Distinguished Professor Buddhima Indraratna is a Civil Engineering graduate from Imperial College, London and obtained his PhD from the University of Alberta in 1987.
He is a Research director of the ITTC-Rail Centre within the University of Wollongong, Australia. Professor Indraratna pioneered the fields of modern railway geomechanics and soil improvement in the early 1990s and brought Australia to the top of the world stage in these fields within a decade. His significant contributions to railway engineering have been acknowledged through numerous national and international awards.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers and Fellow of Institution of Engineers Australia.