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GSI awards 2018–19 fellowships

GSI News, News | August 7, 2018 | By:

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), with the guidance of the GSI board of advisors, has awarded GSI fellowships for the 2018–19 academic year. The program recognizes and supports outstanding students worldwide studying geosynthetics. The GSI fellowship program includes candidates pursuing master’s degrees or doctoral degrees. The amount awarded to each fellowship recipient is $5,000.

The fourteen recipients for the 2018–19 GSI Fellowship awards are:


Alla Alsharabaili, Univ. of South Carolina

Advisor: Charles Pierce

Strain hardening method to evaluate the crack resistance of virgin and aged geomembranes


Nuzhath Faterna, Syracuse Univ.

Advisor: Shobha Bhatia

Role of geotextiles in dewatering tests


Anahita Goudarzi, Texas A&M Univ.

Advisor: Jean-Louis Briaud

Experimental and numerical simulation of geosynthetic reinforcement soil interaction


Sangy Hanumasagar, Georgia Tech

Advisor: David Frost

Experimental and numerical evaluation of lateral confinement of aggregates in geogrid stabilized flexible pavements


Conor McCafferty, Drexel Univ.

Advisor: Grace Hsuan

Numerical modeling to simulate dewatering process of GT tubes filled with fine-grained slurries


Anna Norris, Colorado State Univ.

Advisor: Joseph Scalia

Indicator parameter test development for screening the hydraulic compatibility of enhanced bentonites


Seyed Rahmaninezhad, Univ. of Kansas

Advisor: Jie Han

Bearing capacity and deformation of GS walls with flexible facing subjected to footing loads


Sung Ryoo, Univ. of Maryland

Advisor: Ahmet Aydilek

Hydraulic compatibility of GT compost systems in landfill covers


Bahman Sheikh, Pennsylvania State Univ.

Advisor: Tong Qiu

Breakwater design guidelines for geotextile tube applications


Mosta Thabo, National Pingtung Univ.

Advisor: Wayne Hsieh

Effects of grass and rolled erosion control products at different growth stages on the Manning’s coefficient in channel flow


Saad Ullah, George Mason Univ.

Advisor: Burak Tanyu

Experimental methodology to evaluate long-term performance of GT to minimize the migration of soft clay into highway base courses


Dongfang Wang, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst

Advisor: Guoping Zhang

Improvement of GCLs with super hydrophobic hybrid organic-inorganic polymeric powder


Jason Wright, Univ. of Georgia

Advisor: Sonny Kim

Utilization of accelerated pavement layers due to use of GS materials


Xiaolong Xia, Univ. of Missouri

Advisor: Xiong Zhang

Photogrammetric method to measure 3D full field displacement of GS during the tensile test


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