Awarding Great Work in Our Industry

At IGS North America, we take pride in our commitment to excellence and innovation in the geosynthetics industry.

IGS North America congratulates the winners of the 2022 awards for a new fellowship program. Jointly supported by the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), IGS North America, and ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics, the program is aimed at transitioning geosynthetics-related research to ASTM International standards and increasing student engagement in our professional organizations. These goals align with the combined missions of GSI, IGS-NA, and ASTM to develop and transfer knowledge, geosynthetic technologies, and testing standards to positively impact education, public health and safety, consumer confidence, and overall quality of life.

Han Wang, PhD Student

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

TOPIC: Effectiveness of Geosynthetics in Aggregate Stabilization – Evaluation using Bender Element Sensor Technology

Advisor: Dr. Erol Tutumluer

Md. Wasif Zaman, PhD student

University of Kansas

TOPIC: Measurement of Water Contact Angle on Geotextile to Evaluate Its Wettability Using ASTM D7334

Advisor: Dr. Jie Han

Mahmoud Ali, PhD student

Queen’s University (Kingston)

TOPIC: New Method to Predict HDPE Geomembrane ESCR Value

Advisors: Dr. Kerry Rowe & Dr. Fady B. Abdelaal

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The North American Geosynthetics Society

IGS North America, formerly known as NAGS (the North American Geosynthetics Society), was established as a Chapter of the IGS (International Geosynthetics Society) in 1988.

Our Team

2022 Award Winners

From left to right: Han Wang, Md. Wasif Zaman, and Mahmoud Ali

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