Geotechnical Society of Edmonton

Morgenstern Student Award

In 1989, the GSE introduced the GSE Graduate Student Award, which is presently known as N.R. Morgenstern Student Award since 1999. The award is given to the graduate student who submits the best paper as selected by the professors in the Geotechnical Division of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta. Along with the monetary award and a certificate, the award winners are invited to present their paper to the general membership at a wine and cheese reception, held in the University of Alberta Faculty Club in the early fall. The wine and cheese meeting is the September meeting where the N.R. Morgenstern Graduate Student Award winner from the previous spring gives a presentation to the group. A poster session by other graduate students is also held at the reception, to allow the representatives from industry to meet and discuss current research projects with the students.

Year Winners Topic
2017 Kirk Scanlan Evaluating the Spatial Association between Degraded Ballast and Increased Track Geometry Variability
2016 Courtney Mulhall Large-scale Laboratory Testing of Tie Lateral Resistance in Two Ballast Materials
2015 Ahlam Abdulnabi Prediction of Rainfall Runoff for Mine Waste Cover Systems
2014 Alma Ornés Discontinuum Modelling of Vuggy Carbonates
2013 Daniel Meles  
2012 Kateri Adamczak  
2011 Renato Macciotta  
2010 David Elwood  
2009 Silawat Jeeravipoolvarn  
2008 Nicholas Beier  
2007 Seyyed Moussavi Nik  
2006 Moh'd Alostaz  
2005 Saman Zarnani  
2004 Amanda Willoughby  
2003 Salina Yong  
2002 Tamer Elkateb Geostatistical Analysis
2001 Not Awarded  
2000 Scott Andrew Gillis  
1999 Diane Zhang Screw Piles - Field Testing and Design
1998 Hassan El-Ramly Risk Based Assessment for Slope Stability
1997 Junli Bai Numerical Analysis of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
1996 Gord McKenna Forty - Four Block Slides at Syncrude
1995 Richard Stahl Air Sparging
1994 Mohamed Monier Morsy Effective stress modeling of creep behaviour of clay
1993 Richard Dawson  
1992 Bill Liu Performance of the Devon Geogrid Fill
1991 Not Awarded  
1990 Rick Chalaturnyk  
1989 Kevin Biggar Recent Developments in Pile Design in Saline Paermafrost and Frozen Rock