Openings/Future Projects

Prof. Burns is always interested in working with motivated students. If you are interested in environmental cracking, please check out the projects listed below for upcoming graduate student openings. If you would like more information or are interested in applying, please contact Prof. Burns at jtb5r@virginia.edu with any questions you may have.

1. Exploring Hydrogen Embrittlement Fundamental Mechanisms in Ni alloys using 3D Microstructure Characterization

2. Elucidating the Role of Oxidation and Creep Mechanisms on High Temperature Fatigue Susceptibility

3. Modeling Atmospheric Stress Corrosion Cracking Behavior in Stainless Steel Storage Casks for Used Nuclear Fuel

4. Exploring the Environmental Cracking Behavior of High Performance Additively Manufactured Metals

5. Laser-based Characterization of Localized Plasticity Pertinent to Fatigue Crack Nucleation

6. Using Mechanistic Understanding to Inform Engineering-Scale Models of Corroded Aerospace Components