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The Geosynthetic Institute announces 2017–18 fellowships

News | August 15, 2017 | By:

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), with the guidance of the GSI board of directors, announced their fellowship awards for the 2017–18 academic year. The program recognizes and supports outstanding students from around the world studying geosynthetics. The GSI fellowship program includes candidates pursuing a master’s degree or a doctoral degree. The amount for each fellowship recipient is $5,000. The eleven recipients for the 2017–18 GSI Fellowship awards are as follows:


Cengiz, Cihan Boğaziçi University Istanbul, Turkey Erol Guler Seismic behavior of soft clay foundations under embankments using geosynthetic encased columns
Dutta, Susom University of Massachusetts,

Lowell, Mass.

Pradeep Kurup Novel geotextiles for energy harvesting
Kermani, Behnoud Pennsylvania State University

University Park, Pa.

Ming Xiao Numerical investigation on the effectiveness and durability of geotextiles against migration of subgrade soil to overlying granular layer in pavement systems
Lieske, Wolfgang Ruhr-Universität

Bochum, Germany

Tom Schanz Polymer-modified bentonite for the application in geosynthetic clay liners (GCL)
Lin, Chuang Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rollo, Mo.

Xiong Zhang Analyzation of wicking fabrics used to remove capillary water in road embankments
Morsy, Mohamed Queen’s University

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Kerry Rowe Selection of a realistic and representative stress crack resistance for use in design
Robey, Nicole University of Florida

Gainesville, Fla.

Tim Townsend Landfill EGS wind uplift research: complementary field and wind tunnel assessments
Vahidi, Siavash Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pa.

Grace Hsuan Evaluation of wrinkle induced strains in geomembranes using a finite element method (FEM)
Valente, Rodrigo Borela Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Ga.

David Frost Numerical modeling of aggregate-geogrid composite behavior for multiaxial geogrids in pavement applications
Wang, Dongfang University of Massachusetts

Amherst, Mass.

Guoping Zhang Enhancement of geosynthetics with ultra-hydrophobic and long-lasting organogeopolymers
Williams, Thomas University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Va.

Craig Benson Protecting geosynthetic in liner systems from atmospheric exposure by utilizing a surcharge layer

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