Professor of Chemical Engineering
Dr. Jason R. White is a faculty member in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Davis. Dr. White has been at UC Davis since 2015 and is the ABET coordinator for the chemical engineering undergraduate program. He is an instructor of three senior-level design courses: Plant Design and Economics, Unit Operations and Separations, and Plant Design Project, two senior-level biochemical engineering courses: Bioseprations and Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory, and a junior-level Mathematical Methods for Chemical Engineers course. Recently, Dr. White has received a 2017 ASEE Chemical Engineering Summer School Poster Award and was voted Professor of the Year for the 2015-2016 academic year by the UC Davis chapter of AIChE. Currently, Dr. White is working on improving student engagement and enhancing achievement of ABET student outcomes in his senior design courses using student generated senior design project ideas. He is also investigating barriers to the success of students transferring into the UC Davis College of Engineering from community college. Dr. White's research background is in integrating reaction kinetics theory and machine learning algorithms in order to infer reaction mechanisms for viral systems. Prior to his appointment at UC Davis, Dr. White was an instructor in the engineering program at Manchester Community College in Manchester, CT.