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Joshua A. White


Portrait of  Joshua A. White
  • Title
    Deputy Division Leader for Science & Technology
  • Email
  • Phone
    (925) 422-3939

About me

I serve as Deputy Division Leader for Science & Technology within the Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division at LLNL. In this role, I focus on strategic planning and oversight of the Division's scientific capabilities and research portfolio. I also support the Division Leader in managing approximately 150 scientific and technical staff.

I am also an active research scientist, focusing mainly on greenhouse gas mitigation technologies such as geologic carbon storage and underground hydrogen storage. My work integrates numerical method development, high performance computing, and field monitoring techniques to improve the performance of these complex systems.  Please see the publications link for a representative snapshot of my work.

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

Google Scholar Link

Selected Publications:

A. Borio, F.P. Hamon, N. Castelletto, J.A. White, R.R. Settgast. Hybrid mimetic finite-difference and virtual element formulation for coupled poromechanics (2021). Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 383:113917.

M. Cusini, J.A. White, N. Castelletto, R.R. Settgast (2021). Simulation of coupled multiphase flow and geomechanics in porous media with embedded discrete fractures. Int. J. Numer. Analy. Meth. Geomech 45(5):563-584.

J.T. Camargo, J.A. White, and R.I. Borja (2021). A macroelement stabilization for mixed finite element/finite volume discretizations of multiphase poromechanics. Computational Geosciences 25(2):775-792.

S.J. Semnani and J.A. White (2020). An inelastic homogenization framework for layered materials with planes of weakness. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 370:113221.

Q.M. Bui, D. Osei-Kuffuor, N. Castelletto, J.A. White (2020). A scalable multigrid reduction framework for multiphase poromechanics of heterogeneous media. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 42(2):B379-B396.

J.A. White, N. Castelletto, S. Klevtsov, Q.M. Bui, D. Osei-Kuffuor (2019). A two-stage preconditioner for multiphase poromechanics in reservoir simulation. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 357:112575.

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

J.A. White, N. Castelletto, and H.A. Tchelepi (2016). Block-partitioned solvers for coupled poromechanics: a unified framework. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 303:55-57.

J.A. White, L. Chiaramonte, S. Ezzedine, W. Foxall, Y. Hao, A. Ramirez, and W. McNab (2014). 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.

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

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.

  • Global Security Gold Award to the GEOSX Development Team, LLNL, 2021
  • R&D100 Award for the National Risk Assessment Partnership Toolset, 2017
  • Physical & Life Sciences Directorate Publication Award, LLNL, 2016
  • Deputy Director for Science & Technology Publication Award, LLNL, 2015
  • Lawrence Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009 - 2012
  • Centennial Teaching Assistant Award, Stanford University, 2007
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2006
  • Stanford University Graduate Fellowship, 2004