Professor David White is the Shell EMI Professor of Offshore Engineering at the University of Western Australia in Perth. He has been at UWA since 2006, having previously held a lectureship at Cambridge University in the UK. His research encompasses many aspects of offshore geotechnics and fluid-soil-structure interaction. The work combines physical modelling, particularly using the UWA centrifuge and O-tube facilities, with numerical analysis and field observations. David has authored book chapters on piled foundations and pipeline geotechnics, and his >220 career publications have won 7 prizes. He was awarded the 2010 Anton Hales Medal by the Australian Academy of Science and the 2011 Western Australia Tall Poppy Science Award. He was the 2011 Western Australian Early Career Scientist of the Year.