Melissa White, PhD

Instructional Assistant Professor

Office: Suite 380, Herbert Wertheim Laboratory for Engineering Excellence
Phone: (352) 294-7906


  • Ph.D. Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • M.S. Engineering, Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, University of Notre Dame
  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami


Dr. White develops and instructs course curriculum in Engineering Innovation and Engineering Entrepreneurship to the students in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. She works with faculty and students to build creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship across campus and in the community.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Miami. After her undergraduate studies, Melissa completed her Master of Science degree in Engineering, Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship from the University of Notre Dame. She earned her doctorate in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a certificate health systems engineering from North Carolina State University. Prior to joining UF, Dr. White helped co-found the non-profit the Medical Innovators Collaborative (MEDIC), whose goal is to create an environment where students across the universities in the Research Triangle can collaborate with clinicians and industry partners to foster medical innovations.