Burns Group News

News and updates from the Burns Research Group

    Looking for new undergraduate student researchers

    September 03, 2021

    With the departure of 3/5ths of our fantastic undergraduate research assistants, we are currently looking for more UGRA help! If you would like to hear about the UGRA positions we have open at the moment, come to the MSE Research Fair on September 8th at 4:00 pm in the Wilsdorf Atrium. The below flyer, created by Alex Uy, lists the research fair details.

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    Erin, Kallia, and Justine begin their post-undergraduate careers

    September 03, 2021

    Erin, Kallia, and Justine have graduated from UVA. Justine is leaving to pursue her PhD at UCSB in materials science, Erin has decided to try her hand in industry, and Kallia is pursuing a PhD at UVA. They are all phenomenal research assistants and we are sad to see them go, but very proud of and excited for them! 

    Luke Brown successfully proposes his dissertation work

    June 15, 2021

    Congrats Luke!

    Adam Thompson successfully proposes his dissertation work

    October 17, 2020


    2020 Qualification exams

    September 30, 2020

    2020 has been a wild ride, but that hasn't stopped Mike, Alex, and Carly from passing qualification exams!  

    Sarah Blust joins the Burns Group

    August 10, 2020

    Sarah is working on studying SCC in nuclear waste containers made from stainless steels. She was awarded the Olsen graduate fellowship for her oustanding undergraduate and post-undergraduate research. We are so excited to work with you, Sarah!

    Patrick Steiner has successfully defended his PhD work!

    August 01, 2020

    Dr. Steiner has successfully defended his PhD research titled "Mechanistic Studies of Intergranular Stress Corrosion Cracking in Al-Mg Alloys under Atmospheric Exposure Conditions". He's now moving onto his post-doc position in Ohio. Bye Patrick!

    Patrick Steiner Successfully Defended his Proposal!

    December 13, 2018

    Patrick's proposal, titled "Mechanistic Studies of Intergranular Corrosion and Stress Corrosion Cracking Under Atmospheric Exposure Conditions", investigates SCC cracking in 5xxx series aluminum in saline and chloride rich environments.

    Adam Thompson and Dr. Zach Harris' New Publication

    December 01, 2018

    Adam Thompson and Zach Harris' paper entitled "Examination of focused ion beam-induced damage during platinum deposition in the near-surface region of an aerospace aluminum alloy" is accepted for publication in Micron.

    Congrats Dr. Harris!

    November 30, 2018

    Zach Harris has successfully defended his dissertation titled "Elucidating Microstructural Contributions to Hydrogen Embrittlement Susceptibility in Ni-base Alloys". Great work!