The Chinese Chapter of the IGS (CCIGS) Co-hosted the 1st Young Professional Forum on Geosynthetic Research and Application in China.
The First Young Professional Forum on Geosynthetic Research and Application was held in Taian, Shandong Province on June 19th, 2021. The forum was co-hosted by the China Technical Association on Geosynthetics (CTAG) and the Chinese Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (CCIGS). This forum attracted over 300 attendees from manufacturers, consultants, and academics. The forum had four technical sessions and 21 technical presentations, which covered emerging topics on soil reinforcement, barrier systems, and hydraulics. The young professionals on geosynthetics shared their latest research progress on geosynthetics.
At the forum, the Young Members Committee of the CTAG was established. The new committee consists of 98 young members. Bo Yu from China Communications Construction was appointed as President, Zhen Zhang from Tongji University, Jun Zhang from Shanxi Transportation Technology Research & Development, and Peng Wang from Taian Modern Plastic were appointed as Vice Presidents, Zhijie Wang from Shijiazhuang Tiedao University was appointed as Secretary General, Wei Fu from CCCC Second Highway Consultants, Hongye Yan from China Academy of Railway Sciences, and Yewei Zheng from Wuhan University were appointed as Vice Secretary Generals. This committee will provide a communication and collaboration platform for young members, aiming at promoting the sustainable development of geosynthetics.