Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Professor David John White

Qualifications

MA (Cantab), MEng (Cantab), PhD (Cantab)

Education

  • 2002
    PhD, University of Cambridge
  • 2001
    MEng (Distinction), University of Cambridge
  • 1998
    BA (1st), University of Cambridge

Awards

  • 2011
    Top 3 Finalist, Early Career Scientist of the Year, West Australian Science Awards
  • 2011
    Western Australian Tall Poppy Award (AIPS)
  • 2011
    WA Innovations (Dept. of Commerce) – Winner, Woodside Encouragement Award
  • 2011
    Christensen Fellowship, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford
  • 2010
    Aust. Academy of Science: Anton Hales Medal (for distinguished research in earth science)
  • 2009
    Australian Research Council Future Fellowship
  • 2007
    RM Quigley Honourable Mention (Runner-up, Can. Geo. J. Best paper award)
  • 2006
    Telford Premium, Institution of Civil Engineers
  • 2006
    British Geotechnical Association Prize (Best paper award)
  • 2005
    Geotechnical Research Medal, Institution of Civil Engineers (Best paper award)
  • 2003
    UK representative at International Young Geotechnical Engineers’ Conference, Romania
  • 2002
    First Prize, UK Young Geotech. Engineers’ Symp., Dundee (Best paper/presentation award)
  • 2001
    Research Fellowship, St. John’s College, University of Cambridge
  • 1996
    Isaac Newton Trust Award, 4 University of Cambridge Prizes: Roscoe, Hawthorne, Leica & Institution of Civil Engineers’ Prizes, Giken Seisakusho Scholarship (University of Cambridge)

Employment

  • 2009
    Australian Research Council, Future Fellow, University of Western Australia
  • 2007
    Professor, University of Western Australia
  • 2006
    Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge
  • 2004
    Fellow, Director of Studies and Tutor, Downing College
  • 2003
    University Lecturer, University of Cambridge
  • 2001
    Research Fellow, St John’s College, Cambridge

Editorial Boards of International Journals

  • 2007
    ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal
  • 2006
    Geotechnique (2006-2007)
  • 2006
    International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics

Research Interests

  • Soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering
  • Offshore foundations, pipelines and geohazards
  • Geotechnical centrifuge modelling