Christopher White

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Phone: (603) 862-1495
Office: Mechanical Engineering, Kingsbury Hall Rm S254, Durham, NH 03824
Chris White

Prof. White joined the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department late in the 2006-2007 academic year. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford University in the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 2001-2004. Following his post-doctoral work, he joined Sandia National Laboratories as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in the Combustion Research Facility. His principal duties at Sandia included lead investigator in the Advanced Hydrogen Fueled Engine Laboratory.

Prof. White teaches ME 646 – Experimental Measurement and Data Analysis and will teach courses in fluid mechanics, heat transfer and experimental methods in engineering.

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Yale University
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York

Courses Taught

  • ME 608: Fluid Dynamics
  • ME 797: Honors Seminar
  • ME 910: Turbulence
  • ME 992: Master's Project
  • ME 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Elsnab, J. R., Monty, J. P., White, C. M., Koochesfahani, M. M., & Klewicki, J. C. (2019). High-fidelity measurements in channel flow with polymer wall injection. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 859, 851-886. doi:10.1017/jfm.2018.873

White, C. M., Dubief, Y., & Klewicki, J. (2018). Properties of the mean momentum balance in polymer drag-reduced channel flow. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 834, 409-433. doi:10.1017/jfm.2017.721

Elsnab, J. R., Monty, J. P., White, C. M., Koochesfahani, M. M., & Klewicki, J. C. (2017). Efficacy of single-component MTV to measure turbulent wall-flow velocity derivative profiles at high resolution. Experiments in Fluids, 58(9). doi:10.1007/s00348-017-2410-2

Pond, I., Ebadi, A., Dubief, Y., & White, C. M. (2017). An integral validation technique of RANS turbulence models. Computers & Fluids, 149, 150-159. doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2017.02.016

Chini, G. P., Montemuro, B., White, C. M., & Klewicki, J. (2017). A self-sustaining process model of inertial layer dynamics in high Reynolds number turbulent wall flows. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 375(2089), 20160090. doi:10.1098/rsta.2016.0090

White, C. M., & Mungal, M. G. (2008). Mechanics and Prediction of Turbulent Drag Reduction with Polymer Additives. Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 40(1), 235-256. doi:10.1146/annurev.fluid.40.111406.102156

WHITE, C., STEEPER, R., & LUTZ, A. (2006). The hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine: a technical review. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 31(10), 1292-1305. doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2005.12.001

Dubief, Y., White, C. M., Terrapon, V. E., Shaqfeh, E. S. G., Moin, P., & Lele, S. K. (2004). On the coherent drag-reducing and turbulence-enhancing behaviour of polymers in wall flows. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS, 514, 271-280. doi:10.1017/S0022112004000291

White, C. M., Somandepalli, V. S. R., & Mungal, M. G. (2004). The turbulence structure of drag-reduced boundary layer flow. Experiments in Fluids, 36(1), 62-69. doi:10.1007/s00348-003-0630-0

Sreenivasan, K. R., & White, C. M. (2000). The onset of drag reduction by dilute polymer additives, and the maximum drag reduction asymptote. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS, 409, 149-164. doi:10.1017/S0022112099007818

Most Cited Publications