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GSI Fellowship Awards announced

News | October 1, 2014 | By:

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
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 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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