Materials Engineering Department
T. David Burleigh, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Photoelectrochemistry of Passive Metals, Fritz-Haber-Institute MPG, 1986-1987
  • Ph.D. in Metallurgy Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981-1985
  • M.Sc. in Metallurgy Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978-1980
  • B.Sc. in Mineral Engineering-Physics Colorado School of Mines, 1974-1978
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Areas

    Corrosion and prevention, electrochemistry, anodizing of steel, corrosion resistant magnesium alloys, corrosion of roll bonded aluminum, microbial influenced corrosion of copper alloys.
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    Employment
  • Professor, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, 2010-present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, 2001-2010
  • Selected Publications
  • Thomas D. Burleigh, Casey G. Gierke, Narjes Fredj, and Penelope J. Boston, “Copper Tube Pitting in Santa Fe Municipal Water caused by Microbial Induced Corrosion,” Materials (2014), 7, 4321-4334, http://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/7/6/4321.
  • E. Scheid, T.D. Burleigh, N.U. Deshpande, and M.J. Murphy (2014), “Shaped Charge Liner Early Collapse Experiment Execution and Validation,” Propellants, Explosives, and Pyrotechnics, 39, 5, 739-748 (October 2014). (published online 6-Apr-2014, doi: 10.102/prep.201400008). http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/prep.201400008/>
  • N. Fredj and T.D. Burleigh, “Transpassive Dissolution of Copper, and Rapid Formation of Brilliant Colored Copper Oxide Films,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2011), 58, 4, C104-C110.
  • S.A. Shabalovskaya, G.C. Rondelli, A.L. Undisz, J.W. Anderegg, T.D. Burleigh, M.E. Rettenmayr, “The electrochemical characteristics of native Nitinol surfaces,” Biomaterials (2009), 30, 3662-3671.
  • T.D. Burleigh, P. Schmuki and S. Virtanen, “Properties of the Nanoporous Anodic Oxide Electrochemically Grown on Steel in Hot 50% NaOH.” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, (Jan 2009), 156, 1, C45-C53.