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GMA announces 2021–2023 Koerner Awardee and Lecturer

August 12th, 2020 / By: / Industry News

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has just announced the 2021–2023 Koerner Awardee and Lecturer, Dr. Jie Han, Ph.D., PE, F.ASCE. Dr. Han is the Glenn L. Parker Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, and has been an active member of the geosynthetics community for many years. 

He becomes the third recipient of the award named in honor of Dr. Robert M. Koerner. “I am very honored to be selected for the 2021–2023 Koerner Awardee and Lecturer. I am humbled to accept this award. Prof. Bob Koerner was one of my most respected educators, researchers and engineers in our field. He has been my role model to follow for many years.” Dr. Han said graciously in his acceptance. 

Dr. Han will follow the 2017 Inaugural winner, Dr. George Koerner and the second awardee Dr. Barry Christopher in 2019. As the award winner, Dr. Han will present the keynote lecture at Geosynthetics Conference 2021, taking place Feb. 21–24, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo., and will repeat the lecture at three additional geosynthetic conferences during 2021–2023.