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Geosynthetic Institute announces Fellowship Awards

October 1st, 2013 / By: / 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 2014–2015, the 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 for doctoral students 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 visit GSI fellows for a complete history of the GSI fellowship program.

Bob Koerner, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, is the director emeritus of Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) and is a member of Geosynthetics magazine’s Editorial Advisory Committee. GSI: +1 610 522 8440, robert.koerner@coe.drexel.edu.

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