Sonia Mayakaduwage

Dr Sonia Mayakaduwage

Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Biogeochemistry Research Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide. My main research expertise is in the areas of soil phosphorus, soil nutrient analysis, acid sulfate soils, and soil organic amendments. My current project work focusses on examining the effect of organic matter amendment on lime movement in acid soils. I also work on nutrient analysis in bushfire affected soils.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - 2020 PhD Candidate University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2021 Award University Doctoral Research Medal The University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Award Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence The University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 Award Presidential Award for Scientific Publications National Research Council Sri Lanka
    2017 Award Merit Award for Scientific Publications National Research Council Sri Lanka
    2017 Scholarship Adelaide Scholarships International Full Scholarship The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2017 - 2020 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2014 - 2016 University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka Mphil

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