White, Ian

Ian White
Associate Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Institute for Systems Research
A. James Clark School of Engineering
2216 Jeong H. Kim Building
Phone: 
301-405-6230
General Research Interests: 
  • Disease detection
  • Optical biosensors
  • Ring resonators
  • SERS
  • Lab-on-a-chip
Background: 

Dr. White has served as an Assistant Professor with the Fischell Department of Bioengineering since 2008. He received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Missouri in 1997. He then received a Masters degree in 2000 and a Ph.D. degree in 2002 in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, where he studied photonic devices, transmission, and networking. While at Stanford, Dr. White also worked as a systems test engineer for Onetta, Inc., a photonic systems startup company in San Jose, CA. Then, from 2002 to 2005, Dr. White worked at Sprint's Advanced Technology Laboratory in Burlingame, CA. He then changed fields to bioengineering and worked as a postdoctoral fellow from 2005 - 2008 at the University of Missouri. Since 2008, he has led a research group within the University of Maryland's Fischell Department of Bioengineering that investigates microsystems for the study and diagnosis of disease at the cellular and molecular level.