Bourke Award 2017 Winner


Professor Kieron Burke
Professor Kieron Burke
University of California, Irvine

 

Awarded for his fundamental development and extensions of density functional theory in chemistry and material science

 


About the Winner


Kieron Burke is a Chancellor's Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and of Physics at UC Irvine. He received his B.A. from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 1985 and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1989. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Rutgers, at Indiana University, and at Tulane University.  He became a professor at Rutgers in 1996, and moved to UC Irvine in 2006. He has won several awards for teaching and research. In 2007, he was elected an APS fellow. In 2010, he was CMMS Distinguished Lecturer (Henry S. Frank Lecture) at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2016, he was a Baker Symposium Lecturer at Cornell University. He has been an invited lecturer in the Conference Universitaire De Suisse Occidentale, and at the Thomas Young Centre in London.


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