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Jay N. Meegoda, PhD, PE, is a professor and director of the Geotechnical Testing Laboratory in the department of civil and environmental engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. His research can be best described as the mechanics of geo-environmental engineering, where he utilizes scientific concepts and engineering technologies in real-world applications. He set up the centrifugal testing laboratory and the asphalt-testing laboratory for his research.

Meegoda is a co-principal investigator of a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) with a $1 million match from NJIT to establish a state-of-the-art geo-environmental lab. He was one of the main players in writing the proposal, set-up and extensive use of this NSF-sponsored NJIT state-of-the-art geo-environmental laboratory. Under the heading of mechanics of geo-environmental engineering, Meegoda´s research can be further subdivided into five main trust areas: engineering properties of contaminated soils; centrifugal modeling of contaminant transport; micro-mechanics; reuse of contaminated soils; ultrasound research; and underground Infrastructure Initiative.

Dr. Jay Meegoda
Professor of Civil Engineering
PhD in Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis
MS in Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis
BSC in Civil Engineering, University of Sri Lanka
Title Sponsor(s)
Draining Identification Analysis and Mapping, Phase 2-NJIT New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)
Optimum Fund Allocation to Rehabilitate Transportation Infrastructure Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA)