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Douglas White
Assistant Professor

Contact Information

SBDG 309

Additional Information

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Courses Taught

Introductory calculus-based physics courses and labs,  Introductory algebra-based physics labs and physical science labs


B.S., Physics, North Georgia College & State University (2002)

M.S., Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2007)

PhD, Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2010)

Research Interests

Laboratory astrophysics and astrochemistry, Observational Astronomy, Infrared absorption spectroscopy

Research Experiences

Postdoctoral Fellow at NASA Ames Research Center (2011-2013)

Dr. White works to create laboratory analogs of ice mixtures that can be found on outer-planetary surfaces in the Solar System and icy dust grains in the interstellar medium.  Understanding the chemical reactions and thermal processes of this helps us to understand developments in the early Solar System and precursors to more complex molecules that may lead to life.