Mary Anne White Materials Science

Developed a new class of heat absorbing chemicals

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The Story

White developed a new class of chemicals which absorb waste heat from industrial processes, and which can also be used to insulate homes. She and her colleagues are now testing energy efficient materials that have been designed with heat storage properties in a solar home in the Halifax area. A recognized researcher and teacher, White is also a tireless promoter of science, appearing on national radio and television. Her textbook, Properties of Materials, was released in 1999.

Sources: Focus vol. 2, # 2; Canadian Who’s Who 1993; Canadian Women: Risktakers and Changemakers 1994; Inventive Women; Image: McMaster Chemical Extracts, Sept 2001

The Person

Birthdate
December 28, 1953
Birthplace
London, Ontario
Residence
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Family Members
  • Husband: Robert L. White, BSc, PhD
  • Son: David (b. 1982)
  • Daughter: Alice (b. 1985)
Title
Killam Research Professor in Material Science and Professor, Chemistry and Physics
Office
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Status
Working
Degrees
  • BSc, University of Western Ontario, 1975
  • PhD, McMaster University, 1980
Awards
  • Noranda Award (Canadian Society for Chemistry), 1996
  • Sunner Memorial Award for research in thermodynamics, 1994
  • Fellow, Chemical Institute of Canada
  • Faculty of Science Award for Excellence in Teaching (Dalhousie University)
  • McMaster Alumni Hall of Fame inductee, 2001
Last Updated
March 9, 2011
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