is Professor with the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University, Victoria, Australia. His expertise is in the areas of Geotechnical, Geoenvironmental and Geo-infrastructure Engineering. He received his Bachelor degree from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 1983 and PhD degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Monash University in 1989. He has published over 200 technical papers on a diverse range of topics. He has attracted over 3 million dollars in external and internal research grants, during his 10 year tenure as an academic. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer in Australia and is a Fellow of Engineers Australia. His current research interests include; advanced condition assessment and pipe failure prediction, stabilisation of soils and rocks for road pavements, geomechanics featuring soil suction, evaporation and cracking of soils, CO2 sequestration and numerical modelling.