Scott Ray White (February 2, 1963 – May 28, 2018) was an American engineer.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri on February 2, 1963 and raised in Harrisonville, Missouri, White obtained a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Missouri Institute of Science and Technology.
He continued his studies at Washington University and Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a master's degree and doctorate, respectively.
White began teaching at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1990, and was eventually named Donald B.
Willett Professor in Aerospace Engineering.
In 2013, he was awarded a Humboldt Research Award.He died of ocular melanoma at the age of 55 on May 28, 2018, and is survived by his wife and colleague Nancy Sottos.