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Claire White
Claire White

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Ph.D. (Chem. Eng.), University of Melbourne, 2010
B.Eng. (Civil Eng., Hons.) / B.Sci. (Physics), University of Melbourne, 2006

Room: E326 Engineering Quad
Phone: 609-258-6263

Webpage: Sustainable Cements Group

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • Gustavo Colonetti Medalist (RILEM, 2019)
  • Howard B. Wentz Jr. Junior Faculty Award (Princeton University, 2017)
  • CAREER Award (National Science Foundation, 2016)
  • Discovery Early Career Research Award 2013, Australian Research Council
  • Outstanding Student Research Prize 2012 in recognition of outstanding accomplishment in the area of neutron scattering, Neutron Scattering Society of America
  • Australian Postgraduate Award 2007-2010, Australian Research Council

Concurrent University Appointments

  • Associated Faculty, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Associated Faculty, Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering
  • Associated Faculty, Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Associated Faculty, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Science (PRISM)


  • CEE364 Materials in Civil Engineering
  • ENE506 Sychrotron and neutron techniques for energy materials
  • ENE267 Materials for energy technologies and efficiency


Research Interests

Dr. White’s research group centers on investigating the long-term behavior of low-CO2 concrete and the mineralization processes during CO2 capture and storage. Key topics of research include: durability of alkali-activated cements; atomic and nanoscale morphology of cementitious materials; reaction kinetics of cement formation; amorphous carbonate materials; combined modeling/experimental methodologies; Monte Carlo methods; ab-initio calculations; total scattering analysis.

Researh Areas

  • Alkali-activated cement technology
  • CO2 capture and storage
  • Multiscale analysis of disordered materials

Updated: January 31, 2018