Stevens Institute of Technology congratulates Thomas H. Wakeman III, research professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering who will hold the position of 2015 President-Elect for two prestigious American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) organizations: the Coast, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI) and the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE), which awards engineering certification in these specialty areas of civil engineering. In 2016, he will be the President of the two organizations and represent COPRI and ACOPNE at national and international events.
A Life Member of ASCE, Dr. Wakeman has extensive experience in navigation engineering, port development, maritime security, and freight transportation planning. He is the Deputy Director of the Davidson Laboratory and Program Director for the Maritime Systems Master’s Program. Previously, he worked for the Port Commerce Department and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for 14 years, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco and Sacramento Districts, for 23 years. He has a MS in Civil Engineering from University of California, Davis, MA in Marine Biology from San Francisco State University, and a doctorate of Engineering-Science from Columbia University, New York. His publications include co-editing two books, authoring book chapters, and more than 100 technical papers.