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1954 Bio Note 
Dr. Starks graduated at the University of Birmingham in 1930 with first class honours in Physics, and afterwards was awarded his Ph.D. degree for research on nickel-iron alloys.
From 1933 to 1937 he carried out research on electron optics with special reference to the electron microscope at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, and then joined the staff of the Road Research Laboratory where he began work on the stresses between tyre and road.
During the 1939-45 war he worked on the effects of explosives on buildings and ships and on methods of dealing with delayed-action bombs.
In 1946, he joined the newly formed Traffic and Safety Division of the Road Research Laboratory at Langley, where he is Head of the Vehicles Section. The section is concerned with the design and performance of vehicles as they affect road safety.