is Director of the Geosynthetic Institute. He is in charge of laboratory accreditation, field certification and continuing education at the Institute. He also manages several research projects and has published over 350 technical papers in his 35‐year association with polymers used in below ground construction. Dr. Koerner's Ph.D. is from Drexel University in Geotechnical Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer and a certified quality auditor.

George has received many awards over the years. The most notable being IFAI's Environmental Technologies Award of Excellence 1995, ASCE's DVGI Geotechnical Engineer of the year in 2004, the title of ASTM Fellow in 2013 and GMA's first Koerner lecture in 2017 and named ASCE Fellow in 2020.