BioPh.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Nuclear Engineering Program, University of Florida, 2022M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Nuclear Engineering Program, University of Florida, 2020B.S. Chemistry, ACS certified, Cum Laude: Departmental Valedictorian, Valdosta State University, 2017
Kory Burns is an incoming Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering starting Fall 2024. After obtaining a B.S. in Chemistry from Valdosta State University in 2017, he completed an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2020 and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2022, both from the University of Florida. He is currently conducting research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a Research Scientist from 2022 – 2024.
The Burns Lab, also known as the BEAM (Burns' Electronic and Advanced Materials) lab focuses on using ion, photon, and electron beams to modify the surface geometry of advanced materials. Specifically, the BEAM lab is interested in using ion beam modification of nanostructured materials to manipulate atomic configurations, machine learning for high throughput analysis, monochromated electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) to examine infrared excitations in functional materials, and in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to simulate harsh environmental conditions and push materials far from equilibrium conditions.