A new student from Sri Lanka has arrived!


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Dilan Ratnayake has recently joined our team as doctoral student after completing an undergraduate in majoring Geology, Chemistry and Physics at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka. Dilan has undertaken research in metamorphic petrology during his undergraduate period and the title of the B.Sc. thesis is “P-T-t Evolution of Pelitic and Mafic Rocks Around Delpitiya, in the Highland Complex, Sri Lanka”. And this study was focused on deciphering the P-t conditions based upon reaction textures in above mentioned area.

Dilan Ratnayake has joined the team with the aim of discovering the biotic and abiotic elemental fractionation process of primordial earth. To achieve this task, he will focus on non-traditional stable isotopes of transition metals such as Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn & Mo and will develop analytical methods for high precision. These investigations are important in revealing oxidation process in early earth as well as for the discoveries in evolution of life.