Director, William Allsop Consulting; PhD student
University of Edinburgh
Nigel William Henry ALLSOP (Director of William Allsop Consulting) worked at HR Wallingford for 48 years where he was Technical Director for Maritime Structures responsible for research and consultancy studies, technology development and transfer covering testing, analysis, design and optimisation of breakwaters, sea walls, revetments, jetties / piers and wide range of reservoir, shoreline, estuarial and coastal structures.
He has 45+ years' experience of analysis and testing of breakwaters (rubble mound, vertical and composite), sea walls, revetments, piers / jetties and coastal / shoreline structures, engineering works or renewable energy systems in tidal estuaries, and rivers, in sand and cohesive sediment transport, of river structures, outfalls and oil booms, and performance and certification of temporary flood protection devices. He has supervised testing in large facilities in UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey. He devised the UK’s first laboratory Tsunami Simulators which have tested tsunamis at 1:50 scale.
William's research has focussed on design methods for breakwaters and coastal structures in collaboration with other UK and European researchers. He has cooperated on research projects in UK, Europe and USA, particularly in VOWS, Big-VOWS, PROVERBS, CLASH and Floodsite. He has served on ICE Maritime Board, PIANC working groups, and has contributed to PIANC, BSI, ISO and ICE working groups, the Rock Manual, Revetment and Exposed Jetties Manuals, and revisions to the BS6349.
As Visiting Professor at Southampton (previously at Sheffield, Belfast, and UTM), William Allsop has taught more than 120 courses / workshops / seminars since 1994, and regularly teaches short courses each year. He has co-supervised 12 PhD theses, 14 Master’s theses and examined 3 PhD’s since 1991. In 2014, he was appointed an Honorary Professor at University College London. He routinely reviews papers for major journals and conferences.
Tuesday, July 31
11:40 AM – 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 1
10:20 AM – 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 2
8:10 AM – 8:30 AM