The Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF) proudly acknowledges one of our Trustees and JCR Editorial Board Members:
Professor Marcel Stive
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 Marcel Stive of Delft University of Technology has been awarded with the 2015 International Coastal Engineering award by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The award will be handed out at in September during the 2015 Coastal Structures and Solutions to Coastal Disasters Joint Conference in Boston, USA.
The annual award selection is made by a committee from the semiautonomous Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI), the official institute of the ASCE. In selecting this year's award, the committee particularly noted the contributions by Marcel Stive to hydraulic engineering.
Professor Stive is Department Head of Hydraulic Engineering at Delft University of Technology and is world renowned for his research and projects in the fields of hydraulic engineering, coastal morphodynamics, coastal biogeomorphology, and coastal and estuarine management. Prof. Stive is one of the inventors of the Sand Engine, a 128-acre artificial peninsula off the Dutch coast that has been created as an innovative way of beach nourishment. Recently, Prof. Stive was also awarded the biannual Coastal Award that will be presented to him at the Coastal Sediments conference in May 2015 in San Diego, USA.
Marcel Stive studied Civil engineering at the Delft University of Technology, where he graduated in 1977 and received his doctorate in 1988. After graduating in 1977, Prof. Stive started working at WL-Delft Hydraulics, where he worked until 1992. In 1992, he became a professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. Then, in 1994, he returned to WL-Delft Hydraulics and at the same time began to work as a professor of Coastal Morphodynamics at the Delft University of Technology. Since 2001, Prof. Stive has served as professor of Coastal Engineering at Delft University of Technology and scientific director of the Water Research Centre Delft since 2003.
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