ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering

RHD Students

Matharage Darshana Anuradha Perera

RHD Students


  • 2011
    Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Award Winner
  • 2007
    Honours Degree of Bachelor of the Science of the Engineering Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka


  • 2008
    Civil Engineer, Saro Weerasuriya Associates
  • 2007
    External Lecturer, University of Vocational Technology

Research Interests

  • Soft soil engineering
  • Consolidation using vertical drains and vacuum preloading
  • Creep settlements


  • Professor Buddhima Indraratna
  • Dr Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn

Research topic

Evaluation and reduction of time dependent (creep) settlement of clay improved using PVD with vacuum preloading.

Research topic brief abstract

Aim of this research is to improve the existing knowledge of consolidation using vertical drains and vacuum preloading by incorporating the creep (long term settlement) parameters. When vertical drains and vacuum preloading is being used to improve the very soft natural soils and reclamation lands, the effects of creep settlement is expected to study in this research.