Congratulations to our 2018 Civil Engineering Alumnus of the Year
The winner of the 2018 Monash Department of Civil Engineering Alumnus of the Year Award is Dr Dasarath (Jaya) Jayasuriya.
Jaya is currently the General Manager of Public Safety at the Bureau of Meteorology, Australia’s national weather, climate and water agency. His portfolio covers all natural disasters except earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Jaya is responsible for policy, forecasting and warning for natural hazards such as riverine flooding, tropical cyclones, bushfires, heatwaves and severe weather. Forecasting of emerging threats, such as thunderstorm asthma, also fall within his portfolio.