Introduction to Geosynthetic Engineering

by Prof. Dr. HAN-YONG JEON, Inha University, Korea

Introduction to Geosynthetic Engineering


Prof. Dr. HAN-YONG JEON, Inha University, Korea

Sponsored By: 

  1. Geo-Institute of ASCE
  2. Geosynthetics Institute (GI)
  3. International Geosynthetics Society, (IGS)
  4. International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)
  5. Transportation Research Board, USA (TRB)


Geosynthetics are being used extensively worldwide as they offer the most efficient, cost-effective, environmentally friendly solutions to many civil, mining, agricultural and aquacultural engineering problems in a sustainable manner. Rational design methods, based on sound concepts and standardised test techniques for determining the technical properties of geosynthetics, are now available, thus placing the geosynthetics on a firm base. This interactive course provides a comprehensive introduction to geosynthetics and their field applications, called the geosynthetic engineering.


Learning objectives

Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:

  1. Types and functions of geosynthetics for their serviceability in field application
  2. select the correct geosynthetics for a specific application
  3. recommend the type of test on geosynthetics required in a specific field application
  4. develop the general guidelines for geosynthetic installation, and
  5. locate the references and resources on geosynthetics and their applications

Who should attend?

This course is ideal for those involved in the specification, analysis, design, construction, and/or study of geosynthetic-related projects. The participants may include the following from the areas of civil, mining, agricultural and aquacultural engineering:

  1. Senior undergraduate and postgraduate students
  2. Research candidates
  3. Practising engineers
  4. Specialised contractors
  5. Project managers
  6. Land developers

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Biographical profile

Dr. Han-Yong Jeon is a Prof. of Inha University, Incheon, Korea(Rep.). and a geosynthetics/technical organic materials researcher. He was the 32nd President of Korean Fiber Society (2014~2015) and the 6th President of Korean Geosynthetics Society (2011~2013). He has published more than 890 proceedings and abstracts in domestic and international conferences. His research is focused on the Manufacturing, Application and Evaluation of Technical Organic Materials/ Manufacturing, Evaluation, Standardization & Regulation of Geosynthetics/Environmental and Structural Polymeric Composites etc. He wrote 21 texts including 'GEOSYNTHETICS’ and also published 149 papers in domestic & international journals. He has awards of Marquis Who'sWho-Science and Engineering in 2003~2018 and also, he got the 33rd Academy Award of Korean Fiber Society in 2006 and “Excellent Paper Award of 2012” by The Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies etc.