PhD Postgrad Intro – Dharshika Welikala

Dharshika Welikala – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Soil Science

Dharshika Welikala is currently studying for her PhD in the field of Soil Science at Lincoln University. Dr Niklas Lehto is supervising this research.

“Hi, I’m Dharshika Welikala from Sri Lanka. I’m a Chemistry (hons) graduate from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. As I was an undergraduate I was interested doing my PhD in the field of environmental chemistry.
My passion for soil science started as I got to know about Dr. Niklas Lehtos and his research interests on “use of diffusive gradient thin films for understanding the bioavailability of trace metals”. I have found that my knowledge of chemistry is useful as a base to build new ideas in this field, while I enhance my knowledge and interest in soil science.
Currently I’m doing my PhD on “Trace metal Speciation in soils and aquatic environment”. It’s really exciting to work in this field.”

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I am a Soil Science PhD student at Lincoln University, New Zealand.

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