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Dr

Januka Attanayake

Research Fellow In Earthquake Seismology
Earth Sciences
Seismology
science & technology
physical sciences
geochemistry & geophysics
attenuation
anisotropy
seismic structure
velocity
outer core
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Dr

Januka Attanayake

 
Division
Science
 
Primary Interest
Geophysics
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Dr

Januka Attanayake

 

I earned my PhD at the University of Connecticut, USA, specializing in global seismology. My work there led to the discovery of a new structural configuration in the Earth's solid inner core that favours a hypothesis, in which the inner core growth is coupled to thermal heterogeneities near the core-mantle boundary by convection in the liquid outer core.

Following my PhD work, I worked on topics related to crustal imaging, intraplate earthquake physics, and deep Earth imaging in Europe at the Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal, University College London, UK, and the University of Muenster, Germany. At present, I am a Research Fellow in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne, where I am leading seismology research to better understand seismicity in Australia with an emphasis on Gippsland. Our work is critical for prospective Carbon sequestration projects in Victoria.

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Scholarly Works

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2017

Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP), 2017

Junior Chamber International, Sri Lanka

2010

Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher

Center for Integrative Geosciences, University of Connecticut

2005

University Award for Academic Excellence

University of Peradeniya

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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Research Fellow In Earthquake Seismology

Earth Sciences

Ordinary Member

European Geosciences Union

Ordinary Member

American Geophysical Union

Life Member

Geological Society of Sri Lanka

Education

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Connecticut

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