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Chemical engineer

Maria Karpati Burka, Hungarian, American chemical engineer. member American Association of University Women, American Institute Chemical Engineers (secretary, treasurer computing and systems technical division 1988-1993, board directors 1993-1996, board directors catalysis and reaction engineering division since 1996), Sigma Xi.

Background

Burka, Maria Karpati was born on June 24, 1948 in Ujpest, Hungary. Came to the United States, 1958. Daughter of Jozsef and Katalin (Szentirmai) Karpati.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1969. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970. Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1973.

Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1978.

Career

Process design engineer, Scientific Design Company. New York City, 1970-1971;assistant professor, U. Maryland., College Park, 1978-1981;environmental scientist, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, 1981-1982;program director, National Science Foundation, Washington, since 1984.

Membership

Member American Association of University Women, American Institute Chemical Engineers (secretary, treasurer computing and systems technical division 1988-1993, board directors 1993-1996, board directors catalysis and reaction engineering division since 1996), Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Robert Alan Burka, December 22, 1968. Children: Jacqueline, Michael, Jennifer.

father:
Jozsef Karpati

mother:
Katalin (Szentirmai) Karpati

spouse:
Robert Alan Burka

children:
Jacqueline Burka

Michael Burka

Jennifer Burka