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As part of Apple’s Product Design Materials Engineering group, Jim Yurko leads the Alloy Engineering Team, which is responsible for alloy design and engineered surface development of all Apple products. From the most recent materials and surface finishes of iPhone to the launch of highly recycled aluminum alloys on Macbook, iPad, and Watch, the Alloy Team’s contributions emphasize performance, cosmetics, and environmental impact of Apple products using industry-leading accelerated materials design methodologies.
Prior to joining Apple in 2015, he served as Vice President of Technology at Materion Corporation and co-founded Boston Electrometallurgical Corporation (now Boston Metal) in 2012. Jim’s career has focused on materials design and application, as well as process development and sustainability in a number of materials systems including aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, magnesium, zirconium-bulk metallic glasses, and beryllium.