Adila Islam


Adila completed her MSci in Physics in 2019, achieving a first-class degree from University College London (UCL). Her final year project during her undergraduate degree was on neutrino physics based on the SuperNEMO experiment which is searching for a rare process called neutrinoless double beta decay that will prove that neutrinos are their own antiparticles (Majorana particles). During this project, she investigated the resolution power of photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) used in the SuperNEMO experiment before they were subjected to helium exposure which degrades the resolution power of PMTs.

Adila is now a member of the Advanced Characterisation of Materials CDT and has joined the groups of Dr Gemma-Louise Davies in UCL and Dr James Wilton-Ely in Imperial College London. Her research is in the detection of carbon monoxide in living cells using surface-functionalised mesoporous materials.