Welcome to the Burns Environmental Fracture Research Group website. The group is part of the Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering, which is a group operating inside the Materials Science and Engineering Department at UVa. The group's research centers around the effect of various environments on the properties and performance of engineering metals. This site contains a general overview of the group's research interests, ongoing work, members, contributors, and facilities.
Left: Dr. Burns consults with some of his students about experimental procedures in lab. Right: The ultra-high vacuum hydraulic frame.