The North American Chapter of the
International Geosynthetics Society

Awards

2022 Testing Innovation Fellowship Program Award Winners

IGS North America congratulates the winners of 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 to 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
    Advisor: Dr. Kerry Rowe

The 2022 Award Winners

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