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