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Samuel Ariaratnam

Samuel Ariaratnam

Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

ariaratnam@asu.edu

School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Arizona State University
PO Box 873005
Tempe, AZ 85287-3005

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Biography

Dr. Samuel T. Ariaratnam is a Professor and Construction Engineering Program Chair in the School of Sustainable Engineering & the Built Environment at Arizona State University. His teaching and research interests are in the area of Underground Infrastructure Management and Rehabilitation, with a particular focus on trenchless engineering applications of horizontal directional drilling, trenchless pipe replacement, and underground utility asset management. He has published over 250 technical papers in refereed journals and conferences, has co-authored eight textbooks, and is a co-holder of four patents. Dr. Ariaratnam has received multiple awards including the prestigious John O. Bickel and Arthur M. Wellington Awards from the American Society of Civil Engineers; the Young Civil Engineer Achievement Award from the University of Illinois, and an award of recognition from Halliburton Energy Services for "contributions to underground technology". In 2006, he was named to the Phoenix Business Journal's “Forty under 40” list and in 2012 was named the North American Trenchless Technology Person of the Year.  Dr. Ariaratnam received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a registered professional engineer in Arizona and Ontario (Canada).

Education

  • PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Ilinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994
  • MS, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1991
  • BASci, Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1989

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