B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Florida Polytechnic University 2018 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristyn graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Polytechnic University and joined the Burns group in June of 2018. Due to her love for research and experimental work in the lab as an undergrad, it was natural for her to pursue a PhD. Kristyn has a passion for materials science, and within the Burns group is researching high performance coatings for 7xxx series alloys to help prevent corrosion and cracking. When not researching Kristyn has a second passion for illustrative art, which she pursues as much as she can, and exploring new places that are perfect for reading.
B.A. Chemistry, Rollins College 2017 email@example.com
Luke graduated from Rollins College with a degree in Chemistry and joined the Burns Research Group in July 2017. His interest in material science stemmed from his interest in practical application of his studies in chemistry to the field of engineering. His research is focused on the fatigue cracking of aerospace aluminum in high altitude environments. He enjoys playing baseball and other sports, hanging out with friends, explaining his accent, and talking to his family and girlfriend back home in Orlando.
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Boise State University, 2014 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
B.S. Geology, Texas A&M University, 2015 email@example.com
Matt joined the Burns group in July 2015 after conducting nanocomposite research and obtaining a B.S. in Geology with dual honors at Texas A&M University. He has primarily developed an interest in crystallography and environmental effects through studying mineralogy and oceanography. These interests have led to his work under Drs. Burns and Scully studying functional smart coatings to mitigate intergranular corrosion and stress corrosion cracking in 5000 series Al-Mg naval alloys. When not in the lab, he often tries to soak up a bit of nature through fishing and hiking, or he simply enjoys painting, language study, and exercise.
B.S. Chemistry, University of Virginia, 2015 firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick joined the Burns Group in June 2015 after earning his BS degree here at the University of Virginia. As a chemistry major, Patrick actively sought out materials science research and classes, eventually working for two years under Prof. Fitz-Gerald on projects such as creating Fe-Ni nanoparticles using Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation (MAPLE) and surface laser modification of magnesium alloys for improved corrosion resistance. His current research focuses on the environmentally-assisted stress corrosion cracking of 5xxx series aluminum in atmospheric conditions. Outside of work, Patrick enjoys playing video games, IM sports, camping, and hanging out with his friends.
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Boise State University, 2015 email@example.com
Adam joined the Burns Group in August of 2016. His educational and professional life started when he got his Associate’s Degree in Electron Microscopy at MATC, a technical college in Madison, Wisconsin. He then moved to Boise, Idaho to start his career at Micron Technology working in their TEM lab, while pursuing his undergraduate at Boise State University. He came to the University of Virginia after spending 12 years in Idaho, where he is now working on understanding the effects of low temperature and low water vapor pressure on fatigue crack propagation rates in aerospace aluminum alloys. When not in the lab he enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristen, his four pets (2 dogs/2 cats), talking with his family in Wisconsin/Idaho, cooking and watching football.
B.S. Systems Engineering, University of Virginia, Expected May 2019 firstname.lastname@example.org
Raewyn Haines is a fourth-year student from Vienna, Virginia, currently pursuing a degree in Systems Engineering with a minor in Materials Science Engineering. She joined the Burns Group in Fall of 2016. She is a member of Virginia Motorsports (in which she works with a team to build and race an off-road vehicle) and in her free time enjoys running and hiking.
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Virginia, Expected May 2021 email@example.com
Justine Schulte is a currently a second-year student from Trout Run, Pennsylvania. She is currently pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering as well as a minor in Materials Science. She joined the Burns Group in the spring of 2018. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, painting, theater and occasionally reading a word or two.