Name:Matthew J Berg
Associated Centers:Center for Computational Sciences
Email: mberg@ccs.msstate.edu
Office:Hilbun Hall, 229
Office Phone:(662) 325-2927
Address:P.O. Box 5167
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Biography:Dr. Matthew J. Berg is an assistant professor of physics in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Mississippi State University. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Kansas State University in 2008 where he was supported by a NASA graduate student fellowship. He received his B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines in 2003. Dr. Berg held a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Adelphi, Maryland from 2009-2010. There he performed theoretical and experimental research with ARL scientists concerning light scattering from aerosol particles. This work included the development of the digital holographic aerosol-particle imaging apparatus. Here, Dr. Berg demonstrated for the first time the ability to image single and multiple aerosol particles, approximately 15-500 micrometers in size, flowing in an aerosol-sample stream. He has also done extensive work in theoretical and computational electromagnetic scattering including the discovery of a new wave-interference mechanism accounting for the extinction paradox, the explanation of patterns seen in light scattering from spheres, and the development of a parallelized code to simulate scattering from complex-shaped particles. Dr. Berg has presented his work at many international and domestic scientific conferences, including as a review-speaker at the NATO Advanced Science Institute on “Special Detection Technique (Polarimetry) and Remote Sensing,” in Kyiv, Ukraine (2010), and as an invited speaker at the Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference XII in Helsinki, Finland (2010). He has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, all of which are freely available at: http://sites.google.com/site/emscattering/publications

Research Interest: Computational modeling of scattering from complex single and multiparticle systems.

Experimental electromagnetic scattering for aerosol-particle characterization.

Analytical investigations in fundamental electromagnetic theory.

Publications: Thompson, S.M., Monroe, J. G., Vasquez, E. S., Aspin, Z. S., Berg, M. J., & Walters, K. B. (2015). Thermal-to-Electrical Energy Conversion and Enhanced Heat Transfer with a Ferrofluid Oscillating Heat Pipe. ASME International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems (InterPACK). San Francisco, CA: ASME.

Monroe, J. G., Vasquez, E.S., Aspin, Z. S., Walters, K. B., Berg, M. J., & Thompson, S.M. (2015). Electromagnetic Induction by Ferrofluid in an Oscillating Heat Pipe. Applied Physics Letters. AIP Publishing. 106(26), 263901. DOI:10.1063/1.4923400.

Monroe, J. G., Vasquez, E. S., Aspin, Z. S., Walters, K. B., Berg, M. J., & Thompson, S.M. (2015). Energy Harvesting via Ferrofluidic Induction. Proceedings of SPIE DSS: Sensing Technology + Applications, Energy Harvesting and Storage: Materials, Devices, and Applications VI. Baltimore, MD. 9493, 94930G. DOI:10.1117/12.2178419.

Berg, M. J., Sorensen, C. M., & Chakrabarti, A. (2011). A New Explanation of the Extinction Paradox. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer. 112, 1170-81.

Berg, M. J., & Videen, G. (2011). Digital Holographic Imaging of Aerosol Particles in Flight. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer. 112, 1776-83.

Total Publications by this Author: 19