Joshua A White

Group Leader, Subsurface Transport
Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division
Phone: +19254223939


  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2009
  • M.Sc., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2007
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2004

Research Interests

My research focuses on integrating field monitoring techniques with large-scale computing to improve our understanding of complex geologic systems. Applications of interest include geologic carbon sequestration, unconventional energy production, and induced seismicity.


  • Lawrence Postdoctoral Fellowship, September 2009 to August 2012
  • Centennial Teaching Assistant Award, Stanford University, 2007
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2006
  • Stanford University Graduate Fellowship, 2004

Selected Publications

J.A. White & W. Foxall. Assessing induced seismicity risk at CO2 storage projects. Recent progress and remaining challenges. Int. J. Greenhouse Gas Control, 49:413-424, 2016.

J.A. White, N. Castelletto, and H.A. Tchelepi. Block-partitioned solvers for coupled poromechanics: a unified framework. Comp. Meth. Appl. Mech. Eng. 303:55-57, 2016.

J.A. White, L. Chiaramonte, S. Ezzedine, W. Foxall, Y. Hao, A. Ramirez, and W. McNab. Geomechanical behavior of the reservoir and caprock system at the In Salah CO2 Storage Project, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(24):8747-8752, 2014.

J.A. White. Anisotropic damage of rock joints during cyclic loading: Constitutive framework and numerical integration. Int. J. Numer. Analy. Meth. Geomech 28(10):1036-1057, 2014.

J.A. White and R.I. Borja (2011). Block-preconditioned Newton-Krylov solvers for fully coupled flow and geomechanics, Computational Geosciences (15) 647-659.

J.A. White and R.I. Borja (2008). Stabilized low-order finite elements for coupled solid-deformation/fluid-diffusion and their application to fault-zone transients, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (197) 4353-4366.

J.A. White, R.I. Borja, and J.T. Fredrich (2006). Calculating the effective permeability of sandstone with multiscale lattice Boltzmann/finite element simulations, Acta Geotechnica (1) 195-209.