Adila Islam

Imperial College London


Research Project: Detection of carbon monoxide in living cells using surface-functionalised mesoporous materials
James Wilton-Ely (ICL), Gemma-Louise Davies (UCL)

Adila graduated with an MSci degree in Physics from University College London (UCL) in 2019. Her final year project was in 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. However, for her PhD she has moved on to materials science; Adila has joined the Wilton-Ely group at Imperial College London and Davies group at UCL to work on sensing carbon monoxide (CO) in biological cells.