Prof. Dr. Robert M. Koerner

Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at Drexel University

Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at Drexel University
Director Emeritus of GSI


Dr. Robert M. Koerner’s interest in geosynthetics spans thirty-five years of teaching, research, writing and consulting. He holds his Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from Duke University. He is a registered Professional Engineer, a Distinguished Member of ASCE, a Geotechnical Engineering Diplomate, and an Honorary Member of the International Geosynthetics Society and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Koerner has authored and co-authored over 750 papers on Geosynthetics and geotechnical topics in journals and at national and international conferences. His most widely used publication is his book entitled “Designing with Geosynthetics” now in its sixth edition. Dr. Koerner is presently Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at Drexel University and Emeritus Director of the Geosynthetic Institute. Dr. Koerner is currently fully involved in distance learning via live presentations of Geosynthetic courses and webinars over the Internet.

Supported by the Geosynthetic Institute:

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) was founded in 1986 as a consortium of organizations interested in, and involved with, geosynthetics. All types of polymeric geosynthetic materials are involved: geotextiles, geomembranes, geogrids, geonets, geospacers, geocomposites, geosynthetic clay liners, geopipe, geocells, and geofoam. The organizations include federal and state governmental agencies, facility owners, designers, consultants, QC and QA organizations, testing laboratories, resin and additive suppliers, manufacturers, manufacturer’s representatives and installation contractors. GSI currently consists of 71 member organizations of which ca. 65% are international. GSI’s Mission is to develop and transfer knowledge, assess and critique geosynthetics, and provide services to the member organizations.

Speaker of the 4th RKDL:


Catrin Tarnowski, Dipl.-Ing.
Global Product Manager Solmax/GSE
Normannenweg 28 20537 Hamburg Germany

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