Professor David White
Professor of Infrastructure Geotechnics, University of Southampton.
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Professor David White, at the University of Southampton, has held academic positions at the Universities of Cambridge and Western Australia and works primarily in offshore energy.

His work has attracted >£25M of funding, split between industry and competitive grants, leading to 8 best paper awards. The work has changed engineering practice for offshore infrastructure and mooring systems, with impact on industry design codes (API/ISO) and recommended practices (DNV), including recognition through 9 industry awards. His prior leadership roles include Founding Director of the Australian Research Council Hub for Offshore Floating Facilities as well as UWA’s Shell Chair of Offshore Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

David is our Sector and Area Champion for Policy and leads on the Supergen ORE Hub for two of our Work Packages: 2 - Sites and Conditions and 10 - Communications and Engagement.