Thomas H. Wakeman III, Eng.ScD, Dist.D.PE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, is a research professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, as well as deputy director of the Davidson Laboratory and Program Director for the Maritime Systems Master’s Program. The 2015 president-elect for the Coast, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI) and the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE), Wakeman has extensive experience in navigation engineering, port development, maritime security, and freight transportation planning.
Previously employed by the Port Commerce Department, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for 13 years, and the San Francisco and Sacramento Districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 24 years, Wakeman holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Davis, a master’s degree in marine biology from San Francisco State University, and a doctorate of engineering-science from Columbia University.
A Life Member of ASCE, Wakeman is currently a member of the Society’s Policy Committee, the Hans Albert Einstein Award Committee, and the COPRI Waterways Committee and its Dredging Sub-Committee. He has received 2 awards from ASCE: the Lower Hudson Valley Branch awarded him their Public Service Award in 2004, and the New Jersey Section named him Educator of the Year in 2008.
Among his publications include coeditor of 2 books, several book chapters, and more than 100 technical papers.