Debarati obtained her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Aveiro, Portugal.
As a researcher, she specialized in semiconductor fabrication and characterization techniques, with a particular focus on diamond thin films. She continued her post-doctoral work in the same area, at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisbon, branching out to the fabrication of optical sensors that utilize polycrystalline diamond films as part of an interferometer. Her background covers mico- and nano-fabrication and characterization techniques, specifically for electronic materials. She handles manuscripts in the areas of electronics, optoelectronics, flexible electronics, and robotics.