Profile of Suji Somasundaram, Ph.D.

PortraitSuji Somasundaram, Ph.D., PE, GE

Lecturer

5732 Boelter Hall
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1593

Phone: (949) 379-2465 Fax: (949) 379-2470

Education

Ph.D. (1986) Geotechnical Engineering, University of Arizona
M.Sc. (1981) Geotechnical Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
B.Sc. (1978) Civil Engineering, University of Sri Lanka, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Profile

As a practicing Geotechnical / Geoenvironmental Engineer, my work includes design of liners and covers for waste containment facilities, remediation of contaminated sites; evaluation and mitigation of landslides; design of foundations in difficult ground conditions; ground improvement; and liquefaction mitigation. My interests include modeling and analyses of unsaturated flow, geosynthetics, design of alternative covers and liners, seismic site response, and slope stability.