Dr. Ashley White
Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences
Division of Materials Research
Class of 2012
Ashley White's work in the Division of Materials Research has encompassed a wide range of activities, including organizing workshops on biomaterials and sustainability and writing policy articles on DMR investments. Over the next year, she will be involved in designing a brochure for the division, organizing a workshop for CAREER awardees, and supporting DMR's interests in the Materials Genome Initiative and Sustainable Materials.
Ashley is a Materials Scientist by training, having received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge as a Marshall Scholar and NSF Graduate Research Fellow. She stayed on in Cambridge as a postdoctoral researcher before moving to DC in 2010 to serve as the MRS/OSA Congressional Fellow in the Office of Senator Franken. She is also an alumna of Virginia Tech, where she earned a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering and a B.A. in Music. Outside work, Ashley is a violinist with the Capital City Symphony, bakes birthday cakes, and teaches an undergraduate class on the connections between science and music.