James P Burns

Staff Technician Atom Probe Laboratories

James Burns received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1992. Following a highly successful career as a pawnbroker, he went back to school and received his Associate of Applied Science Degree with an Engineering Technology/Electrical Engineering Concentration from Pellissippi State Community College in 2017. After working as a lab technician at PSCC, he was hired as a lab technician for the atom probe laboratories at ORNL in 2018.

2023 CNMS Division award- CNMS Technical Support award for exceptional support of the CNMS Atom Probe Facilities

2023 Physical Sciences Directorate Technician Award- Core values award for impact through outstanding contributions- for multidivisional support for high impact research and microscopy lab operations

University of Tennessee At Knoxville, B.S.  Business Administration Logistics & Transportation

Pellissippi State Community College, A.A.S.  Electrical Engineering Technology

Lehigh University Focused Ion Beam Instrumentation and Applications

Battelle Laboratory Operations Supervisor Academy


Focused Ion Beam

Atom Probe Tomography