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
|1-13||Jongwan Eun||University of Wisconsin||Craig Benson||Transport parameters in co-extruded geomembrane containing ethylene
|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
|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
|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.