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GSI announces GSI Fellowship awardees

Awards | September 29, 2020 | By:

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:

NameUniversity NameAdvisorResearch Topic
Eirini ChristoforidouPurdue UniversityAntonio BobetImproved Understanding of Load and Displacement Transfer Mechanisms between Geocell and Fill in Flexible Pavements
Kazi Moinul IslamUniversity of South CarolinaSarah GassmanNumerical Modeling of Flexible Pavement with Geogrid Reinforcement
Mingu KangUniversity of IllinoisErol TutumluerQuantification of the Effect and Range of Geogrid Stabilization using Bender Element Field Sensors
Pourya KargarSouthern Illinois University EdwardsvilleAbdolreza OsouliInvestigating Seismic Response of Geocell Reinforced Retaining Walls with Low Plasticity Backfills Using Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis
Sina NassiriUniversity of AkronNariman MahabadiBifunctional Intelligent Geogrids for Soil Stabilization and Performance Modeling
Md. Fazle RabbiOklahoma State UniversityDebakanta MishraEffect of Geosynthetic Reinforcement on Compaction Behavior of Open-Graded Aggregate Courses
Debojit SarkerLouisiana Tech UniversityJay X. WangDevelopment of a Simple and Implementable Method for Analyzing Geosynthetic Reinforced Pavement on Expansive Soils
Subramanian SankaranarayananUniversity of TexasJorge ZornbergMechanisms of Geogrid Stabilization of Road Bases Under Reduced Scale Accelerated Pavement Testing
Dongfang WangUniversity of Massachusetts AmherstGuoping ZhangViable Geomembrane Sealants and Adhesives Enhanced by Super Hydrophobic Additives
David Allen YoungUniversity of South FloridaYogi GoswamiGeosynthetic Based Foundation and Mounting Structure for PV System; and Radiative Cooling Thick Film for Enhanced Geosynthetic Performance

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