|Born||David Vernon Boger
13 November 1939
Boger is known for his studies of non-Newtonian fluids (which behave both as liquids and solids) which have improved the understanding of how this group of fluids flow and led to major financial and environmental benefits. Boger discovered 'perfect' non-Newtonian fluids, which are elastic and have constant viscosity and are now known as Boger fluids, which enabled him to explain how non-Newtonian fluids behave. He was able to apply his ideas to improve the disposal of "red mud", a toxic waste produced during the manufacture of aluminium from bauxite and a major environmental problem. His findings have also led to improved inks for industrial inkjet printers, insecticide chemicals that spread evenly on leaves and reduced drag in oil pipelines.
He was elected to the Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science in 1993 and served on the Council of the Australian Academy of Science from 1999-2002. He was awarded the Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture in 2000.
Honours and awards
- 2005 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science 
- 2000 Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture by the Australian Academy of Science 
- 2017 Elected to the US National Academy of Engineering
- David Boger '61, Bucknell University, 28 October 2010, archived from the original on 1 December 2013
- Prof David Boger - Researcher Profile, Monash University, retrieved 19 March 2014
- Professor David V Boger, University of Melbourne, archived from the original on 25 April 2012
- David V. Boger, University of Florida, archived from the original on 7 July 2013
- "Prime Minister's Prize for Science awarded to Professor David Boger". Australian Academy of Science. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
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