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Konstantinos Sierros
Flexible Electronics and Sustainable Technologies

John Burke


Mechanical Engineering

John Burke is a first-year master’s candidate in Mechanical Engineering with a technical area in Materials Science. John graduated from West Virginia University in 2021 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and began working with Dr. Sierros in Spring 2019 as a member of WVU’s Microgravity Research Team. His undergraduate research in the FEST Lab has included the investigation of printing TiO2 ceramic foams and exfoliated graphene dispersions. John has also assisted in the development of semi-analytic models of carbon fiber thermal-field emitters for high-powered-microwave technologies as an AFRL Phillips Scholar in the summer of 2020. These previous experiences were made possible through the WV Space Grant Consortium, WVU SURE, and the AFRL Scholars Program. John is currently supporting the lab’s NASA EPSCoR funded project, working on the development of a multimaterial microreactor-enabled, single nozzle direct-ink-writing system for the manufacturing of pneumatically controlled soft robotics for space applications. Linkedin Profile: