Shell EMI Chair in Offshore Engineering Professor David White has just been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE). David has been described as the world's leading expert in pipeline geotechnics, whose contributions have transformed geotechnical practice in pipeline engineering throughout the offshore sector.
David first joined COFS in 2006 and became a Professor in 2007. He was awarded an ARC Future Fellow in 2009 and was announced as the Shell EMI Chair in 2012. He was awarded the 2010 Anton Hale Award by the Australian Academy of Science for distinguished research in earth science, won the WA Young Scientist of the Year award in 2011 and was recently elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK. David has over 15 years of research experience focussing on the mechanics of soils, foundations and pipelines, primarily for the offshore industry. His research has been supported by the ARC (via the Linkage, Discovery, Linkage International and Future Fellowship schemes), as well as the equivalent funding bodies in Hong Kong and the UK. The outcomes of his research have been disseminated through more than 200 publications, for which he has received the Bishop Medal, the Telford Premium, the RM Quigley Medal and the RM Quigley Honourable Mention and the BGA Prize (3 times).
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