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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
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


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

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

B.S., University of South Carolina, 1971


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

  • Guo, Meng and Ralph E. White, "A distributed thermal model for a Li-ion electrode plate," Journal of Power Sources, 221, 334 - 344, 2013
  • Saeed Khaleghi Rahimian, Sean Rayman, and Ralph E. White, "State of Charge and Loss of Active Material Estimation of a Lithium Ion Cell under Low Earth Orbit condition using Kalman Filtering Approaches," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 159( 6 ), A860 - A872, 2012
  • Meng Guo and Ralph E. White, "An Approximate Solution for Solid-Phase Diffusion in Physics-Based Li-ion Cell Models," Journal of Power Sources, 198, January, 322 - 328, 2011
  • Long Cai and Ralph E. White, "An Efficient Electrochemical-Thermal Model for a Lithium-Ion Cell by Using the Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Method," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 157( 11 ), A1188 - A1195, 2010