ASTM International presented its top annual award – the Award of Merit – to Nazli Yesiller for her contributions to ASTM’s soil and rock committee (D18).
The prestigious award, which includes the accompanying title of fellow, is ASTM’s highest recognition for distinguished service and outstanding participation in ASTM International committee activities. Yesiller was recognized for her exceptional work in standards development, discerning insights, and promotion of committee D18’s work in academia.
An ASTM International member since 1998, Yesiller had been previously honored by the organization with various awards, including the D35 Award of Recognition (2004), Geotechnical Testing Journal Outstanding Practice Paper Award (2007), several D18 Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Awards (2006, 2009, 2013, 2017, 2020), and three Special Service Awards (2013, 2017, 2020).
Yesiller is the director of the Global Waste Research Institute, a position she has held since 2010, where her work involves managing and coordinating the institute’s research. She received her bachelor and her master of science in civil engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey in 1989 and 1991, respectively. She then received her Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering in 1994 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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