Winthrop Professor David White

Professor White is the Shell EMI Chair in Offshore Engineering.

His research has focussed on the mechanics of soils, foundations and pipelines primarily for the offshore industry.

He has led experimental and numerical studies into geotechnical mechanisms at micro and macro scale which have been used to understand the behaviour of piles, foundations, pipelines and submarine slides.

Simple design methods have been devised, which are widely used in engineering practice.

Professor White and his team have been the recipients of several industry innovation awards