Grace G Burke

Distinguished R&D Staff

Grace Burke is a Distinguished R&D Staff member in the Materials Science and Technology Division. She is an industry-recognized scientific leader in the fields of advanced microstructural characterization, irradiation embrittlement, and the technology of materials for nuclear power applications. Her research interests focus on environment-sensitive behavior of materials, irradiation damage, phase transformations, precipitation, and segregation. She has extensive experience in the application of advanced characterization techniques such as analytical electron microscopy (TEM, STEM, HVEM, SEM, and in situ TEM), atom probe field-ion microscopy, and quantitative microanalysis to structure-properties investigations in a wide variety of power generation and technologically important materials. 

Burke is also a professor emeritus in the Department of Materials at the University of Manchester, UK. She is a Fellow of ASM International, the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (UK), the Microscopy Society of America, the MicroAnalysis Society, and the Royal Microscopical Society. She has a B.S. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in metallurgy from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.