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Fellowship awards from the Geosynthetic Institute

News | August 2, 2016 | By:

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), with the guidance of its Board of Directors, has named its fellowship award selections for the 2016–2017 academic year. The program recognizes and supports outstanding students from around the world who are studying geosynthetics. The GSI fellowship program for this year continues to include candidates pursuing a master’s degree, as well as a doctoral degrees. The amount for each fellowship recipient is $5,000. The nine recipients for the 2016–2017 GSI Fellowship awards are:


No. Name School Advisor Topic
1-16 Abbaspour, Aiyoub George Mason University Burak Tanyu Clogging evaluation of drainage geotextiles using recycled concrete aggregate
2-16 Ekici, Anil Middle East Technical University Nejan Huvaj Interaction of marginal fills and geogrids for walls and slopes
3-16 Guo, Jun University of Kansas Jie Han Soil column tests to evaluate wicking geotextile to remove water
4-16 Haselton, Henry Montana State University Steve Perkins Biaxial response of geosynthetics
5-16 Kermani, Behnoud Penn State University Ming Xiao Geotextile separation preventing particle movement into pavements due to cyclic loading
6-16 Maddah, Layal Texas A&M Jean-Louis Briaud MSE Walls subjected to vehicle impact on roadside barrier systems
7-16 Morsy, Amr University of Texas Jorge Zornberg Composite behavior of geosynthetic reinforced structures
8-16 Yilmaz, Mehmet University of Wisconsin James Tinjum and Craig Benson Co-extruded EVOH geomembrane covers to avoidlLandfill gas emissions
9-16 Zheng, Yewei University of California San Diego Patrick Fox GRS abutments with bridge superstructure under seismic loading

For more information about GSI’s annual fellowship awards. contact Jamie Koerner at the Geosynthetic Institute:

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