Professor David White, a leading offshore engineer, has recently achieved Fellowships to two of the world’s leading engineering associations for his work to the pipeline industry; the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences (ATSE) and the UK’s prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering representing leaders of the engineering profession.
Based in the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems and the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, Professor White has more than 15 years of research experience focusing on the mechanics of soils, foundations and pipelines, primarily for the offshore industry.
Dean of the Faculty, Professor John Dell, said Professor White’s two nominations truly position him as the world’s leading expert on pipeline geotechnics.
“His contributions have transformed geotechnical practice in pipeline engineering throughout the offshore sector. His research and design methods will become engineering best practice”.
“From the entire Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, we wish to congratulate David on these two recent outstanding achievements,” said Professor Dell.
A Cambridge-educated engineer, Professor White is a former ARC Future Fellow and was WA Young Scientist of the Year (2011). He is active in engineering practice, consulting widely on foundation and pipeline design for the offshore industry via a Perth-based company.
ATSE has a membership of more than 800 Australian scientists and engineers seeking to enhance Australia’s prosperity through technological innovation. The Royal Academy of Engineering is based in the UK and exists to advance and promote excellence in engineering globally.
Pictured: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh congratulates Professor David White at the New Fellows dinner in London on 21 October 2015
Mary Schultz (Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics) (+61 8) 6488 1868