Dr. Billy Edge

Billy EdgeBilly L. Edge, P.E., Ph.D., D.CE
Director, Renewable Ocean Energy Program
Program Head, Coastal Engineering and Ocean Energy
Professor, Dept. of Engineering, NC State University

Room No. 320
UNC Coastal Studies Institute
850 NC 345, Wanchese, NC 27981


NC State University
417 Mann Hall
Civil, Constuction and Environmental Engineering Dept.
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7908
Phone: UNC CSI – 252-475-5435
NC State University – 919-515-7387
Fax: 252-475-3545 Email: bledge@ncsu.edu


B.S. Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute 1964 M.S. Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute 1966 Ph.D. Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology 1968
Coastal Engineering, Alternative Energies, Dredging Technologies, Coastal Zone Management, Hydraulic Engineering, Modeling of Coastal Processes
Diplomate of Coastal Engineering, Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE) – 2010

Outstanding Civilian Service Medal from U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers-2007

James Purpora Award – Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association- 2006

John G. Moffat-Frank E. Nichol Harbor & Coastal Engineering Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – 1998

International Coastal Engineering Award, ASCE – 1997

W.H. Bauer Professorship in Dredging Engineering, Texas A&M University – 1994

Morrough P. O’Brien Award, Amercian Shore & Beach Preservation Association – 1993

Arthur M. Wellington Prize, ASCE – 1983

Marksman of the Year Award, Engineering News Record – 1980

Who’s Who in the South and Southeast – 1983

Who’s Who in America – 1984 and 1985

American Shore and Beach Preservation Association

American Society of Civil Engineers

Association of Coastal Engineers

Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association

International Association for Hydraulic Research

Marine Technology Society

Permanent International Association for Navigation Congresses (PIANC)

Western Dredging Association (WEDA)

Dr. Edge has published over 150 publications, and has presented at numerous conferences both nationally and internationally, including Spain, Germany, Japan, Australia, South Africa, The Netherlands, Italy, Taiwan and Canada.