Dr Greg White

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Dr Greg White


Teaching areas

  • Pavement materials
  • Pavement design
  • Pavement construction
  • Pavement maintenance and rehabilitation

Research areas

  • Stochastic airport pavement design
  • Improved bitumen and asphalt performance for airports
  • Expedient construction technology and materials
  • International airport pavement strength rating system


Dr Greg White is a Pavement Engineer and Researcher at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Following a career as an Airfield Engineering Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force, Greg worked for a number of leading Australian design consultants as a Principal Airport Pavement Engineer and then as the Technical Manager Airports for construction and surfacing company Fulton Hogan. Greg holds a number of Masters level degrees, as well as a PhD, all earned in the area of pavement materials and engineering. Greg’s interests span all aspects of airport pavement design, construction, analysis and maintenance and his PhD investigated aircraft-induced shear stresses and their impact on asphalt runway surfaces.

Greg is an active member of the Australian Airports Association’s Pavement Working Group, the International Civil Aviation Organisations’s Airport Pavement Expert Group, Australian Standards Committee CH-025 (bituminous products for road pavements) and is an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal on Pavement Engineering and Asphalt Technology as well as the International Journal of Pavements.

Professional memberships

  • Chartered Professional Engineer.
  • National Professional Engineers Member.
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Pavements.
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Pavement Engineering and Asphalt Technology.
  • Member of the Australian Airports Association’s Pavement Working Group.
  • Member of the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s Airport Pavement Expert Group.
  • Member of Australian Standards Committee CH-025 (Bituminous products for road pavements).


  • Australia Most Innovative Engineers (Academia and Research), recognised by Engineers Australia, 2016, for airport pavement research and development
  • Australian Airport Association Corporate Project of the Year (Highly Commended), 2015, for development of the Jet Range of products (on behalf of Fulton Hogan)
  • Community Infrastructure Award, Australian Institute of Project Management, 2004, for Lockhart River Airport runway upgrade (on behalf of GHD)
  • Young Engineer of the Year, Engineers Australia, Northern Division, 2001

Potential research projects for HDR and Honours students

  • Developing a stochastic design model for airport pavements.
  • Comparing bitumen stabilised base course technologies.
  • Advanced characterisation of bitumen for airport asphalt.
  • Advanced characterisation of mastic in asphalt.
  • Advanced characterisation of airport asphalt surfaces.
  • Incorporating innovative materials into pavement construction.
  • Expedient pavement construction technology and materials.
  • Stabilisation methods for marginal materials.
  • Evaluating thermal segregation during asphalt paving operations.
  • Predicting thermal losses during asphalt haulage.
  • Built-in instrumentation of airport pavements.
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