Dr Roy was awarded a PhD in Physical Optics from School of Physics at the University of Sydney. Her PhD research was focused on the fundamental principle of “Geometric Phase” in optics and its application for 3D imaging for biological and non-biological samples. One of her major contributions in this area was to demonstrate achromatic nature of geometric phase, which has opened up new insights into broadband interferometry with applications ranging from biological systems (Optical Coherence Tomography), electronics (Semiconductor industry) to astronomy (Stellar Interferometry).
Prior to joining UNSW in 2015, she worked in multidisciplinary research projects in government and academic institutions including the School of Physics and Australian Key Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis at the University of Sydney and National Measurement Institute, Australia (NMIA). While at NMIA as a Research Scientist, she conducted and led various Optical Standards and Nano-metrology projects focusing on establishing and maintaining the capabilities underpinning the delivery of measurement services for industry, government and to the research community.
She has also worked in several international research labs: Charles Fabry Laboratory, University d’ Orsay, France; Department of Applied Physics, Osaka University; National Measurement & Standards Laboratory, NRC, Canada; Department of Optics, National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronica, Mexico and Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Tsukuba, Japan.
Dr Roy holds numerous memberships with professional societies nationally and internationally, notably a member of Optical Society of Australia, a Fellow of Optical Society of America, Member of the International Society for Optical Engineering, a member of Optical Society of India, a member of Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society and an Australian Standards Committee member for eye and face protection standards.
- Visualizing tear film using Quantum dots
- Automated detection of ocular diseases with Artificial Intelligence.
- 3D reconstruction and visualisation of ocular disease model from OCT images
- The effect of blue-blocking lenses on visual and non-visual functions.
- Development of novel instrumentation and imaging technology for rapid, sensitive, non-contact, non-invasive methods for high-resolution three-dimensional imaging for biomedical applications which incorporate the Full-Field optical coherence microscopy based on liquid crystal geometric phase-shifting technology coupled with fluorescence microscopy.
TEACHING & OUTREACH
Courses I teach and coordinate
- VISN1111 - Geometrical and Physical Optics
- VISN1221 - Visual Optics
- OPTM 3201- Ocular Imaging & Applied Vision Science
- Fellow of the Optical Society of America
- Member of the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society Inc
- Member of the Australian Optical Society
- Member of the Metrological Society Australia
- Member of the Optical Society of India
- Member of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
- Australian Standards Committee, Eye & Face Protection
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
- NMI World Metrology Day Outstanding Achievement Awards, 2013- NETs Team: For an outstandingly successful program delivering world-class measurement standards and services and for active and effective engagement with a wide range of stakeholders to focus and apply these capabilities
- NMI World Metrology Day Outstanding Achievement Awards, 2011- Optical Standards Team: Excellent work in satisfying optical measurement requirements of a major strategic client, Department of Defence
- ProSciTech Trans-Tasman Award,2006, For significant research using microscopy or microanalysis, especially work for lasting value to people/ or the environment, Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society
- Australian Academy of Science: France-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration Program, 2007
- Denison travel fellowship, School of Physics, University of Sydney,2006
- JSPS invitation fellowship (Japan Society for Promotion of Science), 2004
- Australian Academy of Science travel fellowship, 2003, “Scientific visits to the United States of America, Canada and Mexico” scheme
- AIST Fellow (Agency of Industrial Science and Technology), Japan, 1999
- Daimler-Benz Award, 1999- Best overall papers by the collaborative team (Japanese) presented at 31st International Symposium on Automotive Technology & Automation, Germany
- Optical Imaging and Visualization
- Vision Loss and Healthy Ageing
- Ocular Surface Research (Inc. Dry Eye and Contact Lenses)
- Automated detection of ocular diseases with Artificial Intelligence
- Blue light blocking lenses, effects on visual and non-visual systems
- Functionalised nanoparticles as contrast agents for bio-imaging
- Optical coherence microscopy for ultrahigh-resolution 3D imaging