Ronald M. Noble, P.E., L.S., D.CE, D.PE, D.WRE, Dist.M.ASCE, a Diplomate in coastal, port and water resources engineering, and an expert in coastal-ocean engineering, navigational and dredging projects, waterfront structures, hydrologic analysis and computer modeling, has been honored by ASCE for his contributions as an outstanding leader in the engineering profession by being named to the 2015 Class of Distinguished Members.
Noble, president and CEO of Noble Consultants, has worked on a broad cross section of coastal/oceanographic and hydrologic engineering projects involving riverine, estuarine, and coastal processes, dredging operations, navigational surveys, flood studies, and the design of port facilities, small craft harbors, and waterfront structures.
Noble’s coastal engineering projects include a review of the Interagency Performance Evaluation Team reports prepared by independent investigation teams after Hurricane Katrina. He is a past president of ASCE’s Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute, and a past member of the ASCE technical region board of governors. He is also on the boards of a number of other engineering organizations, and once served as chairman of an American Nuclear Society committee that developed an American national standard on design basis flooding at power reactor sites.
Noble previously was honored with ASCE’s International Coastal Engineering Award and the John G. Moffatt-Frank E. Nichol Harbor and Coastal Engineering Award.
He earned his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from San Jose State University, and his master of science degree in civil and costal engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.