Alexander T. Burke, Systems Physicist and Board Member
Dr. Alexander T. Burke received his PhD at the University of California, San Diego in Plasma
Physics in 1999. He worked at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory from
2001 to 2008 on the development of high power microwave amplifiers (especially
klystrons) for particle accelerator applications. In January of 2009 he joined
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) where he develops
numerical simulation and design software (especially the MICHELLE code) for the
high power microwave and particle accelerator community. He worked on Free Electron Laser technology with J.M.J. Madey in Stanford University's Hansen Laboratory and at the Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell International in the summers of 1987 and 1988, respectively. As a post-doc for Prof. Rosenzweig at the University of California, Los Angeles, 1999-2000, Dr. Burke was responsible for operations of the RF system in the Particle Beam Physics Laboratory (PBPL).