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5 Questions with IGS Council Candidate Jacques Côté

Jacques Côté is the founder and serves as Chairman of the Board at Solmax, the largest geosynthetics manufacturing group in the world. Mr. Côté helped establish the IGS Foundation in 2019 and currently  is running for a new, full four-year term on the Council now. IGS North...
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5 Questions with IGS Council Candidate Erol Tutumluer

Erol Tutumluer, Ph.D., is the Abel Bliss Professor in Engineering, Director of International Programs, and Paul Fraser Kent Faculty Scholar at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Transportation Geotechnics journal and for the past two...
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5 Questions with IGS Council Candidate John McCartney

John McCartney, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE is Professor and Department Chair at the University of California – San Diego, Department of Structural Engineering. He is a former President of the North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society and is now running for IGS...
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5 Questions with IGS VP Candidate Jie Han

Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, is the Glenn L. Parker Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Kansas and a long-time member and supporter of IGS North America (IGS-NA). IGS-NA group manager Chris Kelsey interviewed Prof. Han by email regarding his candidacy for...
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IGS-NA Awarded 13th International Conference on Geosynthetics

Every four years, the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) convenes the International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG). The ICG is a major technical and commercial exchange in the geotechnical engineering field, drawing leading practitioners, producers, and researchers from...
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How the Testing Innovation Fellowship Works

By Kristin Sample-Lord, PhD, PE — The year 2022 began with a transformative start for the geosynthetics community. The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetic Society (IGS-NA) joined forces with the ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics and the...
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Testing Innovation Fellowship Program – Call for Applications

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new student fellowship program aimed at transitioning geosynthetics-related research to ASTM International (ASTM) standards and increasing student engagement in our professional organizations. The fellowship program will be jointly...
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Our Chapter Involvement in Tailings and Mine Waste 2020

Tailings and Mine Waste 2020 went virtual this year and drew a huge crowd to all of the sessions.  The IGS-NA chapter is proud to be a supporting organization of this annual event that alternates between Keystone, Colorado, Banff, Alberta Canada and Vancouver, British...
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Call for Nominations – IGS North America Board of Directors

We are excited to call for nominations for candidates stand for election to serve on the next IGS-NA Board (2021-23). The Mission of IGS-NA is to provide leadership in advancing geosynthetics education and research to attain their appropriate and widespread use as engineering...
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