Joseph Borowiec

Industry Professor

Joseph Borowiec

Joseph Borowiec is an alumnus of Polytechnic who joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as an Industry Associate Professor in 2009. He was promoted to Industry Professor in 2012 and teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. He was also an Adjunct Professor from 1996 to 2008 and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

Classes Professor Borowiec has taught include: Statics, Mechanics of Materials, Senior Design I, Senior Design II, Finite Element Analysis, Mechanical Vibrations, Introduction to Solid Mechanics, Advanced Mechanics of Materials, Advanced Dynamics, Digital Controls, Applied Computational Methods, and Vibrations II. He is also the undergraduate academic advisor for the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, sits on numerous committees, and was one elected to the NYU University Senate as a Faculty Senator from 2014 to 2018.

During his career in industry, Professor Borowiec worked on over 100 products and subsystems. He developed particular expertise in the areas of thermal and structural dynamics design and testing. He was a member of numerous award winning commercial product design teams (Two Bell Laboratories President's Gold Awards, Bell Laboratories President's Silver Award, NSG President's Award, Two Lucent Technologies Envronment Champions Awards) and government sector development teams.

Research Interests: Finite Element Analysis, Design, Structural Analysis

Polytechnic Institute of New York, 1984
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Polytechnic Institute of New York, 1985
Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Polytechnic University, 1997
Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering


Alcatel Lucent (formerly Lucent, formerly AT&T Bell Labs), June 1985 to October 2008
Consulting Member of Technical Staff

Enjoyed a long career related to the design and development of power, undersea surveillance, and wireless products and systems covering requirements generation to final manufacture. Started as a Member of Technical Staff in 1985. Appointed to Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in 1997, and Consulting Member of Technical Staff in 2000.