Nazli Yesiller

 

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Nazli Yesiller

Research Scholar and Co-Director of the Global Waste Research Institute
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Email: nyesille@calpoly.edu 

 

 

Education

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering , Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1989
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1991
  • Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1994

Interests

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Waste Management
  • Properties and Engineering Behavior of Different Types of Wastes
  • Landfills
  • Containment Materials and Facilities
  • GCLs and Geomembranes
  • Air Emissions
  • Beneficial Reuse of Wastes and Byproducts in Civil Engineering Applications
  • Disaster Debris and Wastes
  • Nondestructive Testing

Awards

  • Outstanding Reviewer, Waste Management Journal (2017)
  • ASTM D18 Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award for “D8038-16 - Standard Practice for Reclamation of Recycled Aggregate Base (RAB) Material” (2017)
  • ASTM D18 Special Service Award (2017)
  • Best Theme Paper (Geosynthetics Development), 7th International Conference on Environmental Geotechnics, ICEG: Jim Hanson, Nazli Yesiller, Christopher Ethier, and Taki Chrysovergis, “Bentonite Extrusion from GCLs as a Function of Moisture Content, Stress Application, and Temperature,” Proceedings, 7th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, p. 512-519. (2014)
  • ASTM D18 Special Service Award (2013)
  • ASTM D18 Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award for “D7760 - Standard Test Method for Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity of Tire-Derived Aggregates Using A Rigid-Wall Permeameter” (2013)
  • ASTM D18 Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award for “D4829 - Standard Test Method for Expansion Index of Soils - Revision” (2008)
  • ASTM D18 Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award for “D7100 - Standard Test Method for Hydraulic Conductivity Compatibility Testing of Soils with Aqueous Solutions” (2006)
  • Geotechnical Testing Journal Practical Paper of the Year, “Determination of Surface and Thickness Characteristics of Textured Geomembranes Using Image Analysis, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 275-287” (2005)
  • ASTM D35: New Standard Development Award for “D7006 - Standard Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of Geomembranes” (2004)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, “Nondestructive Evaluation of Geomembranes” (1997-2001)

Affiliations

  • American Society for Testing and Materials
  • American Society for Civil Engineers
  • National Research Council
  • The United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research
  • Transportation Research Board
  • Global Waste Management Symposium
  • Solid Waste Association of North America

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