Thomas White

Assistant Professor

Contact Information


  • Ph.D., Physics, 2015 University of Oxford, UK
  • M.S., Physics, 2010 University of Bath, UK


Professional Experience

  • 2017-Present: Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
  • 2015-2017: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford, UK
  • 2015-2017: Visiting Academic, Imperial College London, UK
  • 2014-2015: Postdoctoral Researcher, Imperial College London, UK


  • Laboratory astrophysics and supersonic plasma turbulence
  • Equation of state and transport properties in planetary cores
  • Quantum (DFT) and classical molecular dynamics
  • Shock physics and material behavior at extreme conditions

Professional Awards

  • Culham Thesis Prize, Institute of Physics, UK, 2016
  • Ayliffe Prize, University of Bath, UK, 2010