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Emeritus Faculty

Beth Opila

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


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).