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20 OCTOBER 2006 Already making major contributions to our understand- ing of tribological phenomena, this University of Florida doctoral candidate makes a strong argument for the value of STLE to students. 20 Minutes With… David Burris By Karl M. Phipps Managing Editor Professional experience Harris Corp., Melbourne, Fla. Component level testing of new materials for harsh environments and cryo tribology on PTFE- based solid lubricants, 2005-present. Studied ultra-low wear PTFE to enable design and development of engineered PTFE solid lubricants, 2003-present Mako Surgerical Corp., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Developed and studied candidate materials for use in novel orthopedic implants, 2005. E-One, Ocala, Fla. Did investigation and opti- mization of linear ladder bearings, 2004. John Deere, Moline Ill. Studied abrasive wear to improve lives of grain combine blades, 2003. FMC, Houston, Texas. Designed the primary support bushing to allow relative motion of the oil transport shaft and survive the life of the oil supply for an off-shore oil rig, 2003. Author of 30 technical papers and presentations. Education University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2006. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2003. 20-27 20 minutes 10-06 9/29/06 3:22 PM Page 20
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Awards and Honors ASME Journal of Tribology Best Paper Award for “Wear Rate Uncertainty Analysis”—Presented at the 2004 ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference, Long Beach, Calif. NSF Research Experience for Under- graduates Grant, May 2003. University of Florida President’s Honor Roll (4.0 GPA), 2000-2004. Patents “Low Friction, Low Wear Polymer/ Polymer Composite,” (Inventors: W.G. Sawyer and D.L. Burris): UF11603— Patent Application No. 10/914, 615. “Multi-Layer Low Friction and Low Wear Polymer/Polymer Composites Having Compositionally Graded Interfaces,” (Inventors: W.G. Sawyer and D.L. Burris): UF11767—Patent Application No. 10/140, 775. “Invert Wear Resistant PTFE-Based Solid Lubricant Nanocomposite,” (Inventors: W.G. Sawyer and D.L. Burris): UF11839— Patent Application No. 11/443, 384. “Low Cost Nanocomposite Solid Lubricant,” (Inventors: W.G. Sawyer, D.L. Burris, N.L. McCook and B. Boesel): UF11945—Patent Application No. 11/385, 062. In-Situ Lubrication of Sliding Electrical Contacts,” (Inventors: W.G. Sawyer, J.C. Ziegert and D.L. Burris): UF11766— Patent Disclosure. “PTFE Surface Treatment to Increase Wear Resistance,” (Inventors: W.G. Sawyer and D.L. Burris): UF12146—
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