Gerald Bourne

Teaching Professor and Associate Department Head, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Gerald Bourne

Education

PhD Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Aug 2006

MS Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Dec 2001

BS Material Science and Engineering, University of Florida, May 1999

 

Work Experience

Colorado School of Mines

Charles F. Fogarty Prof. in MME                               Fall 2021 – Spring 2024

Associate Department Head                                      Aug 2018 – present

Assistant Department Head                                      Jan 2017 – Aug 2018

Teaching Professor                                                          Aug 2016 – present

Teaching Associate Professor                                   Aug 2011 – Aug 2016

Physical Metallurgy Laboratory Director          Aug 2011 – present

CSM Material Advantage Chpt. Advisor            Aug 2011 – present

Courses:

MTGN445L Mechanical Behavior of Matls. Lab

MTGN348 Microstructures of Matls.

MTGN348L Microstructures of Matls. Lab

MTGN 333 Introduction to Bladesmithing

MTGN272 Field Session in MME

MTGN202 Engineered Materials Systems

University of Florida

Research Assistant Scientist Aug 2006 — Aug 2011

Graduate Faculty Member, Dept of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Fall 2006 — Aug 2011

Courses:

EMA 3010 Introduction to MSE

EMA 3080C Materials Science Undergraduate Lab 1

EMA 3013C Materials Science Undergraduate Lab 2

EMA 4041L Ceramics Lab 1

EMA 4042L Ceramics Lab 2

EMA 6518 Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)

TEM, Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB/SEM), Nanoindenter Research Asst. Scientist, Major Analytical Instrumentation Center (MAIC), University of Florida, 2006-Aug 2011

TEM, Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB/SEM), Nanoindenter Research Assistant 2003-2006, University of Florida.

TEM Lab Teaching Assistant, MAIC, University of Florida, 2001-2003

 

Service

Colorado School of Mines

Faculty Senate, Academic year 2013-14

Undergraduate council, Academic year 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2023-24

MME Dept. Undergraduate affairs committee, Academic year 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23, 2023-24

University of Florida

Alumni Advisory Board, 2016-2020

 

Publications

Citation Metrics:

H-index                                                                      19

Articles with citation data                              48

Number of citations                                           1923

Average per article                                              40

A complete list of publications and citation metrics is available at the following website: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=kIIU_5cAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

 

Selected Presentations:

Metallurgical Investigation of the Manufacturing Origin of Antique Sharps-style Rifles from the Nepalese Armory,”  Gerald R. Bourne, Charles D. DeFrance , Christopher B. Finfrock , Madeline Stelter, Heather Ferrara, IMAT Annual meeting, October 2023, Detroit, MI

 “MTGN333 – Introduction to Bladesmithing,”  G.R. Bourne Lehigh University, Lehigh Pennsylvania, June 2023 (invited speaker)

 “Metal Sliding Electrical Contacts: A Current Problem,” N.Argibay, G.R. Bourne,W. Sawyer, STLE Annual Meeting May 2011, Atlanta, GA

 “High Temperature Vapor Phase Lubrication Using Carbonaceous Gases,”N. Argibay, B. Krick, J. Keith, D. Hahn, G.R. Bourne, W. Sawyer, STLE Annual Meeting May 2010, Las Vegas

“Electron Microscopy Characterization of Copper Sliding Electrical Contacts, “ G.R. Bourne, D. McIntyre, J. Keith, N. Argibay, W. Sawyer, STLE Annual Meeting May 2010, Las Vegas (Awarded Best Paper)

“Effect of Crystallinity and Thickness on Hardness in ZrC Thin Films,” Zhang, G. Bourne, V. Craciun, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, D. Craciun, G. Socol, G. Dorcioman, N. Stefan, STLE Annual Meeting May 2010, Las Vegas

 “Scratch-Induced Deformation and Residual Stress in a Ultrahigh Temperature Ceramic” D. Ghosh, G. Subhash, and G.R. Bourne, SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 1-4, 2009

“High Current Density Copper-on-Copper Sliding Electrical Contacts at Low Sliding Velocities”,  J.A. Bares, N. Argibay, N. Mauntler, G.J. Dudder, S.S. Perry, G.R. Bourne, W.G. Sawyer.  International Conference on Wear of Materials, Las Vegas, NV. April 2009

“Characterization of complex geometry amorphous metal structures created by micromolding,” G.R. Bourne, J. Bardt, T. Schmitz, J. Ziegert, W.G. Sawyer, and M. J. Kaufman.  TMS 2009 Annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 2009

“TEM Investigation of plastic deformation in an ultra high temperature ZrB2-SiC Composite,” D. Ghosh, G. Subhash, and G.R. Bourne, 33rd International Conference & Exposition on Advanced Ceramics & Composites  (ICACC), Daytona Beach, Florida, January 18-23, 2009

“Surface Characterization of Copper Anode and Cathode Surfaces after Sliding in Humidified Carbon Dioxide”,  J.A. Bares, N. Argibay, N. Mauntler, G.R. Bourne, W.G. Sawyer.  Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, Cleveland, OH, May 2008

“Precision molding of three-dimensional amorphous metal structures,”  G.R. Bourne, Florida AVS Annual meeting 2008, Orlando FL, March 2008

“Testing and Modeling of Fracture Toughness of Particle Reinforced Composites,”  B. Boesl, G. R. Bourne, W. G. Sawyer, B. V. Sankar,  American Society of Composites, 22nd Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Sept. 2007

 “In-situ imaging and analysis of crack propagation in nanoparticle filled polymers,” Benjamin Boesl , G.R. Bourne,W. Gregory Sawyer, and Bhavani V. Sankar STLE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, May 2007

“In Situ Profilometry of Sliding Electrical Contacts,” J.A. Bares, N. Argibay, P.L. Dickrell, G.R. Bourne, D.J. Dickrell, N. Mauntler, D.W. Hahn, S. Roy, M. Salmeron, and W.G. Sawyer, STLE 2007 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, May 2007

“Effects of nanoparticles on mechanical properties of polymer matrix composites,” Benjamin Boesl , G.R. Bourne, Bhavani V. Sankar , and W. Gregory Sawyer, American Society of Composites, Annual Meeting, Dearborn, MI,  Sept. 2006

“Nanotribology Testing and Modeling of Gold Thin Films,” G.R. Bourne and W. G. Sawyer, STLE Annual Meeting, Calgary, Canada, May 2006

“Effects of particle distribution and size on the mechanical and tribological properties of epoxy nanocomposites,” B.Boesl, G.R. Bourne, and W.G. Sawyer, STLE Annual Meeting, Calgary, Canada, May 2006

“Quantitative Scanning Nanowear Testing: theory and methods”, G. R. Bourne, NanoMex, Ensenada, Mexico, April 2005 (invited speaker)

 

US Patent

United States Patent Number 8,231,948 “Micro-molded integral non-line-of sight articles and method.” Awarded July 31, 2012 USPTO.

 

Awards

Editor’s Choice, “Recrystallization, Grain Growth, and Color Etching to Design an Artistic Microstructure in Cartridge Brass (C26000)” Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis 2022

“Outstanding Faculty Member” Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, April 2023

Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees’ Outstanding Faculty Member Award 2022

Jacquet-Lucas Best in Show Award at International Microscopy Society Metallographic Contest IMAT2021.  W. Preston Cole*, Robert S. Crow IV*, Grace A. Rome*, Carmen Sanchez*, Greg D. Vigil*, Addison C. Wong*, and Gerald Bourne (advisor) *denotes undergraduate student

George L. Kehl Award at International Microscopy Society Metallographic Contest IMAT2021.  W. Preston Cole*, Robert S. Crow IV*, Grace A. Rome*, Carmen Sanchez*, Greg D. Vigil*, Addison C. Wong*, and Gerald Bourne (advisor) *denotes undergraduate student

 “W. M. Keck Mentorship Award for mentoring of undergraduate students“ April 2021

“Outstanding Faculty Member” Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, April 2021

“Outstanding Faculty Member” Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, April 2019

“Outstanding Faculty Member” Tau Beta Pi, Order of Omega, and Blue Key Colorado School of Mines, April 2019

“Outstanding Faculty Member” Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, April 2018

“Outstanding Faculty Member” Tau Beta Pi, Order of Omega, and Blue Key Colorado School of Mines, April 2018

“Outstanding Faculty Member” Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, April 2017

“Outstanding Faculty Member” Tau Beta Pi, Order of Omega, and Blue Key Colorado School of Mines, April 2017

“Outstanding Faculty Member” Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, April 2015

“Outstanding Faculty Member” Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, April 2014

“Outstanding Faculty Member” Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, April 2013

“Best Paper Award 2010”, Society of Tribology and Lubrication Engineers, Wear Technical Committee, May 2010.

“Faculty Excellence Award 2008-2009”, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, April 2009

 

Funding Awards

AY2024-2025 Mines Senate Funding of Expansion of MTGN333 Bladesmithing Course $41,000

AY2020-21 CSM Tech Development Fee combined with industry funds $30,000 to update equipment in the Physical Metallurgy Laboratory.

AY2018-2019 Trefny Institute Summer Cohort for Pedagogy in Engineering

AY2017-18 CSM Tech Development fee combined with donor and departmental funds $110,000 to update equipment in the Physical Metallurgy Laboratory

AY2016-17 CSM Tech Development fee combined with donor and departmental funds $49,000 to install state of the art microhardness tester

AY2015-16 CSM Tech Development fee combined with donor and departmental funds $20,000 to upgrade Phys Met Lab autopolishing equipment

AY2014-15 AIST FeMET Curriculum Development $5,000/yr renewable for 5 years

AY2014-15 CSM Tech Development fee $2300 to upgrade LOM computers

AY2014-15 CSM Tech Development fee $4900 for 3D printing capabilities

AY2014-15 ArcelorMittal Campus Partnership $18,000 for autopolisher

AY2013-14 ArcelorMittal Campus Partnership $24,000 for sectioning saw

2013 NSF REU Supplement for CANFSA IUCRC to fund two students

2012 NSF REU Supplement for CANFSA IUCRC to fund two students

2012 NSF REV Supplement for CANFSA IUCRC to fund one US Veteran student

AY2011-12 CSM Tech Development Fee to classroom multimedia $3000

AY2010-11 CSM Tech Development Fee to classroom multimedia $3000

AY2009-10 Philips Consumer Lifestyle, “Micromolding Proof of Concept”, $30,000

AY2009-2010 Mosaic inc. Fertilizer quality control, $50,000

AY2009-10 Office of Naval Research, Sliding electrical contacts, $35,335

AY2008-09 Mosaic inc. Fertilizer dust reduction, $50,000

AY2008-09 ONR, Sliding electrical contacts, $12,455

 

Professional Societies

TMS, ASM, MRS, MSA, ASEE, AIST and STLE

 

Research Students

Graduate: Jeremy Siegfried MS 2009, Daniel McIntyre MS 2010, Bo Wang Ph.D 2016, JD Montague ME 2022, Jason Yu MS 2022, Eugenie Pariente MS 2022

Undergraduate: Grace A Rome, Addison C Wong, Carmen M Sanchez, Gregory D Vigil, W Preston Cole, Robert S Crow, Kaitlyn Nagel, Lidia Yakovleva, John Albaugh, Anna Banks, Tyrel Jacobsen, Christopher Finfrock, Madeline Stelter, Heather Ferrera, Kara Mixson, Jeremy Siegfried, Justin Raines, Nicolas Ptschelinzew, Stephen Batog, Aldrick Malanyaon, Kristen Walsh, Hunter Henderson, Daniel McIntyre, Peter Martin, Heather Meredith, Alex Penna, Erica Dukes, Max Mayo, Jack Zhang, Kevin Nardone, Ryan Hooper (Bold denotes journal publications or international conference presentations resulting from work)

 

Special Skills

Trained in several characterization and mechanical testing techniques including: TEM, FIB, SEM, LOM, XRD, Nanoindentation, Metallography, and Tensile testing. Informal communication in Spanish.

Contact

Hill Hall 115
303-273-3778
bourne@mines.edu