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Alice White - Physicist and Team Manager

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Job Info

Bell Labratories

Position Type:
Product Development

Job skills:
Complex problem solving
Synthesizing information
Mathematical skills
Lab or instrumentation skills
Knowledge of physics principles
Modeling or simulation
Data analysis
Team work

Alice White's Job:
In her current job,  White wears two hats. One hat is that of a physicist,  doing research on projects. White enjoys being a researcher for a corporation. It gives you a lot of flexibility, " White said. "I've had a chance to learn many things."

The other hat she wears is that of team manager. She attends meetings and reports on the teams progress to management,  and relays the managements expectations to the team.

My Previous Jobs:
Right after her postdoctoral training at bell,  White discovered a new technique known as mesotaxy. Mesotaxy is a method for growing metal within silicon. This work made in easier for manufacturing connections within electronics.

Career Facts

Employer Type:

Current Location:
Berkeley Heights, NJ

Physics Degree:

Educational Information

BS - Physics,  Middlebury College
PhD - Physics,  Harvard

More about Alice White

Alice White's other interests:
White enjoys skiing and biking,  and goes to local elementary schools to give physics presentations and talks.

Alice White's home page:

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Alice White


Alice White was born in Berkley Heights,  New Jersey. Her father was also a physicist fro Bell Labs. She attended Middlebury College in Vermont. During the summers for her sophomore,  junior,  and senior years,  White worked as an intern for Bell Labs as part of their Bell Laboratories Summer Research Program for women and minorities. After graduation from Middlebury,  she was awarded a fellowship from the Bell Laboratories Graduate Research Program for Women. She went on to earn her Ph.D. from Harvard.

White is married to another Bell Labs Physicist,  and has two daughters.