Daniel Burkey

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Diversity

Office of the Dean


Ph.D., MIT (2003)

Current Research

  • Engineering Pedagogy
  • Chemical Vapor Deposition

Professional Activities

Member: American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Member: American Society of Engineering Education

Current Research Group

Ph.D. Student
Daniel Anastasio

Research Statement

Professor Burkey is currently engaged in examining the chemical engineering curriculum and investigating ways to shape it with respect to the changing needs and directions of chemical engineering as a profession. He is responsible for the chemical engineering senior laboratory course, as well as the senior design course. In the laboratory course, he is working with the chemical engineering faculty to develop new experiments that reflect the cutting edge of the profession, as well as the breadth of areas that chemical engineers work in, from the nanoscale to the pilot-plant scale. In senior design, he will be working to integrate real-world design problems into the class, and match up student groups with industry partners who have problems to solve. His research background is in the field of chemical vapor deposition, including work in conductive polymers, biocompatible polymer thin films, and dielectric materials.

Previous Positions

2010-2013 Associate Head, Chemical Engineering Program, UConn
2008-2010 Senior R&D Engineer, GVD Corporation, Cambridge, MA
2003-2008 Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Awards & Honors

2011, 2012, 2013 AIChE Teacher of the Year (UConn Chapter)
2006, 2008, 2009 OXE Professor of the Year (Northeastern Chapter)
2007 Martin W. Essigmann Outstanding Teaching Award

Selected Publications

“Technology in the Classroom: Transitioning Lab and Design to an All-Digital Workflow”, D. Anastasio, A. Suresh, and D. D. Burkey, Chemical Engineering Education, 47(1) 65-70 (2012).

“Precise, Biomimetic Replication of the Multi-Scale Structure of Intestinal Basement Membrane using Chemical Vapor Deposition”, C. A. Pfluger, B. J. McMahon, R. L. Carrier, and D .D. Burkey, Tissue Engineering Part A, 19(5-6), 649-656 (2012).

“Biocompatibility of Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposited Poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) Films for Biomimetic Replication of the Intestinal Basement Membrane”, C. A. Pfluger, D. D. Burkey, L. Wang, B. Sun, K. S. Ziemer, and R. L. Carrier, Biomacromolecules, 11(6) 1579-1584 (2010).

“Cross-linking and Degradation Properties of Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposited Poly(2-hydroxymethacrylate)”, C. A. Pfluger, R. L. Carrier, B. Sun, K. S. Ziemer and D. D. Burkey, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 30 126-132 (2009).

“Instant Messaging: Expanding Your Office Hours”, D. D. Burkey and R. J. Willey, Chemical Engineering Education, 39(3) 183-185 (2005).

“Temperature-resolved Fourier transform infrared study of condensation reactions and porogen decomposition in hybrid organosilicon-porogen films”, D. D. Burkey and K. K. Gleason, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, 22(1) 61-70 (2004)

“Organosilicon thin films deposited from cyclic and acyclic precursors using water as an oxidant”, D. D. Burkey and K .K. Gleason, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 151(5) F105-F112 (2004).

“Structure and mechanical properties of thin films deposited from 1,3,5-trimethyl-1,3,5,-trivinylcylcotrisiloxane and water”, D. D. Burkey and K. K. Gleason, Journal of Applied Physics, 93(9) 5143-5150 (2003).

“Structure and thermal stability of thin-film poly(alpha-methylstyrene) deposited via plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition”, D. D. Burkey and K. K. Gleason, Chemical Vapor Deposition, 9(2) 65-71 (2003).

“Mechanical properties of organosilicon thin films deposited from cyclic and acyclic precursors using water as an oxidant”, D. D. Burkey and K. K. Gleason, Materials Research Society Proceedings, 766, 273 (2003).

Contact Information
Emaildaniel@engr.uconn.edu
Phone(860) 486-5466
Mailing Address191 Auditorium Road, Unit 3187, Storrs, CT 06269-3222
Office LocationEII-304