Dr Dilan Robert is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering at RMIT University. He obtained his BSc (hons) from University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka and PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK. Prior to his position at RMIT, he has worked 2 years as an Industry Engineer in the UK and 2 years at Monash University, Australia as a research fellow. He has published more than 80 journal and conference papers in the field of civil infrastructure engineering. His current research activities are road pavements, onshore/offshore pipelines, unsaturated soils and soil stabilization.