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consultant , metallurgical engineering educator

Neil Birks, British Metallurgical engineering educator, consultant. Chartered engineer. Fellow American Society Metals International, Institute Materials London; member American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers.

Background

Birks, Neil was born on October 16, 1935 in Sheffield, England. Came to the United States, 1978. Son of Henry and May (Street) Birks.

Education

Bachelor Metropolitan with honours, Sheffield University, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy in Metallurgy, Sheffield University, 1960.

Career

North Atlantic Treaty Organization research fellow, Max Planck Institute, Gottingen, Federal Republic Germany, 1960-1962;research investigator, United Steel Companies, Sheffield, 1962-1964;lecturer metallurgy, U. Sheffield, 1964-1972;senior lecturer, U. Sheffield, 1972-1978;professor metallurgical engineering, U. Pittsburgh, 1978-1998;professor emeritus, U. Pittsburgh, since 1999. Consultant in metallurgy, Pittsburgh, 1978-1998.

Achievements

  • Chartered engineer.

Works

Membership

Fellow American Society Metals International, Institute Materials London. Member American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers.

Connections

Married Mary Potts; children: Jane C., David J.

father:
Henry Birks

mother:
May (Street) Birks

spouse:
Mary Potts

child:
Jane C. Birks

child:
David J. Birks