Profile of Suji Somasundaram, Ph.D.

PortraitSuji Somasundaram, Ph.D., PE, GE


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


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


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.