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David White CEng, CEnv, FIAgrE, MIMechE, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Engineering

Teaching Duties

  • Design of agricultural machinery.
  • Soil Management.
  • Mathematics.
  • Static and dynamic analysis of engineering components and systems.

Research Interests

  • Traffic and tillage systems (UK and Illinois, USA).
  • Use of X Ray Computed Tomography for the analysis of soils.
  • Sustainable design of agricultural machinery and off road vehicles.
  • Precision Agriculture.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of The Institution of Agricultural Engineers
  • Member of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Chartered Engineer
  • Chartered Environmentalist

Academic Department: Engineering

Tel: +44 (0)1952 815357

Fax: +44 (0)1952 814783

Office: Agricultural Engineering Innovation Centre

Research profile: ORCID


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Other publications

  • Edwards, G, White, D R, Munkholm, L J, Sørensena, C G, Lamandé, M. (2016) Modelling the readiness of soil for different methods of tillage. Journal of Soil and Tillage Research. 155
  • Walley, K.; Goodall, S.; Humphries, A.; Huntington, J.; White, D.; and Asson, T (2016) Key Dimensions of Personal Innovativeness. International Journal of Business and Innovation Research. (Accepted for publication.)
  • Arslan S, Misiewicz PA, Smith EK, Underhill T, Franklin K, White DR, Godwin RJ (2015) The effect of tire tracks on draft force requirements of soil tillage and field traffic systems, ASABE Annual International Meeting (Paper Number: 2189648, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 26–29, 2015)
  • Clare DA, Metcalfe MWJ, Fillingham R, White DR, Korte H (2015) Real world measurement of carbon dioxide emissions of an agricultural tractor using a portable emissions measurement system. (VDI Conference, Hannover, Germany - Land Technik AgEng2015, 6-7 November 2015)
  • Fillingham R, Blackmore, B S, Clare DA, White DR, Korte H (2015) Development of a model to optimise the energy requirement of a grain harvest. VDI (Conference, Hannover, Germany - Land Technik AgEng2015, 6-7 November 2015)
  • GOODALL S, HUMPHRIES A, BIRKS G, WALLEY K, WHITE D, SHENTON R, HUNTINGTON J (2014) Micro Anaerobic Digestion. (Poster presented at the UK AD & Biogas conference, Hall 3, Birmingham, 2-3 July 2014.)
  • GOODALL S, WALLEY K, HUMPHRIES A, HUNTINGTON J, WHITE D, ASSON T, THELWELL S (2014) Improving the efficiency and sustainability of food supply chains: The market potential for micro-scale anaerobic digestion in the UK. (Presented at the Sustainable food logistics and collaboration networks in basic and applied scientific research theme at the WiCaNeM 2014 conference, Isle of Capri, Italy, 4-6 June 2014)
  • SULAIMAN N, CROOK M, MISCIEWICZ P, WHITE D, GODWIN R (2014) The effect of tillage systems on soil strength properties and the anchorage moment of winter wheat The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, (Presented at the ASABE and CSBE/SCGAB Annual International Meeting, July 13 - 16, 2014 Montreal, Quebec Canada. pp 1 - 19)
  • SULAIMAN N, CROOK M, MISCIEWICZ P, WHITE D, GODWIN R (2014) Effect of Soil Type and Bulk Density on the Above Ground Properties Associated with Lodging and on the Anchorage Strength of Wheat. (Poster presentation abstract at ASA, CSSA, & SSSA International Annual Meeting, Nov. 2 – 5, 2014, Long Beach, CA, USA)
  • SMITH EK, MISIEWICZ PA, CHANEY K, WHITE DR, GODWIN RJ (2013) An investigation into the effect of traffic and tillage on soil properties and crop yields. (Proceedings of the 2013 Annual International ASABE Meeting 21-24 July. Kansas City, Missouri. )
  • MASEBU HP, CROOK MJ, WHITE DR, GODWIN RJ (2013) The longitudinal tensile strength properties of the Sorghum Bicolor stem. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology 2 (Pages 5426-5433.)
  • MASEBU HP, WHITE DR, CHICO-SANTAMARTA L, CROOK MJ, GODWIN RJ (2013) Design, fabrication and operation of a static laboratory grain stripping rig for the study of stripping of sorghum panicles by various stripping tools. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology 2 (Pages 7613-7619.)
  • CHICO-SANTAMARTA L, GODWIN RJ, CHANEY K, WHITE D, HUMPHRIES AC Energy 50: 429-437. DOI: 10.1016/ (2013) On-farm storage of baled and pelletized canola (Brassica napus L.) straw: variations in the combustion related properties. Energy 50 (pages 429-437)
  • MASEBU HP, CHICO-SANTAMARTA L, CROOK MJ, WHITE DR, GODWIN RJ (2013) Effectiveness of redesigned larger grain stripping tools on stripping Sorghum Bicolor grains off the panicles. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology 2 (pages 5607-5616)
  • CHICO-SANTAMARTA L, CHANEY K, GODWIN RJ, WHITE DR and HUMPHRIES AC (2012) Physical quality changes during the storage of canola (Brassica napus L.) straw pellets. Applied Energy Journal 95 (Pages 220-226)
Additional Information
  • Vice President of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers: May 2010 to May 2012.
  • Member of Council of The Institution of Agricultural Engineers: May 2010 to May 2012.
  • Committee Member of the Wrekin Branch of the IAgrE.
  • Committee Member and Vice- Chairman of the Staffordshire Area of the IMechE.
  • Trustee of The Douglas Bomford Trust.
  • Jury Member of the Claas Stiftung Foundation, Germany.
  • Member of the IMechE Food and Drink Forum.
  • Reviewer for Agronomy Research
  • Member of Scientific and Technical committee for 1st AXEMA EuroAgEng Conference, France 2017  

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