Howard White (CE)
Dr. Howard White serves the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Eglin Air Force Base, Ft. Walton Beach, FL, as the Technical Advisor and Chief Engineer responsible for the development and transition of the Air Force's ordnance technology programs including fuzing, energetic materials, damage mechanisms, and integrated ordnance concepts. He provides division level strategic technical direction for over 50 individual active technology efforts in a $50M+ annual portfolio of diverse 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, SBIR, and reimbursable programs.
Dr. White provides technical leadership and engineering oversight for over 220 in-house engineers, scientists, technicians, and support contractors spanning four remote sites with 79 buildings occupying more than 1,079 acres. He also serves as a member of various national DoD, OSD, and AFRL multi-disciplinary technology panels to identify technology gaps and critical enablers for robust and reliable ordnance technologies, e.g., DoD Fuze IPT, OSD Joint Fuze Technology Program, OSD Joint Munitions Program Technical Coordinating Groups for Penetration (TCG X) and Firing Systems (TCG XI), AFRL/RW Directorate Technology Council, and AFRL/RW Technology Protection Working Group. Prior to joining AFRL, he was a Mechanical Engineer at the US Army Engineer Research & Development Center (ERDC), Waterways Experiment Station (WES), Vicksburg, MS, where he worked on numerous projects related to hard target defeat, weapons effects, and test instrumentation development.
Dr. White received his Doctor of Philosophy in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, 1994. He has a MS degree from Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, 1988, and undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering (cum laude) from the Ole Miss.