International Geosynthetics Society names study on geotextiles for soil reinforcement as Best Paper in 2021; paper published in 'Geotextiles and Geomembranes' journal was recognized for significant new insights it provided to the discipline

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AUSTIN, Texas , October 12, 2022 (press release) –

A paper on soil reinforcement geosynthetics has been named Best Paper in 2021 from the IGS journal Geotextiles and Geomembranes.

The winner, ‘Geosynthetic reinforcement stiffness for analytical and numerical modelling of reinforced soil structures’, co-authored by Richard Bathurst and Fahimeh Naftchali, was recognized for the significant new insights it provided to the discipline. The winning paper can be found in Geotextiles and Geomembranes issue 49(4): 921-940

Honorable mention was given to ‘Hydration/dehydration behaviour of geosynthetic clay liners in the Antarctic environment’ by Genaro Carnero-Guzman, Abdelmalek Bouazza, Will Gates, Kerry Rowe, and Rebecca McWatters. This paper can be found in issue 49(1): 196-209
This annual honor recognizes the best papers to feature in the IGS publication. Judged by the Associate Editors and Editorial Board, papers were considered for their contribution to geosynthetics in terms of providing substantial new insights and/or their high potential impact on the discipline. All Technical Articles were eligible, except those where the Editor was a corresponding author.

*Editor-in-chief Chungsik Yoo congratulated all the authors for their “very significant contribution to the geosynthetics discipline”.

Editor's Note: To read the winning paper, click here. To read the runner up, click here. Either paper may require payment or subscription to fully access.

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