Maheshani Prabodhi Alwis Nanayakkara
Academic and research departmentsAdvanced Technology Institute, Nanoelectronics Centre, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
My research project
Organic-inorganic hybrid X-ray detectors for radiation sensing
Prabodhi is currently a PhD student at Advanced Technology Insitute, University of Surrey, where she is supervised by Prof. Ravi Silva and Dr Imalka Jaywardena. Prior to her PhD, she graduated with a BSc Eng Hons in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2017 and was awarded the Gold Medal for best performance in the field of Materials Science and Engineering.
Prabodhi's research focuses on fabricating X-ray detectors by using organic-inorganic hybrid semiconductors such as bismuth oxide sensitized organic semiconductors. Through careful design, it is possible to achieve exceptional characteristics such as broadband sensitivities, ultra-low dark currents, low voltage functionality, and conformable operation from such hybrid detectors. She is working with several collaborators in order to optimise this detector concept to be implemented in potential applications such as dosimetry in radiotherapy.
Affiliations and memberships
In the media
Prabodhi's research interests include developing new X-ray detector concepts based on hybrid semiconductors for medical and industrial applications.
- Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, UCL
- Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield
- Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London
- School of Physics & Astronomy, University of St Andrews
- Physical Science and Engineering Division, KAUST
- Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Bologna
- National Physical Laboratory
- FLUXiM AG
Prabodhi contributes to teaching activities within the Physics Department by assisting with 1st Year UG laboratory demonstration for PHY1035/6 and PHY2062 modules.