences and technical meetings in Germany, Japan and USA. Her experience at IDTechEx includes a 6-month technical consultancy project.
Nilushi completed her PhD in Experimental Solid State Physics at Imperial College London. Her doctoral research focused on developing new semiconductor materials and cost-effective fabrication processes for optoelectronic devices. 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, Saudi Arabia, UK and USA.
Prior to joining Imperial, Nilushi obtained a research-based MSc in Atomic & Laser Physics from the University of Oxford. At Oxford she developed a laser-based temperature mapping system to monitor gas flows and combustion environments. Nilushi has a First Class Honours degree in MSci Physics from University College London (UCL), where she specialised 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. During her time at UCL, she also completed two EPSRC-funded research internships in Condensed Matter Physics.
Nilushi is the analyst leading research on optical sensors and laser systems at IDTechEx, and her fields of expertise include machine vision. At present, Nilushi is collaborating on an autonomous vehicles project and authoring a detailed report on lidar sensors.
Nilushi was a committee member of the SID UK & Ireland Chapter from 2014 to 2016. The SID are an international display technologies society.
During her doctorate, Nilushi received awards at two international conferences: the Cambridge University Press prize at the Innovations in Large-Area Electronics 2017 event (UK), and the Nanjing Tech gold prize at the International Symposium on Flexible Electronics 2015 event (China).