The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2015
Dr. White is an associate professor of chemistry and the director of the environmental studies program at Haverford College. She received a masteris degree in chemistry from the University of Sussex, U.K., and a Ph.D. in chemical oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Joint Program. Dr. Whiteis research examines the persistence of oil and other organic contaminants in the marine environment. Her work seeks to examine how the chemical structure, physical associations, and bioavailability of specific compounds determine their cycling and eventual fate. Her research at Haverford College has been funded by an National Science Foundation RAPID grant to determine the impact of theDeepwater Horizonoil spill on a deep-water coral community in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as a grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to examine the weathering of petroleum and dispersant components in the deep-sea, on Gulf Coast beaches, and in laboratory incubations.