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Erick White

Chemical Reaction Engineer

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Research Interests

  • Electrochemical and thermochemical conversion of biomass-derived compounds to chemicals and fuels

  • Numeric modeling of chemical reaction kinetics and reactor hydrodynamics

  • Process modeling to assist techno-economic analyses

  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy techniques for the characterization of electrochemical systems

  • Developing and characterizing reactors and systems for energy generation and storage devices (e.g., direct sodium borohydride fuel cells, polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, solid-oxide fuel cells, and redox flow batteries)


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2011

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1999

Professional Experience

  • Research Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Bioenergy Center, 2014present

  • Group Leader/Principal Investigator, ITN Energy Systems, Inc., 20112014

  • Research Assistant, Colorado School of Mines, Department of Chemical Engineering, 20062011

  • Field Team Leader, Tetra Tech Environmental, Inc., 20002003 (seasonal)

Featured Publications

  1. "On the Use of the Power-Law Model for Interpreting Constant-Phase-Element Parameters," Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society (2014)
  2. "Characterization of Damaged Skin by Impedance Spectroscopy: Chemical Damage by Dimethyl Sulfoxide," Pharmaceutical Research (2013)
  3. "Characterization of Damaged Skin by Impedance Spectroscopy: Mechanical Damage," Pharmaceutical Research (2013)
  4. "Dielectric Properties of Materials Showing Constant-Phase-Element (CPE) Impedance Response," Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2013)
  5. "Single-Frequency LCR Databridge Impedance Measurements as Surrogate Measures for the Integrity of Human Skin," Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2012)
  6. "On the Correlation Between Single-Frequency Impedance Measurements and Human Skin Permeability to Water," Toxicology in Vitro (2011)
  7. "A Critical Analysis of Single-Frequency LCR Databridge Impedance Measurements of Human Skin," Toxicology in Vitro (2011)
  8. "Supramolecular Bionanocomposites 3: Effects of Surface Functionality on Electrical and Mechanical Percolation," Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2011)

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