faculty profile

Dr. Thomas Wakeman III

DEPUTY DIRECTOR, DAVIDSON LABORATORY, RESEARCH PROFESSOR
Building: Davidson Laboratory
Room: Room 212
Phone: 201-216-5669
Email: twakeman@stevens.edu
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Education

Eng.Sc.D., Doctorate of Engineering-Science, Columbia University, New York, NY

MS, Civil Engineering w/ minor in Environmental Management, Univ. California, Berkeley/Davis

MA, Marine Biology w/ minor in Geology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

BS, Marine Biology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

General Information

9/07 to present – Deputy Director, Center for Maritime Systems (CMS) and Research Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering Department, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ; Responsible for overall management of CMS maritime commerce and resiliency research, which focuses on port and intermodal transportation operations and sustainability as well as supply chain security; and responsible for Maritime Systems Academic Program including program development and management, student advising (PhD and MS advisees), and preparation and instruction of 6 courses.

9/05 to 8/07 – Program Manager, Regional Port Programs, Port Commerce Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, overall responsible for planning and development of a regional port-related freight strategy, evaluating regional impacts, particularly with respect to freight mobility, and identification of new off-port infrastructure development demands within the metropolitan region.

3/04 to 9/04 – Principal Maritime Advisor, Coalition Provisional Authority, responsible for advising the Iraqi Minister of Transportation and Director General of the Iraqi Port Authority on port infrastructure and maritime commerce and leading a multi-national team to rebuilding of ports of Iraq.

1/01 to 9/05 – General Manager, Waterways Development, Port Commerce Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, responsible for strategic planning and development of Port waterways and capital construction program for $2 billion navigation facilities investments in the Port complex in cooperation with federal agencies, States of New York and New Jersey, and New York City.

Professional Service

2013-present, Member, Committee on Reinvesting in Inland Waterways: What Policymakers Need to Know, National Research Council (NRC), Washington, DC

2013-present, Member Governing Board, Coast, Ocean, Port, and River Institute (COPRI), American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA

2012-present, Chair, Marine Group, Technical Activities Council, Transportation Research Board, National Academies, Washington, DC

2012-present, Project Panel 37 (Chairman), Making U.S. Ports Resilient as Part of Extended Intermodal Supply Chains, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.

2011-present, Project Panel 42, Assessing the Impact of Dredging on the Intermodal Freight System, Transportation Research Board, National Academies, Washington, D.C.

2011-present, Project Panel 40 (Chairman), Improving Export Freight Logistics, Transportation Research Board, National Academies, Washington, D.C.

2010-present, National Cooperative Freight Research Program Oversight Committee, Transportation Research Board, National Academies, Washington, DC

2010-present, Advisory Committee, Transportation Area, Florence School of Regulation, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University, Firenze, Italy

2010-present, GESAMP Pool of Experts, IMO/FAO/UNESCO-IOC/WMO/WHO/IAEA/UN/ UNEP, International Maritime Organization, London, UK

2010-2012, Advisory Committee, George Mason University Consortium for Marine Highway Freight System, US DOT/RITA Sponsored Research, Fairfax, VA

2009-2010, Freightvision 2050, Forum I, II, III & Final Meeting, European Commission, DG MOVE Project on Long Distance Freight Transport (LDFT), Brussels, Belgium

2008, Research Roundtable, Atlantic Gateway Initiative, Centre for International Trade and Transportation (CITT), Dalhousie University, held August 25-29, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

2008, Committee on US Marine Salvage Assets and Capabilities, National Research Council, National Academies, WashingtonD.C.

2008, Research Roundtable, Seaport Competition and Hinterland Connections, Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), held 10-11 April, Paris, France

2007-2010, Editorial Board, NY Transportation Journal, New York University, New York

2006-2009, USDOT, Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council, WashingtonDC

2005-2008, Maritime Infrastructure Engineering and Management Program Advisory Board and Industry Advisory Board, Civil Engineering Department, RutgersUniversity, Piscataway, NJ

2005-present, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Committee on Waterways (Navigation Engineering), Coastal, Oceans, Rivers and Ports Institute, Reston, VA

2003-2007, International Vice-president, World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC), Brussels, Belgium

2003-2012, Chairman, Marine Environmental Committee, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, National Academies, WashingtonDC

2002-2005, Sea Grant Advisory Board, New Jersey Sea Grant College Program, New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium, Sandy Hook, NJ

2000-2001, Steering Committee, Workshop on Environmental Windows for Dredging Projects, Marine Board, National Research Council, March 19-20, 2001, Washington, DC

2000-2004, Co-chair, Dredged Material Management Integration Work Group, New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program, USEPA/States of New York & New Jersey

1999-2007, Eastern Region Vice-president, World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC), US Section, Washington, DC

Honors & Awards

2011, Distinguished Diplomate, Port Engineering Credential (Dist.D.PE.), Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers, Amer. Soc. of Civil Engineers, Washington, DC

2011, Distinguished Diplomate, Navigation Engineering Credential (Dist.D.NE.), Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers, Amer. Soc. of Civil Engineers, Washington, DC

2010-present, Who’s Who in the World (Marquis biographee)

2008, US Section Fellow Award, PIANC USA, Washington, DC

2008, Educator of the Year, American Society of Civil Engineers, New Jersey Section, NJ

2007, Commander’s Award for Public Service, New York District, US Army Corps of Engineers

2006, James G. Hellmuth Unit Citation/Metal Award, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York (Recognition of Kill van Kull-Newark Bay Channel 45-foot Dredging Project) 

2006-present, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (Marquis biographee)

2004, Civilian Service Achievement Medal, Coalition Provisional Authority, US Department of      Defense, WashingtonDC

2004, Public Service Award, ASCE, LowerHudsonValley Branch, New York, NY

2003, Team Project Award, Port Commerce Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York (Recognition for coordination and participation in public outreach)

2002, Director’s Award of Excellence, Port Commerce Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York (Recognition for exceptional job performance)

1999-present, Who’s Who in America (Marquis biographee 54 through 65th editions)

1999, Director’s Team Project Award, Port Commerce Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York (activities in support of WRDA passage)

1998, Director’s Team Project Award, Port Commerce Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York (construction of NewarkBay confined disposal facility)

1995, State of New Jersey Assembly Commendation, Contributions to the Governor’s Dredged Material Management Team, 11th Legislative District, Rep. S. Corodemus

1995, Distinguished Service Award, Seamen’s Church Institute, New York

1994, Award for Outstanding Performance, Government & Community Affairs Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York

1992, Certificate of Appreciation, San Francisco Estuary Project, US EPA, San Francisco, CA

1989, Special Act Award, Loma-Prieta Earthquake, USACE, San Francisco District, CA

1986, Special Act Award, Coastal Engineering Research Board, USACE, Washington, DC

1985, Engineer-In-Training, California Department of Consumer Affairs, Sacramento

1982, Special Service Award, Regulatory Activities for Coastal Zone of California, USACE

1979, Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society, Davis Chapter, CA

1973, Army Commendation Medal, US Army, WashingtonDC

Professional Societies

 

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC)

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)

Transportation Research Board (TRB)

 

Courses
  • OE 505 Introduction to Maritime Systems
  • OE 610 Marine Transportation
  • OE 612 Environmental Issues in Maritime Systems
  • OE 614 Economic Issues in Maritime Systems
  • OE 626 Port Planning and Development
  • CE 410 Transportation Engineering Design
  • OE 529 Maritime Safety and Security