Postdocs and Research Scientists

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Zachary Harris

Zachary Harris
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Boise State University, 2014
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia, 2018. zdh8kt@virginia.edu

Zach joined the Burns Group in August 2014 after completing his undergraduate work at Boise State. He came to the University of Virginia after developing a keen interest in environmentally-assisted fracture while interning at Sandia National Laboratories in CA. In the lab, Zach is working to better understand the influence of strengthening precipitate morphology on hydrogen-assisted cracking in Ni-based superalloys. This work will be used to better inform micromechanical models and provide insight into crack tip-deformation interactions in precipitation-strengthed materials. Outside of the lab, he enjoys spending time with wife, Michelle, being outdoors, playing basketball, talking with his family back in CA, and reading.