Journal of Hydrogeology & Hydrologic EngineeringISSN: 2325-9647

Jay N. Meegoda

Editorial Board Member

Jay N. Meegoda, PhD
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

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Biography

Dr. Jay N. Meegoda is the director of Geotechnical Laboratory and a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He received his BS (Honors) from University of Sri Lanka and his M.S. and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis. He has been working as educator, consultant and researcher in engineering for over 30 years. He utilizes scientific concepts and engineering technologies in his research to provide solutions to real world problems. Dr. Meegoda has worked with state and local governments, and foreign governments to provide technical input for broad range of problems. He has many research collaborations with many nations spanning all five continents of the world. Dr Meegoda has worked on three major research areas. His primary research is in Mechanics of Geo-Environmental Engineering, which includes Engineering Properties of Contaminated Soils, Centrifugal Modeling of Contaminant Movement in Soils and Remediation of Contaminated Soils, Micro-mechanics of Soils, Reuse of Contaminated Soils, and Ultrasound. His second major research area is sustainable use of waste, which is still under the broad area of Geo-environmental Engineering, which includes His second major research area is sustainable use of waste, which is still under the broad area of Geo-environmental Engineering, which includes Modeling of Bio-reactor Landfill performance, Sustainable Waste Management and Construction use of waste. Recently Dr. Meegoda initiated his third research area, the sustainable infrastructure initiative, which includes Performance of pipes and development of next generation of pipes, Management of underground infrastructure and Pavement texture and snow/ice management to limit accidents. He has offered numerous short courses, and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at New Jersey Institute of Technology on Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. Dr. Meegoda as PI has successfully concluded several multidisciplinary research projects worth over $5M from agencies such as NSF, USEPA, US Army, FHWA, NJDOT and NJDEP that provided broader impact to the society. Some of those technologies are now extensively used while others are to be commercialized. He has published over 150 papers. He has one patent and applied for one provisional patent. He received the research implementation award from the New Jersey Department of Transportation in 2011 for his Culvert Information Management Research, the best theoretical paper award from the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE in May 2012 for his research collaboration with China and the best practice paper award from the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE in May 2001 for the paper describing the results of one USEPA SITE demonstration project. Dr. Meegoda currently serves Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, Editorial Board Member ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Springer Journal on Waste and Biomass Valorization and The Scientific World Journal,Guest editor, Journal of Hazardous Materials, special issue on ContaminatedDredged Sediments and Associate Editor of the 4th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development. He is a guest/research/visiting professor/scholar of six different universities. He has been invited to deliver keynote lectures and invited lectures in numerous events around theworld. At NJIT, He was instrumental in setting up the NJIT chapter of Engineers without Borders and is currently serving as the faculty advisor.

Research Interest

Dr. Jay N. Meegoda's research interests include:

  • Engineering Properties of Contaminated Soils
  • Centrifugal Modeling of Contaminant Transport
  • Micro-mechanics
  • Reuse of Contaminated Soils
  • Ultrasound Research
  • Underground Infrastructure Initiative

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