Dr. Wasantha received the Runners-up award for the best paper and presentation at the Young Scientists' Forum - 2016, held in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
GEOMECHANICS Use of physics/mechanics principles to study the behaviour of earth materials (soil, rocks, earth resources, etc.), and their application in various disciplines including Petroleum, Civil, Mining, and Environmental engineering.
GEOENERGY Investigating the potential of deep-Earth energy resources – tight gas and oil, coal-seam gas, shale gas, and geothermal energy – protecting the environment, and meeting Australia’s energy requirements for a better society.
GEORESOURCES Investigating the geological distribution of earth resources, including coal, copper, and heavy metals rare earth materials; and application of geo-mechanics fundamentals to explore them through deep, shallow, and open-cut mining.