The award is offered by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. It promotes academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany. The Foundation sponsors the best scientists and scholars as well as prospective leaders irrespective of regional origin or disciplinary focus.

Selection of awardees is based on the principle of academic self-governance: committees composed of scientists and scholars of all academic disciplines decide who will be sponsored, independently and solely according to standards of academic excellence.

Name of the journal : Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources

ISSN Print : 2363-8419

ISSN Electronic : 2363-8427

Link : http://www.springer.com/engineering/civil+engineering/journal/40948

Aims and Scope :

The journal G4 publishes original research, new developments, and case studies in the field of geomechanics and geophysics with special application to energy and resources in the subsurface Earth.  This covers the full scope of geomechanics and geophysics including theory and analysis, laboratory and field experiments, numerical methods and modelling techniques, and engineering applications and technology development related to energy and resources. This scope includes discovery and recovery of conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons, mining and resources engineering, natural and enhanced geothermal energy, geotechnical engineering of energy storage, geological solutions for energy and resources including geological disposal of energy wastes including sequestration of carbon dioxide. All papers on these topics within the journal scope are welcomed.


In recognition of his outstanding efforts as a postgraduate supervisor, Professor Ranjith Pathegama Gamage has won the 2014 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision.

Ranjith is an ARC Future Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering. Ranjith's lines of research ultimately converge on mitigation of climate change, an overriding challenge in our time; and he faces up to some of the greatest engineering challenges.