Dr Dilusha Rajapakse
Lecturer in Textile Design
Dilusha is a Lecturer in Textile Design, and an active researcher in the areas of smart materials and dynamic textile design. Dilusha’s multidisciplinary practice-based research examines the fusion of smart materials and textile printing methods in order to integrate animated colour and pattern changing aesthetics onto fabrics without compromising the core textile characteristics.
Dilusha completed his PhD in 2017 and his research was fully funded by the Nottingham Trent University Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship. His doctoral research questioned the unexploited design potential of photochromism and contributed by articulating an approach that can be applied to design a new level of multicolour and pattern changing effects on textile surfaces. He was also a recipient of the Harold Tillman Scholarship Award and completed his MA in Digital Fashion at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. He also holds a BA (Hons) in Fashion Design and Product Development obtained from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.