GSI Fellowship Status for 2021-22 Academic Year



Class 14


No. Name University Advisor(s) Research Topic
1-21 Mahmoud Ali

Queens University 

R. Kerry Rowe Performance of HDPE Geomembrane Extrusion Welds in MSW Leachate
2-21 Florian Christ Ruhr University 
Torsten Wichtmann Systematic Investigation of the Water Retention Behavior of Geosynthetic Clay Liners in Barrier Systems
3-21 Po-Chung Chuang NPUST 
Chiwan Wayne Hsieh Temperature Effect on In-plane Flow Rate Tests of Various Geosynthetics Drainage Products
4-21 Mostafa Ebrahimi Southern Illinois University Edwardsville USA Abdolreza Osouli Use of Geoelectrical Technique for Defect Detection of GCLs in the Landfill Areas
5-21 Bahia El Rafai,  Institute of Technology Sligo 
Patrick Naughton The Numerical Modeling of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil-Integrated Bridge Systems (GRS-IBS)
6-21 Sara Fayek  Missouri University of S&T  
Xiong Zhang Investigation of the Working Mechanism of Wicking Geotextiles Using Novel Fiber Optic Sensors
7-21 Li He  University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Guoping Zhang Enhancing Prefabricated Vertical Drains with Hybrid Functionalized Superhydrophilic and Superhydrophobic Coatings
8-21 Mian Huang University of Victoria 
Cheng Lin  Investigation into Geocell Reinforcement/Stabilization in Mitigating Freeze-Thaw Damages to Roads
9-21 Wei Huang Rutgers University 
Hao Wang Investigation of Geocell Reinforcement for Mechanical Performance Improvement of Porous Concrete Pavement
10-21 Jung Geun Hwang Columbia University 
Hoe I. Ling A Study on the Stress Distribution Characteristics of Ballast Reinforced by Geocell
11-21 Hao Liu University of Kansas 
Jie Han Lateral Earth Pressures behind Integral Bridge Abutments Considering Geosynthetic Reinforcements
12-21 Tavakoli Mehrjardi  RWTH Aachen University 
Raul Fuentes Creep and Interfacial Properties of Geotextiles Produced by Recycled PET
13-21  S.A.K.V.M. Piyathilake  Colorado State University  
Christopher A. Bareither Geosynthetic Clay Liner (GCL) Shear Dependence on Induced Stress, Elevated Temperature and Strong Chemical Solutions
14-21 Hamid Rostami Southern Illinois UniversityEdwardsville USA Abdolreza Osouli Evaluation of Geosynthetic Reinforcement Techniques for Buried Petroleum Pipelines Subjected to Earthquake Faulting
15-21 Pitak Ruttithivaphanich University of South Carolina  
Inthuorn Sasanakul Centrifuge modeling of Liquefaction Mitigation in Mine Waste Rock by Prefabricated Vertical Drains
16-21 Matheus Cardoso dos Santos  Federal University of Sao Carlos
Fernando H.M. Portelinha Development of Resilient Reinforced Soil Walls against Future Climate Changes Using Geosynthetics
17-21 Subramanian
University of Texas at Austin 
Jorge G. Zornberg Design of Geogrid Stabilized Road Bases Using a Mechanistic-Empirical Approach
18-21 Thandar Swe Technische Hochschule Georg Agricola Germany Frank Otto Assessing the Hydraulic Performance of Geosynthetic Clay Liner Overlaps with a New Developed Device for Manufacturing and Construction Quality Control
19-21 Mohsen Zafari Queens University 
R. Kerry Rowe
Fady B. Abdelaal
Effect of Different Functionalized External Layers on Stress Crack Resistance of Multi-Layered HDPE Geomembranes
20-21 Md. Wasif Zaman University of Kansas
Jie Han Effects of Moisture and Fine Contents on Wicking Geotextile-Soil Interface Strengths