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EDITORIAL
My journey along the
'Geosynthetics Superhighway'
I
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've been on a fascinating ride over the last five years during which I have
edited and written for Geosynthetics magazine. I began work as the editor
of the magazine on March 1, 2017, and less than two weeks later, I traveled to
my first geosynthetics-related conference, Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, March
12-15, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. I remember sitting in on multiple technical sessions
and plenary lectures with a distinct cluelessness about what I was hearing.
Thankfully, the magazine's previous editor, Ron Bygness, who had edited the
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magazine for 11 years and was retiring, stayed on to help me learn the ropes for
four months after I started. He was there in Orlando, and I recall being reassured
when a particular unnamed geosynthetics expert pitched an idea for a feature to
Ron. After the expert left, I asked Ron what the heck the expert was proposing,
and Ron said he had no idea, but he would decide later when the expert communicated
with him whether the idea would work for the magazine. This little bit
of honesty and humility from Ron allowed me to take a lot of pressure off myself,
as I realized it likely would take quite a while for me to get my mind around
geosynthetics. I also realized that there would be some things that I would never
fully understand, as I am a publishing professional, not a geotechnical engineer.
Luckily, the small geosynthetics community extended an enormous
amount of help to me, and perhaps 100 writers (usually civil engineers)
over the years have worked with me to publish interesting and innovative
geosynthetics content. It seems clear to me that my employer, the Industrial
Fabrics Association International (IFAI), appreciated what I was doing with
the magazine. In 2018, IFAI promoted me to senior editor.
During my time as editor of Geosynthetics, I interviewed a sitting member
of the U.S. House of Representatives (Bruce Westerman, R-Ark.); interviewed
two Koerner Award and Lecture Series honorees (Barry Christopher and Jie
Han); purposely published the work of many women geotechnical engineers;
aided in the planning for multiple Geosynthetics Conferences; and traveled as
far afield as Beijing, China, and Seoul, South Korea, in search of geosynthetics
content. I led the transition of the magazine from primarily a print-based publication
to a print and online publication with a lot more substantive digital
content. I also put in place many publishing best practices I have learned over
the years, and I believe the content we have published has steadily improved
in quality, style, photograph and figure quality, and readability.
But with this Editorial, my journey along the " Geosynthetics Superhighway "
comes to an end.
The Industrial Fabrics Association International remains committed to
publishing Geosynthetics, and this magazine will continue to be a thought
leader in an industry poised to continue to prosper in the years to come.
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EDITORIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
Melody A. Adams | Waste Management, USA
Sam R. Allen | TRI/Environmental, USA
Richard J. Bathurst | Royal Military College, Canada
Malek Bouazza | Monash University, Australia
Daniele A. Cazzuffi | CESI S.p.A., Italy
Archie Filshill | Aero Aggregates of North America LLC, USA
Ronald K. Frobel | R. K. Frobel & Associates, USA
Stephan M. Gale | Gale-Tec Engineering Inc., USA
John M. Gardner | Smith Gardner Inc., USA
Han-Yong Jeon | INHA University, Korea
Robert E. Mackey | S2L Inc., USA
Kent von Maubeuge | Naue GmbH, Germany
Dhani Narejo | Narejo Inc., USA
Marco A. Sánchez | ML Ingeniería, Mexico
Mark E. Smith | RRD International Corp., USA
L. David Suits | LDS Geosynthetic Consulting Services, USA
Richard Thiel | Thiel Engineering, USA
Gary L. Willibey | ESP/SKAPS Industries, USA
Aigen Zhao | AGZ International LLC, USA
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its areas of expertise. Individual advisors do not review
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Committee, the editors or the association.
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government agencies in need of expert information on geosynthetic engineering solutions.
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