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Dr. Sanjeewa Malaviarachchi
 
Office Address : 

Department of Geology,
Faculty of Science,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya (20400),
Sri Lanka.

Email : 
    malavi@pdn.ac.lk
Telephone : 
   +94 81239(4215); +94 718682715
Personal Website : 
  
 

Educational /Professional Qualifications :

  • PhD :(Okayama, Japan)
  • MSc :(Shimane, Japan)
  • PG.Dip :(Peradeniya)
  • BSc :(Peradeniya)

  • Positions Held (Selected) :

  • January, 2011 to present Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Geology, Univ. of Peradeniya
  • January, 2010 to December, 2010 Post Doctoral Fellow, Australian National University
  • October, 2008 to December, 2009 Post Doctoral Researcher, Okayama University, Japan
  • October, 2005 to September, 2008 PhD candidate and research assistant, Okayama University, Japan
  • October, 2003 to September, 2005 MSc. student at Shimane University, Japan
  • September, 2002 to September, 2003 Visiting demonstrator at Post Graduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya
  • April, 2001 to April, 2002 Teaching Assistant/Demonstrator Department of Geology, University of Peradeniya,
  • Membership & Awards (Selected) :

  • Member of the American Geophysical Union - AGU
  • Member of the Geochemical Society (International)
  • Life Member of the Geological Society of Sri Lanka
  • Medal winner as one of the ‘Best 100 Scientist -2010’ awarded by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK
  • Post Doctoral Research grant of the ANU, Australia (ARC 2010)
  • Post Doctoral Research grant by the Japan Society for the promotion of Science (2009)
  • Goldschmidt Conference Student Travel Grant from the Geochemical Society for outstanding student researches (2007)
  • Student excellence scholarship from the Okayama University (2007, 2008)
  • 21st century Centre of Excellence (COE) student scholarship for Ph.D (2005-2008)
  • Monbukagakusho (MEXT)- Japanese government Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Science and Sports, Japan (2003-2005)
  • Merit certificate for General English Proficiency, University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka (1997)
  • Certificates of English for Communication - Level 1,2 & 3, University of Warwick, UK (1990)

  • Research Interests :

  • Trace element and radiogenic isotopic characteristics of the Earth’s mantle and the crust
  • Geochemical evolution of the early Earth and other planetary bodies
  • Petro-geochemical studies of metamorphic and igneous rocks
  • Petrological, mineral-chemical, and temporal evolution of high grade metamorphic rocks
  • Study of platinum group elements and Au in rocks
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