The 2020–21 Geosynthetics Institute (GSI) Fellowship proposals have been reviewed by Dr. George Koerner, Dr. Grace Hsuan and the GSI Board of Advisors (BOA). GSI is pleased to announce that the recipients of this year’s $5,000 awards have been chosen. As in previous years, the candidate must be either pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in engineering with a geosynthetic focus to be considered for a GSI Fellowship Award.
The 10 recipients for the 2020–21 GSI Fellowship Award are as follows:
|Name||University Name||Advisor||Research Topic|
|Eirini Christoforidou||Purdue University||Antonio Bobet||Improved Understanding of Load and Displacement Transfer Mechanisms between Geocell and Fill in Flexible Pavements|
|Kazi Moinul Islam||University of South Carolina||Sarah Gassman||Numerical Modeling of Flexible Pavement with Geogrid Reinforcement|
|Mingu Kang||University of Illinois||Erol Tutumluer||Quantification of the Effect and Range of Geogrid Stabilization using Bender Element Field Sensors|
|Pourya Kargar||Southern Illinois University Edwardsville||Abdolreza Osouli||Investigating Seismic Response of Geocell Reinforced Retaining Walls with Low Plasticity Backfills Using Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis|
|Sina Nassiri||University of Akron||Nariman Mahabadi||Bifunctional Intelligent Geogrids for Soil Stabilization and Performance Modeling|
|Md. Fazle Rabbi||Oklahoma State University||Debakanta Mishra||Effect of Geosynthetic Reinforcement on Compaction Behavior of Open-Graded Aggregate Courses|
|Debojit Sarker||Louisiana Tech University||Jay X. Wang||Development of a Simple and Implementable Method for Analyzing Geosynthetic Reinforced Pavement on Expansive Soils|
|Subramanian Sankaranarayanan||University of Texas||Jorge Zornberg||Mechanisms of Geogrid Stabilization of Road Bases Under Reduced Scale Accelerated Pavement Testing|
|Dongfang Wang||University of Massachusetts Amherst||Guoping Zhang||Viable Geomembrane Sealants and Adhesives Enhanced by Super Hydrophobic Additives|
|David Allen Young||University of South Florida||Yogi Goswami||Geosynthetic Based Foundation and Mounting Structure for PV System; and Radiative Cooling Thick Film for Enhanced Geosynthetic Performance|
Contact Jamie@geosynthetic-institute.org for more information.