Director's Welcome

Portrait of Daniel White

Photo by Todd Paris/UAF

Daniel M. White, Director of the Institute of Northern Engineering (INE), joined the University in 1995. Dr. White also holds the rank of Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UAF. His interest and expertise in the traditional field of sanitary engineering led him to conduct research on drinking water protection, development, and treatment. Dr. White pioneered research on how climate change affects drinking water, water resources, and related infrastructure. Pursuing issues related to freshwater in the Arctic, Dr. White spent considerable time in rural villages and remote locations. Dr. White's work has led to a better understanding of water resources for rural communities as well as the potential impacts of climate change on freshwater resources and infrastructure.

In 2005, Dr. White accepted an appointment as Interim Director of INE. After a national search, he was hired as director of INE in July, 2006. Dr. White is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Alaska.

In 2010, Dr. White was appointed to the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and to head of the Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization.

May 2, 2012

INE 2011 Annual Report

The INE 2011 Annual Report is now available on the INE Publications page or by following the link below.


January 31, 2011

INE 2010 Annual Report

From new research products to new professionals, the Institute of Northern Engineering has made exciting contributions to business and scientific communities throughout Alaska.

The fiscal year FY10 closed on June 30, 2010. When the numbers were added up, the results demonstrated again that the research enterprise of (more…)