National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s John H. Glenn Research Center
James C. Akers, Ph.D. is a senior aerospace engineer in the Structural Dynamics Branch at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s John H. Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH. His focus has been the analysis and testing of aerospace hardware in the areas of modal testing and analysis, random vibration, signal processing, and control-structure-interaction. Dr. Akers received his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1983, 1985, and 1997, respectively. His testing background includes ground vibration testing of both Boeing’s and Lockheed Martin’s Joint Strike Fighter and Orbital Sciences X-34 & L-1011 carrier aircraft. He was also involved in the European Service Module Structural Test Article (E-STA) acoustic, vibration, and pyroshock separation tests. He is currently supporting the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) and Space Launch System (SLS) programs. He is a member of SEM, AIAA, ASEE, and IEEE.
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Last Updated: 10/21/2020