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Stephen J. Burns

Professor Of Mechnical Engineering And Materials Science
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Areas of expertise: Fracture Mechanics and Slitting, Deformation Kinetics, Electronic Phase Transformations in High Temperature Superconductors

Press contact:
Leonor Sierra

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July 07, 2003

Burns is a recognized authority on materials and fracture mechanics. His contributions to materials engineering focus on the control of crack growth and fatigue crack propagation. He has pioneered the concepts of crack-tip shielding from plastic deformation and his ideas are widely used to retard cracking in design. Burns has consulted for many companies, presented seminars and has published over 150 papers and articles.