2021 Recipient(s): James T. Burns
Professor Burns received a B.S degree from the United States Air Force Academy in Engineering Mechanics with a Mathematics minor in 2002 and completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia. He also has served as an Aircraft Battle Damage Engineer and Assistant Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP) manager for the C-130 and as a Research Engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory. His research focuses on the intersection of metallurgy, solid mechanics, and electrochemistry.
Burns is an Associate Professor in the Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia, USA