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Dr. John Borg

Dr. Borg receives $1.5 million from U.S. Air Force

When hit by a blast or impact, explosives and propellants used in airbags, rockets, mining, munitions and other engineered systems can accidentally detonate.

The U.S. Air Force has turned to Dr. John Borg, professor and chair of mechanical engineering, to help reduce this likelihood. Borg has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to study the design and safety of materials that may be susceptible to accidental detonation.

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Dr. John Borg is the recipient of the OCOE 2020 Outstanding Researcher Award, nominated by OCOE faculty.

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