SEAGS-AGSSEA Journal Editor June 2019

Dr. Jey K. Jeyapalan Jeyapalan graduated from the University of Sri Lanka with first class honors in Civil Engineering; from Monash University with a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics; and from the University of California at Berkeley with masters and doctoral degrees in geotechnical engineering with minors in structural engineering and engineering mechanics. He also was an engineering professor in USA and Germany. He is a renowned global water, wastewater, desalination, oil and gas industry expert with over 40 years of experience in pipeline design, market positioning of new technologies, construction methods, trenchless technology, pipeline integrity assessment and rehabilitation, telecommunications, underground utilities and structures, hydropower penstocks and tunnels up to 14.6 m. in diameter, industry standards, codes and regulations, and sharing rights-of-way of existing pipelines to house optical fiber networks and other cables. Dr. Jeyapalan developed the techniques for evaluating the potential of flow failures and for preparing inundation maps for mine tailings impoundments in 1979 and these tools are still the state-of-the- art used by mining companies and regulatory agencies for selection of suitable sites for mine tailings disposal around the globe. Dr. Jeyapalan has worked as an expert witness on numerous lawsuits and claims for failures of pipelines made of clay, concrete, steel, ductile iron, plastics, and composites and underground cables. Dr. Jeyapalan has completed over 400 projects in Algeria, Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, theNetherlands, Oman, Pakistan, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Dr. Jeyapalan’s writings on pipelines, cables, sharing rights of way, and underground structures are used widely in engineering practice. He is the author of the 400+ page authoritative book “Advances in Underground Pipeline Design, Construction and Management,” where he has shared his practical lessons with readers. He chaired the Executive Committee of the Pipeline Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the 1st and 2nd International Conferences on Advances in Underground Pipeline Engineering sponsored by the ASCE. Dr. Jeyapalan was the founding chair of the ASTM International Committee F-36, writing global standards on the last mile technologies, FTTX, underground utilities, cables, asset management, etc. He served on numerous other pipe and cable related standard writing bodies, technical committees and working groups within ASTM, AWWA, ASCE, Cigre’, and IEEE. He is the author of over 200 papers and has taught over 100 seminars on underground pipelines and cables to engineers and contractors worldwide and is a registered professional engineer.