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


Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Haggerty Engineering, 233
(414) 288-7519
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Research Interests

  • Shock physics
  • Hydrodynamic stability and turbulence
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Aerodynamics

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., Morrissey, M. (2014). Aerodynamics of the Knuckleball Pitch: Experimental Measurements on Slowly Rotating Baseballs. American Journal of Physics, Volume 82 (No 10), pg. 921-27.

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).

Recent Grants

"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

"Fulbright Scholar Program," Sponsored by: State Department

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



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