Professor in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University

Dr. Sam Ariaratnam

Dr. Samuel T. Ariaratnam is a Professor and Construction Engineering Program Chair at Arizona State University with over 20 years of experience in trenchless pipeline engineering research and education.  He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He has published over 300 technical papers and reports and is a co-holder of five patents. Dr. Ariaratnam has received numerous awards including the 2012 North American Trenchless Technology Person of the Year. Additionally, he has received recognition from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), where he received both the John O. Bickel Award and the Arthur M. Wellington Prize and was elected as a Fellow in 2015.  Dr. Ariaratnam served as Chairman of the International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT) from 2010-2013 and Chair of the ASCE Pipelines Division Executive Committee from 2017-2018.  He is a member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the U.S. National Academy of Construction.

Sam teaches our Trenchless Technology Short Course, Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Course and our Pipe Bursting Course.


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