1) Samintha Perera,HLF Cyclic Environmental Testing System, 2017 MSE Strategic Investment Funds,Melbourne School of Engineering, $ AUD 147,00.00.
2) Samintha Perera, Evaluating the effectiveness of supercritical-CO2 as an alternative fracturing fluid for coal seam hydraulic fracturing, AUSTRALIAN SYNCHROTRON, AS182/IMBL/13332, $ AUD 65,568.00.
Education and training
Monash University 2012
Saitama University 2008
University of Peradeniya 2002
Awards and honors
Phillip Law Postdoctoral Award for Physical Sciences 2016, Royal Society of Victoria,
Monash Engineering Women's Leadership Award, Civil Engineering Department of Monash University,
Excellence in Research by an Early Career researcher, Engineering Faculty of Monash University,
ROCHA Medal 2014 to the world best PhD Thesis in Rock Mechanics, ISRM (International Society of Rock Mechanics ),
Ken Hunt Award for the Engineering faculty of Monash University’s Best PhD Thesis, Engineering faculty of Monash University,
Civil Engineering Department Best Thesis Award, Civil Engineering Department of the Monash University,
Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for Monash University’s Best PhD Thesis, Monash University,
Saitama University Presidential Award, Saitama University of Japan,
Outstanding Student Paper award in AGU Fall meeting, USA, American Geophysical Union,
A.Thurairajah Award for Geotechnics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka,
Academic Excellence Award, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka,
Available for supervision
My research aim is to search for novel solutions across a wide range of disciplines with achieving creative opportunities from current and raising issues in earth science engineering and fallows are my major research intrests;
1. Unconventional oil and gas extractions
Coal seam, shale and tight gases and heavy oil extractions, gas and oil reservoirs engineering, enhanced gas and oil recovery processes, production enhancing techniques including hydraulic fracturing, gas and oil flow in porous and fractured media, subsurface issues and management techniques, constitutive models, coupled process, reservoir modelling and simulation, reservoir geomechanics, wellbore and drilling mechanics.
2. CO2 Sequestration
CO2 storage in deep coal seams, saline aquifers, shales, and depleted oil and gas reservoirs, soil carbonations, regulation and legislation, cap rock integrity, coupled hydro-chemico-mechanical processes, reservoir geomechanics, wellbore and drilling mechanics, numerical methods, flow in porous and fractured media.
Any student interest in above areas of research are welcome to apply for PhD oppertunities