John Borg, Ph.D., P.E.

John Borg, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Office: Engineering Hall 242
Phone: (414) 288-7519

Research interests

Professional preparation

Postdoctoral Fellow, 1996-1997, Cambridge University, Queen Mary-University of London
Ph.D., 1996, Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
M.S., 1992, Aerospace Engineering, University of Notre Dame
B.S., 1990, Mechanical Engineering, University of Memphis

Selected recent publications

Borg, J. P., Morrisey, M., Perich, C., Vogler, T., Chhabilidas, L. (2013). In Situ Velocity and Stress Characterization of a Projectile Penetrating a Sand Target: Experimental Measurements and Continuum Simulations. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 51, pg. 23-35.

Vogler, T., Borg, J. P., Grady, D. (2012). On the scaling of steady structured waves in heterogeneous materials.Journal of Applied Physics.

Borg, J. P., Vogler, T. (2012). Rapid Compaction of Granular Material: Characterizing Two and Three-Dimensional Mesoscale Simulations Shock Waves. Shock Waves.

Jordan, J., Sutherland, G., Herbold, E., Fraser, A., Borg, J. P., Richards, D. (2011). Shock Equation of State of Multi-Constituent Epoxy-Metal Particulate Composites.Journal of Applied Physics, 109 (013531).

Borg, J. P., Vogler, T. (2009). Aspects of simulating the dynamic compaction of a granular ceramic. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 17, 1-22.

Current Grants

"Multi-University Center of Excellence in “High-Pressure High-Strain-Rate Behavior of Hierarchical Heterogeneous Materials: Integrated Multi-Scale Modeling and Experimental Studies”," Sponsored by: Air Force Office of Sponsored Research (AFOSR)

"A Multi-scale Physics-Based Approach Towards Developing a Greater Understanding of Dynamically Loaded Heterogeneous Systems," Sponsored by: DTRA- Defense Threat Reduction Agency - HDTRA1-08-10-BRCWMD-BAA

"Fullbright Scholar Program," Sponsored by: State Department

"Way-Klingler Faculty Sabbatical," Sponsored by: Marquette University



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