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GSI Fellowship Awards announced

October 1st, 2014 / By: / Updates

The GSI Board of Directors has made its selections for the GSI Fellowship Awards for academic year 2014-2015. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students researching geosynthetics. The following were selected from 12 new proposals and three renewals.

No. Name University Advisor Topic
1-14 Asli Yalcin Dayioglu University of Maryland Ahmet Aydilek Clogging behavior of
recycled concrete aggregate
in geotextile systems
2-14 Michelle (Mingyan) Deng Missouri University of Science and
Technology
Ronaldo Luna Reliability based optimization design of geosynthetics reinforced embankment slopes
3-14 Yonggui Xie Oregon State University Ben Leshchinsky MS wall abutments: An analytical solution for evaluating service
state deformations with geosynthetic reinforcement
Class 7(a)-1st year funding at $10,000 per student.
3-11 Felix Jacobs RWTH Aachen University Martin Ziegler Laboratory and numerical investigation of geogrid reinforced soil in biaxial compression tests
Class 5(c)-3rd year funding at $5,000 per student.

Requests for proposals (RFPs) for the eighth year of the program-academic year 2015-2016-will be announced this winter. To be eligible, students must focus on a geosynthetic topic, have passed their doctorial candidacy examination, and be recommended by their advisor.

Please contact Jamie Koerner at jrkoerner@verizon.net for additional information on the students and their respective projects or visit the GSI Fellowship Award Program web page for a complete history.

Bob Koerner, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, is director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute in Folsom, Pa., and is a member of Geosynthetics magazine’s Editorial Advisory Committee.
GSI: +1 610 522 8440

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