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    Eltron R&D is over 30 years old and has experience in catalysis, materials, chemicals, analytical services, engineering design, prototype development, and technology feasibility studies.

  • about us
    About Us

    Eltron R&D is over 30 years old and has experience in catalysis, materials, chemicals, analytical services, engineering design, prototype development, and technology feasibility studies.

James H. White

Research Fellow

Jim White

Dr. White’s responsibilities at Eltron Research & Development Inc. include the conduct of research on the heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis of a wide variety of environmental and industrial processes. During his employment at Eltron he has designed, synthesized, and developed catalysts for electrochemical Fischer-Tropsch, hydrogenation, dehydrogenation, and dehydroisomerization chemistries, desulfurization, oxidative coupling of hydrocarbons, exhaust gas purification, low temperature oxidation of VOCs, decontamination of chemical warfare agents, selective oxidation of hydrocarbons, and the direct oxidation of methanol in fuel cells.

He is currently developing catalysts and processes for chemical looping chemistries, coal gasification, Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis (FTS), reverse water-gas-shift, high temperature combustion, low temperature ignition, direct decomposition of nitrogen oxides, abatement of VOCs, destruction of chemical warfare agents, epoxidation of propylene, hydrogen peroxide production, and direct benzene hydroxylation. His other interests include statistical experimental design and process optimization, solid state chemistry, surface science, structure-reactivity correlations in catalysis and electrocatalysis, ionic and electronic conduction in solids, scattering of X-rays and particles from solids, and electrochemical device development.

Dr. White received a B.S. in Chemistry from California Polytechnic State University in 1982 and a Ph.D. in Chemistry (with an emphasis in electrochemistry and surface science) from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1985. His graduate work was followed by postdoctoral appointments in the Department of Chemistry at Cornell University and in the Surface Center at the University of Cincinnati. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.