Jayamali Maha Kumarage

Program: Ph.D.  Earth Sciences (Geology) 

Thesis title: Mineralogy and Sedimentology of Placer Sapphire Deposits in Sri Lanka

Supervisor: Dr. Philippe Belley and Dr. Dave Lowe

About me: I received my first degree in Geology from the Faculty of Science at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka. In addition, I have Master's degrees in GIS and Remote Sensing from the same university‚Äôs Postgraduate Institute of Science from 2014, and a second Master's degree in Gemmology and Industrial Minerals from 2022. In addition to my academic credentials, I have over 14 years of field geology expertise. Aside from that, I have around 15 research publications and two books.