Faculty Profile

Robert A White

Mechanical Science and Engineering
Robert A White
Robert A White
Professor Emeritus

Education

  • Ph.D., ME, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1963
  • M.S., ME, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1959
  • B.S., ME, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1957

Academic Positions

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UIUC, Dec. 1994-date
  • Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UIUC, 1972-94
  • Director, Automotive Systems Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UIUC, June 1978-date
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UIUC, 1968-72
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UIUC, 1965-68
  • Instructor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UIUC, 1961-63
  • Instructor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UIUC, 1959-60

Other Professional Employment

  • Allison Div. of General Motors Corp., Indianapolis, Summer 1965
  • Senior Research Scientist, Aeronautical Res. Inst. of Sweden, Bromma, Sweden, 1963-65
  • Research Engineer, H. H. Korst Engineering Consultant, 1962-63, 1965-date
  • Research Engineer, Aeronautical Res. Inst. of Sweden (while on leave from University of Illinois as a Fulbright Scholar), 1960-61
  • Consulting Engineer, H. D. Bareither, Consultant, 1957-62

Major Consulting Activities

  • RUF Automobile GMBH, Germany, 1993-date
  • SAIC, 1987-date
  • Porsche KG., Weissach, Germany, 1977-date
  • Aeronautical Res. Inst. of Sweden, Bromma, Sweden, 1967-date

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Fang, T., R. E. Coverdill, C. F. Lee, and R. A. White, "Smokeless Combustion Within a Small-bore HSDI Diesel Engine Using a Narrow Angle Injector," Journal of Engine (accepted for publication), 2007.

Honors

  • Department of the Air Force, Medal and Award for Meritorious Civilian Service, 1991
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 1991
  • Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 1986
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1986
  • NATO Senior Fellowship in Science, 1968
  • Thord-Gray Fellow in Physics, Scandinavian-American Foundation, 1968
  • Fulbright Scholarship, 1960-61

Other Honors

  • Member, Sigma Xi
  • Member, Pi Tau Sigma
  • Member, Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • National Research Council; Member, Air Force Studies Board, 1989-90
  • Member, National Research Council, Air Force Studies Board Committee,on Maintenance of Air Force Personnel Performance, 1988-91
  • Historian, Supersonic Tunnel Association (STA), 1990-present