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College of Engineering and Computing


Faculty and Staff

Ralph E. White

Title: Professor, Chemical Engineering
Westinghouse Distinguished Scientist
College of Engineering and Computing
Email: white@cec.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-3270
Fax: 803-777-8265
Office: Swearingen Engineering Center
Room 3C11
301 Main Street
Columbia, SC  29208
Professor Ralph White

CV of Dr. White

Education

Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 1977

M.S., University of California-Berkeley, 1973

B.S., University of South Carolina, 1971

Research

Dr. White and members of his research group are working on projects in the areas of fuel cells, batteries, electro-deposition, corrosion, and numerical methods. Their work on numerical methods consists of developing efficient algorithms to solve the equations that represent the phenomena that occur in electrochemical and chemical systems.

Selected Publications

  • Paul T. Coman, Eric C. Darcy, Christian T. Veje, and Ralph E. White, “Modelling Li-Ion Thermal Runaway Triggered by an Internal Short Circuit Device Using an Efficiency Factor and Arrhenius Formulations,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 164(4), A587-A593, (2017).

  • Xinfang Jin, Meng Guo, Ralph E. White, and Kevin Huang, “Understanding Power Enhancement of SOFC by Built-in Chemical Iron Bed: A Computational Approach,”Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 164(11), E3054-E3062, (2017).

  • Meng Guo, Xinfang Jin, and Ralph E. White, “Nonlinear State-Variable Method (NSVM) for Li-Ion Batteries: Finite-Element Method and Control Mode,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 164(11), E3200-E3214, (2017).

  • Paul T. Coman, Stefan M´at´efi-Tempfli, Christian T. Veje, and Ralph E. White, “Modeling Vaporization, Gas Generation and Venting in Li-ion Battery Cells with a Dimethyl Carbonate Electrolyte,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 164(9), A1858-A1865 (2017).

  • Shriram Santhanagopalan and Ralph E. White, “Estimating Parameters from Rotating Ring Disc Electrode Measurements, Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, 53(10), 1087-1099.

  • Paul T. Coman, Eric C. Darcy, Christian T. Veje, and Ralph E. White, “Numerical analysis of heat propagation in a battery pack using a novel technology for triggering thermal runaway,” Applied Energy, 203(2017), 189-200.

  • Meng Guo, Xinfang Jin, and Ralph E. White, “An adaptive Reduced-Order-Modeling Approach for Simulating Real-Time Performances of Li-Ion Battery Systems,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 164(14), A3602-A3613 (2017).