Claire White

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
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PhD          Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 2010.

BE            Civil Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 2006

BSc          Physics, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 2006

Concurrent University Appointments
  • Associated Faculty, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Associated Faculty, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Associated Faculty, Princeton Environmental Institute
  • Associated Faculty, Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering
  • Associated Faculty, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials
  • Executive Committee Member, Program in Sustainable Energy
  • Executive Committee Member, Program in Materials Science and Engineering
Honors, Awards, DISTINCTIONS
  • Gustavo Colonetti Medalist, RILEM, 2019
  • Howard B. Wentz Jr. Junior Faculty Award, Princeton University, 2017
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2016
  • Discovery Early Career Research Award, Australian Research Council, 2013
Research Interests

Dr. White’s research focuses on understanding and optimizing engineering and environmental materials, with an emphasis on controlling the chemical mechanisms responsible for formation and long-term degradation of sustainable cements. Other areas of research include conventional cements, new materials for carbon dioxide capture and utilization, industrial waste recycling, and fundamentals of silicates dissolution. This research spans multiple length and time scales, utilizing advanced synchrotron and neutron-based experimental techniques, and simulation methodologies founded at the nanoscale. A component of Dr. White’s research involves technique development (experiment and simulation) and advanced data analysis methods, including synchrotron-based micro-pair distribution function analysis and coarse-grained simulation methods.


CEE 364 / ARC364: Materials in Civil Engineering
ENE 506 / MSE 586 / MAE 536 / CEE 506 / CBE 566: Synchrotron and Neutron Techniques for Energy Materials
ENE 267 / MSE287 / CEE267: Materials for Energy Technologies and Efficiency

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