Dr. 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 pipeline 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 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, the Netherlands, 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 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 serves 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 150 papers and has taught over 100 seminars on underground pipelines and cables to over 5,000 engineers and contractors worldwide. He is a registered professional engineer.