Dr. Burks is interviewed for a video on research at N.C. A&T

Dr. Barry L. Burks, Vice Chancellor

Dr. Barry L. BurksAbove, Dr. Burks is interviewed for a video on research at N.C. A&T.

Dr. Barry L. Burks is Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.  His appointment became effective on July 1, 2012.

Dr. Burks manages the growth and administration of the university’s $60 million a year research enterprise.  He also serves as a member the Cabinet of Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr.

He has a broad perspective, based on more than 30 years experience conducting research, developing technology, leading projects and managing programs for the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, NASA, the commercial nuclear industry, the automated manufacturing industry, and most recently university-based applied research. 

Dr. Burks was the associate director of the Charlotte Research Institute at the University of North Carolina Charlotte from 2007 until he came to N.C. A&T.  His focus there was on the growth of the university’s research and research infrastructure and strengthening relationships between the UNC Charlotte research enterprise and the business community in North Carolina as well as national and international businesses.

He has a Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He also holds a M.S. in nuclear physics from UNC-Chapel Hill and a B.S. in physics and mathematics from Lynchburg College.

Before joining UNCC, Dr. Burks was president of TPG Applied Technology of Knoxville, Tennessee, a company that he co-founded in 1997.  TPG specialized in the design, fabrication, installation and operation of equipment for nuclear facilities and design and construction services for classified/high security facilities and commercial facilities requiring high quality standards.

He spent 14 years in a variety of positions at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He also taught physics at UNC-CH and Guilford College.

Contact information for Dr. Burks

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  • Office: Fort Interdisciplinary Research Center, Suite 416
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