Micahael E. Burnett

Research Associate III


B.S.: Metallurgical Engineering, Purdue University

M.S.: Metallurgical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Email: mburnett@mines.edu

Mailing Address:
Michael Burnett
George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401 USA

Research Area

  • Physical metallurgy of alloy bar and forging steels, as it applies to the various projects and programs of the center.

Technical Focus

Upon graduation from CSM, I joined the Timken/TimkenSteel company, primarily as a technical specialist in the R&D facility for these organizations for the next 37 years.  Shortly after joining Timken, the Metallurgy department at CSM launched the ASPPRC center which we joined and maintained membership going forward.  As I had subsequently been involved with the center for my entire career, my plans were to continue involvement upon retirement.

My technical areas have included developing and implementing various ferrous bar and forging steel technologies with our customers and our technical partners, including the ASPPRC.  These technologies have included development and implementation of microalloy and forming steels, enhancements to application processing such as forming, machining and heat treatment, and improved application fatigue and fracture performance.  End applications include crankshafts, gears, bearings and other high performance bar and forging applications. 

My involvement with the center will include supporting the various bar and forging programs, including working the sponsors to enhance the center relationship and propose/develop new program proposals and projects, working with the students to  understand and execute the final project plans, support the professors as they advise the students and interact with the sponsors, and support/attend the semi-annual review meetings.