ASCE honored Stanley M. White, P.E., P.Eng., D.PE, D.CE, M.ASCE, with the 2016 John G. Moffatt-Frank E. Nichol Harbor and Coastal Engineering Award for exemplifying the ideals of innovation through engineering and construction techniques, for application of practical solutions, and for contributions to the coastal and harbors profession and public at large.
White has advanced the practice of coastal and harbor engineering and construction during his more than 40-year career. His experience is vast, from his initial offshore oil and gas work in the U.S. Gulf to a port and coastal engineering position with Han-Padron Associates. White also founded the Ocean and Coastal Consultants, a successful harbor and coastal engineering company, where he served as president and managing engineer for 20 years. His contributions to the offshore and waterfront construction industries can been seen in practical engineering solutions across the globe.
Recently, White has been bringing his passion for engineering innovation and constructability to the burgeoning North American offshore wind market. White is an expert in the design of offshore structures, and he has been involved in all aspects of wind farm project developments, including site planning, scour protection, supply chain issue, permitting, and construction management.
His work has advanced the offshore wind-power industry in the U.S. and Canada. White has also contributed significantly to the advancement of the profession by serving in several key roles within the Society, including as president of ASCE’s Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute in 2010-11 and as chair of the COPRI Ports and Harbors Committee from 2006 to 2008.
White consistently encouraged his employees to be active participants in ASCE and COPRI technical committees and such dedication to the Society has helped develop a new generation of engineers for leadership in the coastal and harbor engineering profession.
The John G. Moffatt-Frank E. Nichol Harbor and Coastal Engineering Award is given to a member of ASCE who has made definite contributions in the field of harbor and coastal engineering in the form of either written presentations or notable performance, and serves to recognize new ideas and concepts that can be efficiently implemented to expand the engineering or construction techniques available for the harbor and coastal projects.