Charles White, Ph.D., joined the mechanical engineering faculty in the David Crawford School of Engineering in 2018 after a long and distinguished career in industry, government, and academia.
Professor White began his career on active duty in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps serving at the Army Materials Technology Laboratory conducting research on the large deformation of materials. After nine years in the government, he worked for Saint-Gobain in materials research and then taught at Northeastern University in Boston for three years. The largest part of his career (18 years) was spent with the Gillette Company/P&G. He is a co-inventor of the razor blade edges in the top-of-the-line shaving systems and spent his last eight years at Gillette leading the razor blade engineering and R&D organization. He spent the three years immediately prior to joining Norwich as the head of R&D for the Velcro Companies.
Professor White is passionate about passing on his experience and engineering know-how to the next generations of engineers. He believes that mastery is built upon fundamentals, so establishing a solid foundation is key to a successful engineering career. He earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His current research interests include manufacturing systems, solid mechanics, and consumer products.
As a lifelong New Englander, Professor White enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking and is a passionate Boston sports fan.
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