Dr. Richard White
Expertise in: Broad range of ceramics, particularly refractories, medical devices, industrial minerals & fractography
Principal Consultant, Materials
As a highly experienced Geologist, Richard holds a Degree in Geochemistry and a Geology PhD. He is a chartered scientist (CSci) a fellow of the Institute of minerals, Materials and Mining (FiMMM), a council member and current President of the Western Institute of Mining and Minerals of IoM3 and a MIRefEng (Member of the Institute of Refractory Engineers).
With nearly thirty years of experience of working with ceramic and mineral based solutions across a range of applications. Much of the work has been around solving problems associated with the use and manufacture of ceramics. Richard’s current role as Principal Consultant Materials enables him to assist projects and teams across the group and to interact widely across clients in many industries.
Specialising in the analysis and characterization of minerals and industrial minerals for commercial utilisation, Richard is extremely knowledgeable in the interpretation of how data is important in the interplay between materials, fabrication and microstructures have a significant impact upon the ultimate performance.
Richard sits on a variety of national and international standardisation bodies, within BSI, CEN and ISO. He represents the UK on ceramic materials in medical devices, refractories and food contact testing for tableware. Richard's experience and knowledge has led to the presentation of many seminars and conference papers worldwide. Additionally, Richard has an extensive background as an expert witness and possesses a Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate.