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John Mccarthy Burns, American mechanical engineer. Achievements include patent for direct contact condenser; advancement of state-of-the-art in engineering and testing of power-plant steam condensers and cooling towers.

Background

Burns, John McCarthy was born on March 6, 1936 in New York City. Son of John D. and Genevieve M. (McCarthy) Burns.

Education

Bachelor Marine Engineering, New York Maritime College, 1958. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, 1962.

Career

Engineering officer, Military Sea Transportation, New York City, 1958; engineer development, Ingersoll Rand Company, Phillipsburg, New Jersey, 1958-1961; manager condenser division development, Ingersoll Rand Company, Phillipsburg, New Jersey, 1964-1974; teaching graduate assistant, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1961-1962; engineer Research and Development laboratory, M.W. Kellog Company, Jersey City, 1962-1963; senior engineer science section, Gibbs & Cox, N.A., New York City, 1963-1964; consultant, Stone & Webster Engineering Company, Boston, 1974-1998; president, Burns Engineering Superior vena cava syndrome Inc., since 1998. Secretary, board directors Cooling Tower Institute, Houston, 1986-1989.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patent for direct contact condenser. Advancement of state-of-the-art in engineering and testing of power-plant steam condensers and cooling towers.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor over 20 articles and papers to professional publications.

Membership

Treasurer Mountain Lake (New Jersey) Volunteer Fire Company, 1965-1969, Pier 19 Marina Condo, Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, 1990-1997. Board directors Town of Topsfield (Massachusetts) Beach Association, 1975-1980. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers (member board performance test codes since 1992, chairman condenser since 1989, chairman cooling tower since 1995, member air cooled heat exchangers 1985, Best Paper award 1995).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fishing, boating, hiking.

Connections

Married Faith C. Morabito, November 23, 1963. Children: Francesca, John, Jeffrey, Daniel.

father:
John D. Burns

mother:
Genevieve M. (McCarthy) Burns

spouse:
Faith C. Morabito

child:
Jeffrey Burns

child:
John Burns

child:
Francesca Burns

child:
Daniel Burns