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Lal Samarasekera

Associate Professor, Teaching, P.Eng


Civil Engineering


Dr. Lal Samarasekera received his M.Sc. at University of British Columbia and earned a PhD from the University of Alberta, where he used numerical modelling to analyze the behaviour of tunnels and other excavations.

Following his graduate research, Dr. Samarasekera worked as a researcher and instructor for over 20 years and then joined the industry. His area of specialization is in geotechnical engineering.

Prior to joining York University, Dr. Samarasekera had worked as a consultant for SNC Lavlin and Golder Associates. His primary interest is the use of technology in engineering education including web based teaching and learning.