Nilanthi Warnasooriya, Ph.D. - Physics Instructor
Dr. Warnasooriya was born and raised in Sri Lanka; a small island
in the Indian Ocean. She graduated from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka with a
BSc degree in physics. She then entered a Master’s degree program at the Department of Physics, Creighton
University , Nebraska and completed her MSc degree in Physics. In 2008 she
earned her doctoral degree in Applied Physics from University of South Florida . Her PhD research focused on developing a novel three-wavelength optical
phase unwrapping technique based on phase-shifting interference microscopy.
After completing her graduate studies,
Dr. Warnasooriya worked at the Langvin Institute at ESPCI Paris Tech , France as
a postdoctoral researcher. There, her research
focused on the development of a three-dimensional microscopy technique
for studying live cells tagged with gold nanoparticles.
She returned to the United States and joined the Department of
Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, where she worked on
constructing a microscopy technique based on pump-probe optical coherence
microscopy to study heme proteins.
In fall 2011, Dr. Warnasooriya joined Hillsborough Community
College as a physics instructor. She teaches Fundamentals of Physics, Physics I
and Physics II.
Campus : Dale Mabry
Office : DSCI 126 (Science Building)
Phone : (813) - 253 -7252 (email is preferred)
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org