- Postdoctoral Associate
- PhD, Chemical Engineering, Imperial Col. London, 2018
- MEng, Chemical Engineering, Imperial Col. London, 2013
Dr. Liyanage is postdoctoral associate in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Before joining MIT, she received her Ph.D. and M.Eng in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London. In general, her research interests are continuum scale flow and transport in porous media. Previously, she worked with single phase systems to experimentally quantify flow dynamics. At MIT, she'll be shifting her focus to multiphase systems and working on experiments to investigate gravity fingering during water infiltration in soil.
R. Liyanage, J. Cen, S. Krevor, J.P. Crawshaw, R. Pini, 2019, "Multidimensional Observations of Dissolution-Driven Convection in Simple Porous Media Using X-ray CT Scanning", Transport in Porous Media, 126, 355 - 378
R. Liyanage, J. Crenshaw, S.C. Krevor, R. Pini, 2018, "3D imaging of the impact of continuous and discontinuous layered heterogeneity patterns on the process of convective dissolution", American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting