BS with honors, Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1967
MS, Energy Engineering, University of Arizona, 1992
MBA, California State University, Sacramento, 2008

Technical Registration and Certifications
Electrical Engineer, Arizona, California (by exam), Nevada, New Mexico
Control Systems Engineer, Arizona (by exam)
NCEES Record for quick registration in other states

Professional Activities
Mr. Burnside is or has been, involved in a number of professional activities both to improve his own abilities as an engineer, and to benefit the profession.

  • Engineers without Borders, Sacramento Professional Chapter, served on a committee organizing a Regional Workshop on engineering projects in non-industrialized countries.
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Member
  • Forensic Expert Witness Association, Associate Member
  • City of Tucson/Pima County Electric Code Committee, Past Chair
  • Illuminating Engineering Society, Southern Arizona Section, Past President
  • Association of Energy Engineers, Southern Arizona Chapter, Cofounder
  • National Society of Professional Engineers, Member
  • California Society of Professional Engineers, Member
  • Arizona Society of Professional Engineers, Southern Arizona Chapter, Past Vice President 
  • U.S. Green Building Council Northern California Chapter, Member.

Mr. Burnside’s work has received recognition within the profession including the following awards:

Technical Excellence Award along with partner at the time, for Photovoltaic Park Lighting by the Arizona Consulting Engineers Association

Cornerstone Award for skill, responsibility, and integrity in the construction industry by the American Institute of Architects, and the Arizona Builders Alliance

Lumen Award for the lighting design of the Douglas, Arizona Public Library by the Arizona Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

Part of team receiving a Merit Award by the Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California for the design of the Arsenic Removal Water Treatment Plant, Corcoran, California

Street lighting award for the Temple of Music and Art by the Southern Arizona Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society, Tucson, Arizona

Contact: 916.838.2501 - Email:
11008 Rainbow River Ct. Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-2723