Dr. Ayal Wanniarachchi

Project Title: A New Stimulation Methodology for Extraction of Natural Gas from Deep and Tight Geological Formations
Graduated Year: 2018
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


  



Dr. Nikhil Sirdesai

Project Title: Numerical and experimental study of rocks under very high temperature conditions: underground coal gasification
Graduated Year: 2018
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Dr. Dilanth de Silva

Project Title: Geosequestration of Carbon Dioxide in Deep Saline Aquifers: Hydro-Chemical Considerations
Graduated Year: 2017
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Dr. Ashani Ranathunga

Project Title: Investigation of long term safe storage of carbon dioxide in deep coal seams with enhanced methane recovery
Graduated Year: 2017
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Ms. Xue Le

Project Title: Strength and minearlogical developments in magnesia-GGBS stabilised biochar-sequestered acid sulphate soils
Graduated Year: 2017
Supervision Role: Associate Supervisor

Completed degree: MSc by Research

 


 



Dr. Tharaka Rathnaweera

Project Title: Geological sequestration of carbon dioxide in deep saline aquifers: coupled flow-mechanical considerations
Graduated Year: 2016
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Dr. Shishi Shao

Project Title: Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) behaviour of rock relevant to the geothermal industry
Graduated Year: 2015
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Dr. Banambar Singh

Project Title: An experimental study of creation of optimal fracture networks for heat extraction from engineered geothermal reservoirs
Graduated Year: 2015
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Dr. Nadeesha Lakmali Ukwattage

Project Title: Study of the accelerated carbonation of coal fly ash for carbon dioxide sequestration and soil amendment
Graduated Year: 2015
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Dr. William Darlington

Project Title: The effect of scale and defect planes on the failure process and strength of rock with applications in open pit mining
Graduated Year: 2014
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Dr. Md. Shahidul Islam

Project Title: Strength and mineralogical behaviour of lime-GGBS-treated acid sulphate soils
Graduated Year: 2014
Supervision Role: Associate Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Dr. Mohamed Nasvi Mohamed Careem

Project Title: Geopolymer as well cement for geological sequestration of carbon dioxide
Graduated Year: 2014
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Dr. Benjamin Shannon

Project Title: Fracture propagation of cohesive soils under tensile loading and desiccation
Graduated Year: 2014
Supervision Role: Associate Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Dr. Piyal Wasantha Liyanage

Project Title: On the coupled hydro-mechanical behaviour of jointed rock masses: an application to mine slope stability
Graduated Year: 2014
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Dr. Kunal Kumar Singh

Project Title: Investigations of permeability of fractured, steep and deep rock slopes with high groundwater pressures
Graduated Year: 2014
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Dr. Bishwajit Chowdhury

Project Title: Mechanical behaviour of lime-slag treated Coode Island Silt
Graduated Year: 2013
Supervision Role: Associate Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Dr. Verma Dhananjai

Project Title: Investigation of influence of scale effects of strength and failure modes of deep open cut slopes
Graduated Year: 2013
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Dr. Vikram Vishal

Project Title: An investigation on carbon dioxide sequestration in Indian coal seams
Graduated Year: 2013
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Mr. David Barry-Macaulay

Project Title: An investigation on the thermal and thermo-mechanical behaviour of soils
Graduated Year: 2013
Supervision Role: Associate Supervisor

Completed degree: MSc by Research

 


 



Dr. Samintha Perera

Project Title: Investigation of the effect of carbon dioxide sequestration on the hydro-mechanical properties of coal
Graduated Year: 2012
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Dr. Richa Shukla Potdar

Project Title: Study of reservoir rock and caprock integrity in geo-sequestration of carbon dioxide
Graduated Year: 2012
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Dr. Wai Chong

Project Title: Lateral load capacity of single piles socketed into Melbourne mudstone
Graduated Year: 2011
Supervision Role: Associate Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Dr. Deepika Singh

Project Title: A study of CO2 sequestration in basalt formation
Graduated Year: 2011
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Dr. Navinda Kishan de Silva

Project Title: An investigation of mechanical properties and permeability of coal with respect to CO2
Graduated Year: 2011
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: MSc by Research

 


 



A/Prof. Mohan Yellishetty

Project Title: Achieving environmental stewardship in iron and steel sector through application of life cycle assessment
Graduated Year: 2010
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Dr. Balamurali Raju

Project Title: Geo-sequestration of cardon dioxide in coal seams
Graduated Year: 2010
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Mr. Binu Stanley

Project Title: Engineering and microstructural behaviour of lime-slag treated pyrite bearing coode island silt
Graduated Year: 2010
Supervision Role: Associate Supervisor

Completed degree: MSc by Research

 


 



Dr. Wooi Leong Tan

Project Title: Physico-Chemical Interaction of CO2-Water-Rock under Extreme Geo-Thermal-Mechanical Conditions
Graduated Year: 2009
Supervision Role: Joint Principle Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Mr. Derek Chun Chuen Chan

Project Title: Performance of Water and Gas Pipes Buried in Reactive Soil
Graduated Year: 2008
Supervision Role: Associate Supervisor

Completed degree: MSc by Research

 


 



Dr. Dileeka Jasinge

Project Title: A Study of Geomechanical Properties of Coal with Application to Enhanced Coal Bed Methane Recovery and CO2 Sequestration
Graduated Year: 2007
Supervision Role: Main Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research

 


 



Dr. Matthew John Wightwick

Project Title: 
Graduated Year: 2006
Supervision Role: Associate Supervisor

Completed degree: PhD by Research