Underground Infrastructure Initiative

Dr. Meegoda joined with two other faculty members to initiate the Underground Infrastructure Research Initiative at NJIT. This research is a logical continuation of his MS and doctoral research at University of California. Currently he is conducting a study entitled research, development, demonstration and validation of intelligent systems for conveyance and storage infrastructure under the sponsorship of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Industrial Ecology Center. Based on that research he developed spin-off project titled "A Composite Smart Pipe based on Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Technology for Drinking water and Wastewater Distribution Systems". Dr. Meegoda recently submitted a proposal entitled "A Composite Pipe for Drinking Water Distribution Systems" to National Science Foundation.


Funding: U.S. Army Industrial Ecology Center/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "Research, Development, Demonstration and Validation of Intelligent Systems for Conveyance and Storage Infrastructure" May 2001- November 2002, $86,400, PIs: T. Juliano and J. Meegoda

US Department of Transportation/New Jersey Department of Transportation, "Corrugated Steel Culvert Pipe Deterioration," January 2003-December 2004, $214,614 PIs: J. Meegoda and T. Juliano 


"Intelligent Systems for Conveyance and Storage Infrastructure," paper to be presented at the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers - SPIE International Symposium on Environmental and Industrial Sensing in Boston, MA on Nov. 1, 2001, and published in the Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 4576 - Advanced Environmental Sensing Technology II, Co-author T. Juliano

"Inspection, Cleaning, Condition Assessment and Prediction of Remaining Service Life of CSCPs," Jay N. Meegoda, Thomas M. Juliano, Gbolagade M. Ayoola and Sunil Dhar, Paper No. 04-4426, 83rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January 2004.

"A Methodology to Predict the Remaining Service Life of CSCPSs," Jay N. Meegoda, Thomas M. Juliano, Mutiu G. Ayoola and Sunil Dhar, Paper No. 10.14 Proceedings: Fifth International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, New York, NY, April 2004.

Juliano, T., Meegoda, J. N. and Watts, D. J., "Advanced Leak Detection and Location Research: Extending the SERDP-funded Technical Base," Report on Research Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through Northeast Hazardous Substance Research Center (NHSRC), September, 2003.