Marcellinus J. F. Stive, Ph.D., is the recipient of the International Coastal Engineering Award for his innovative research and educational contributions to the field of coastal engineering and for his public service to his own and other countries.
Professor and chair of coastal engineering and department head of hydraulic engineering at Delft University of Technology, Stive has more than 37 years’ experience in research and projects in hydraulic engineering, coastal morphodynamics and bio-geomorphology, and coastal and estuarine management. Using fieldwork and physical and numerical models, his work encompasses coasts, estuaries, harbors, and offshore projects in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
As scientific director of the Water Research Centre of Delft University of Technology, he led the EU Erasmus Mundus MSc program on Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management. A member of the New Delta Committee and the Board of Trustees of the Netherlands Centre for Coastal Research, Stive also serves on the National Advisory Committee on Water Defense and the Scientific Advisory Council of Deltares.
Knighted in the Order of the Dutch Lion in 2013, Stive also received an Honorary degree at the Lund University in Sweden in 2011 because of his significant scientific contribution to the understanding of how climate change will affect the world’s coastal areas.
Among the highlights of his career, Stive served as an advisor to the Vietnamese government on sustainable development of the Greater Mekong Delta Region and to the Myanmar Government on sustainable development of the national water system.
Throughout his long and distinguished career, Stive has written for many publications on topics ranging from geology to hydraulic engineering and coastal zone management.