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Geosynthetic Institute announces Fellowship Awards

July 29th, 2013 / By: / Industry News, Updates

Four recipients for the 2013–2014 academic year

The GSI Board of Directors has made its selections for the 2013–2014 GSI Fellowship Awards. This program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are studying geosynthetics.

Requests for proposals (RFPs) for the 2014–2015 seventh year of the program will be announced this winter. To be eligible, students must focus on a geosynthetic topic, have passed their candidacy examination, and be recommended by their advisor.

The recipients for the 2013–2014 GSI Fellowship Awards are:

Class 6(a)—1st year funding at $10,000 per student

No. Name University Advisor Topic
1-13 Jongwan Eun University of Wisconsin Craig Benson Transport parameters in co-extruded geomembrane containing ethylene
vinyl-alcohol
2-13 Yu Qian University of Illinois Erol Tutumluer Geogrid-ballast interaction and geogrid application in railroad reinforcement using image-aided discrete element method

Class 5(b)—2nd year funding at $5,000 per student

No. Name University Advisor Topic
2-12 Xunchang Fei University of Michigan Dimitrios Zekkos Impact of municipal solid waste biodegradation on separator geotextile

Class 4(c)—3rd year funding at $5,000 per student

No. Name University Advisor Topic
3-11 Felix Jacobs RWTH Aachen University Martin Ziegler Large-scale biaxial compression testing of geogrid-reinforced soil

Please contact Jamie Koerner for additional information on the students and their respective projects; or www.geosynthetic-institute.org/gsifellows.htm for a complete history of the GSI fellowship program.

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