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Allen R. White

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry

Dr. Allen White specializes in non-equilibrium thermodynamics and internal combustion engines. He has a variety of research interests, including molecular vibrational excitation using infrared lasers, non-interference measurement techniques, and cognitive and learning theories. He has industry experience working for Honda in new vehicle crash certification and side impact safety system design. Aside from teaching, Dr. White enjoys racing and opera. Check out his personal web page.

Teaching Interests

  • Capstone design
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Internal combustion engines
  • Combustion
  • Thermal and fluid sciences

Research Experiences

  • Spectroscopic analysis of chemical reactions and combustion dynamics
  • Ionization mechanisms and measurements

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • White, A. R., Livesay, G., Dee, K. C., and Brackin, P., “Design, Creativity and Creativity Techniques: Finding, Encouraging, and Developing the ‘Voice of the Designer,’” Design in Engineering Education Division, American Society for Engineering Education Conference, New Orleans, 2016
  • Pfeuffer, K. P., White, A. R., Broekaert, J. and Hieftje, G., “Afterglow of a Microwave Microstrip Plasma (MSP) as an Ion Souce for Mass Spectrometry,” Spectrochimica Acta, Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, Vol. 103-104,  43-48, 2015
  • Adams, T. R. and White, A. R., “Macroscopic Conservation Equation-Based Model for Surface Tension Driven Flow,” Advances in Fluid Mechanics VII, 133-142, WIT Press, 2008
  • White, A. R., Palm, P., Plonjes, E., Subramaniam, V. V. and Adamovich, I. V., “Effect of Electron Density on Shock Wave Propagation in Optically Pumped Plasmas,” Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 91(5), 2,604-2,610, 2002

Awards & Honors

  • Triangle Faculty Member of the Year 2015
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Award at 2014 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
  • Rose-Hulman Excellence in Service Award 2012

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, The Ohio State University, 2007
  • MS, The Ohio State University, 2000
  • BS, The Ohio State University, 1991