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Edgar A. Starke, Jr.

Edgar A. Starke, Jr.
University Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Florida 1964
M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Illinois 1961
B.S. Metallurgical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute 1960

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of Virginia
PO Box 400745
395 McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4745
Office: Wilsdorf Hall Room 222
p: 434-242-6332
f: 434-982-5660


professional experience | research interests | awards & honors | selected publications













Major Professional Experience


Research Metallurgist, Savannah River Laboratory, 1962-1962, Professor Georgia Institute of Technology 1964-1982, Oglesby Professor, University of Virginia 1983-, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia 1984-1994, University Professor 1994-present


Research Interests


Light metals and alloys, aluminum alloys, titanium alloys & aerospace materials. Development of alloy chemistry, processing, microstructure development and property relationships.



Selected Awards & Honors


Metal Award of the Nonferrous Division of the Wire Association, 1972

ASM International Alpha Sigma Mu Lecture, 1988 & 1997

Fellow, ASM International 1993

Fellow of the Materials Society of AIME, 2002

National Academy of Engineering, elected 1998



Selected Publications


A.W. Zhu, B.M. Gable, G.J. Shiflet and E.A. Starke, Jr., “The Intelligent Design of Aluminum Alloys,” (Invited) Advanced Engineering Materials, Vol. 4, No. 11 pp. 839-846 (2002).

B.M. Gable, A.A. Csontos and E.A Starke, Jr., “A Quench Sensitivity Study of the Novel All-Li-Cu-X Alloy AF/C458” J. of Light Metals, Vol. 2, No. 2 pp. 65-76 (2002).

N. Unlu, B.M. Gable, G.J. Shiflet and E.A. Starke, Jr., “The Effect of Cold Work on the Precipitation of W and q’ in a Ternary Al-Cu-Mg Alloy,” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Vol. 31A, No. 12, pp. 2757-2769 (2003).

B.M. Gable, G.J. Shiflet and E.A. Starke, Jr., “The Effect of Si Addition on the Precipitation of W in Al-Cu-Mg-(Ag) Alloys,” Scripta Materialia, Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 149-153 (2003).

James C. Williams and Edgar A. Starke, Jr., “Progress in Structural Materials for Aerospace Systems,” (invited) Acta Materialia, Vol. 51, pp. 5775-5799 (2003).



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