Dan White

Email: dwhite@llnl.gov
Phone: +19254229870

Daniel White is the Deputy Division Leader of the Computational Engineering Division at LLNL. In this role Dr. White supervises approximately 60 engineers and scientists who work in the areas of electromagnetics, mechanics, defense systems, energy, materials, structures, and fluids. Dr. White attempts to stay technically involved in several projects. Currently, he is Principle Investigator on a DARPA project, he is Principle Investigator on an LDRD on the topic of model order reduction, and he consults on several projects that involve electromagnetic signatures and interactions.

Dr. White earned his Ph.D. in Computational Science from the College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis. He completed his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, also from UC Davis in 1985 and 1986, respectively. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Physical Society, and the Phi Kappa Phi and Tau Beta Pi academic honor societies. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing. Before joining LLNL, Dr. White was a Senior Engineer at Hughes Electronics , where he was involved in radar signal processing, electromagnetic scattering, and antenna design.


M. Barham, D. J. Steigman, D. White, “Magnetoelasticity of highly deformable thin films: Theory and simulation,” Int. J. Nonlinear Mechanics, Volume 47, Issue 2, March 2012, Pages 185–196. LLNL-JRNL-485221.


M. Barham, D. White, “Finite element simulation of permanent magnetoelastic thin films,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics,” IEEE Trans. Magnetics, v. 47, n. 5, pp.1402-1406, 2011. LLNL-POST-432576


M. Barham, D. White, D. Steigmann, “Finite element modeling of the deformation of magnetoelastic film,” J. Comp. Phys., 229, pp. 6193-6207, 2010. LLNL-JRNL-647634


D. White, “Using the Sherman-Morrison-Woodbury formula for coupling external circuits with FEM for simulation of eddy current problems,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol 45, n 10, pp. 3915 – 3918, 2009. LLNL-PROC-412721

M. Barham and D. White, “Finite Element Modeling of the Deformation of a Thin Magnetoelastic Film Compared to a Membrane Model,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 45, n. 10, pp. 4124 – 4127, 2009 LLNL-PROC-412042.

D. White, “Nonphysical reverse currents in transient finite element magnetics simulation,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol 45, n 4, pp. 1973 – 1989, 2008. LLNL-JRNL-404611

M. Stowell, B. Fasenfest, D. White, “Investigation of radar propagation in buildings: A 10 billion element FETD simulation,” IEEE Trans. Ant. Prop., v56, n 8, pp. 2241-2250, 2008. UCRL-JRNL-232301

R. Rieben, D. White, B. Wallin, J. Solberg, “An arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian discretization of MHD on 3D unstructured grids,” J. Comp. Phys. 226, pp. 534-570, 2007. UCRL-JRNL-222113

A. Fisher, G. Rodrigue, D. White, “An efficient vector finite element method for nonlinear electromagnetic modeling,” Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 225, Issue 210 August 2007, Pages 1331-1346. UCRL-JRNL-222488

D. White, B. Fansefest, R. Rieben, M. Stowell, “A QR accelerated volume-to-surface boundary condition for the finite element solution of eddy current problems,” IEEE Trans. Mag. V. 43, n. 5, pp. 1920-1934, 2007. UCRL-JRNL-224344

D. White, B. Fasenfest, “Performance of low-rank QR approximation of the finite element Biot-Savart law,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, v. 43, n. 4, pp 1485-1488, April 2007. UCRL-JRNL-225446

D. White, R. Rieben, B. Wallin, “'Coupling Magnetic Fields and ALE Hydrodynamics for 3D Simulations of MFCG's,” Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Megagauss Magnetic Field Generation, Santa Fe, NM, Nov. 5-10, 2006, pp 371-376. UCRL-JRNL-225074

J. Li, G. Burke, D. White, C. Thompson, K. Webb, “Design of near-field irregular diffractive optical elements using a multi-resolution direct binary search method,” Optics  Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 14, pp. 2157-2159 2006. UCRL-JRNL-217500

D. White, J. Koning, R. Rieben, “Development and Application of Compatible Discretizations of Maxwell’s Equations,” in Compatible Discretization of Partial Differential Equations, Springer-Verlag series on Mathematics and its Applications, v.142, 2006. UCRL-BOOK-212729 

P. Castillo, R. Rieben and D. White, "FEMSTER: An Object Oriented Class Library of High-Order Discrete Differential Forms,", ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, v 31, n. 4, pp 425-457, 2006. UCRL-JC-150281

R. Rieben, D. White, “Verification of high-order mixed finite element solution of transient magnetic diffusion problems,” IEEE Trans. Magnetics, v. 42, n. 1, pp 25-39, 2006. UCRL-JRNL-212411 

J. Pingenot, R. Rieben, D. White, D. Dudley, “Full wave analysis of RF signal attenuation in a lossy rough surface cave using a high order time domain vector finite element method,” J. Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, v. 20, n. 12, pp. 1695-1707,2006 

A. Fisher, G. Rodrigue, D. White, “A generalized mass lumping technique for vector finite element solutions of the time dependent Maxwell equations,” IEEE Trans. Ant. Prop.,v. 53 n. 9, pp 2900-2910, 2005. UCRL-JRNL-205643

R. Rieben, G. Rodrigue, D. White, “A high order mixed finite element method for solving the time dependent Maxwell equations on unstructured grids,” Journal of Computational Physics, v. 204, n. 4, pp. 490-519, 2005. UCRL-JRNL-204305

V. Jandhyala, P. Nikitin, J. D. Rockway, J. W. Rockway, N. Champagne, R. Sharpe. D. White, C.-J. R. Shi, and D. Allstot, "Electromagnetic modeling and electromagnetic circuit co-simulation of mixed-signal systems-on-chip", pp. 3281-3284 in Proc. IEEE APS-URSI Symp., Monterey, CA, June 2004. 

P. Nikitin, V. Jandhyala, D. White, N. Champagne, J. D. Rockway, C.-J. R. Shi, C. Yang, G. Ouyang, Y. Wang, R. Sharpe and J. Rockway, "Modeling and simulation of circuit-electromagnetic effects in electronic design flow," pp. 244-249 in Proc. IEEE 5th International Symp. on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED'04), San Jose. CA, March 2004.

R. Rieben, D. White, G. Rodrigue, “Improved conditioning of finite element matrices using new high order interpolatory bases,” IEEE Trans. Ant. Prop., v. 52, n. 10, pp 2675-2683, 2004. UCRL-JC-15229

R. Rieben, D. White, G. Rodrigue, “High order symplectic integration methods for finite element solutions to time dependent Maxwell’s equations,” IEEE Trans. Ant. Prop., v. 52, n. 8, pp 2190-2195, 2004. UCRL-JC-152872

P. Castillo, J. Koning, R. Rieben, D. White, “A discrete differential forms framework for computational electromagnetics,” Comp. Meth. Eng. Sci. Vol 5 No 4 pp 331 – 346, 2004. UCRL-JC-149836 

D. White, M. Stowell, “Full wave simulation of electromagnetic coupling effects in RF and mixed-signal ICs using a time-domain finite-element method,” IEEE Trans. Micro. Theory Tech., Vol 52, No. 5, pp 1040 -1414, 2004. UCRL-JC-155139

D. A. White and J. Koning, “Computing solenoidal eigenmodes of the vector Helmholtz equation: A novel approach,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 38, No. 5, September 2002. UCRL-JC-136971

G. Rodrigue and D. A. White, “A Vector Finite Element Time-Domain Method for Solving Maxwell's Equations on Unstructured Hexahedral Grids,” SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, Oct 1, 2001, V23(N3):683-706. UCRL-JC-131597

G. Rodrigue, D. White, J. Koning, ”Scalable Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Inversion of Vector Finite Element Mass Matrices,” J. Comput. Appl. Math, 123, (2000), pp. 307-321. UCRL-JC-134241

D. A. White, “Vector Finite Element Modeling of Optical Tweezers,” Computer Physics Communications, 128, 558-564, 2000. UCRL-JC-133295

D. A. White, “Numerical Modeling of Optical Gradient Traps using the Vector Finite Element Method,” Journal of Computational Physics, 159, 13-37, 2000. UCRL-JC-133021

D. A. White, “Numerical Dispersion of a Vector Finite Element Method on Distorted Hexahedral Grids,” Comm. Numer. Meth. Engng, 16, 47-55, 2000. UCRL-JC-129297

D. A. White, “Solution of Capacitance Systems using Incomplete Cholesky Fixed Point Iteration,” Comm. Numer. Meth. Engng., 15, pp. 373-380, 1999. UCRL-JC-129950

D. A. White, “Orthogonal Vector Basis Functions for Time-Domain Finite Element Solution of the Vector Wave Equation,” IEEE Trans. Magnetics, v. 35, n. 3, pp.1458-1462, 1999. UCRL-JC-129188

D. A. White and G. Rodrigue, “Improved Vector FEM Solutions of Maxwell’s Equations using grid Pre-Conditioning,” Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng., 40, 3815-3837, 1997. UCRL-JC-122893-REV-1