Bill Kamphuis is Emeritus Professor of Coastal Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada. He is past director of the Queen’s University Coastal Engineering Research Laboratory and is president of J.W. Kamphuis, Associates Limited, Coastal Consultants.
He received a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University in 1961, an M.Sc. in 1963, a Diploma in Hydraulic Engineering from the International Hydraulics Course (now UNESCO-IHE) in Delft in 1964 and a Ph.D. from Queen’s in 1966. After working at the National Research Council of Canada for 3 years, Professor Kamphuis moved to Queen’s and was instrumental in the development of a program of Coastal Engineering that gained worldwide recognition
His publications cover a broad range of topics in Coastal Engineering, and he is the author of a widely used reference and textbook: “Introduction to Coastal Engineering and Management”. As a consultant, he carries out an international practice, is the author of over 150 consulting reports, prepared for clients. The consulting work is carried out worldwide and he has been called upon as expert witness in numerous court cases, arbitrations and hearings.