James P. De Clerck

Michigan Technological University

Dr. James De Clerck is a Professor of Practice in the Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics Department at Michigan Technological University. He earned BS, MS and PhD degrees from Michigan Tech, receiving his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics in 1991.

Prior to joining the Michigan Tech faculty in 2009, Jim was a Project Design Engineer at the General Motors Noise and Vibration Center where he worked on improving vehicle noise and vibration performance at every stage of the vehicle development process. Jim led the development and implementation of new vibration analysis and testing technology. He also developed techniques for establishing design performance requirements and for validating analytical model predictions.

In addition to advising the Michigan Tech Formula SAE Team, Jim teaches classes on Model Based Design, Dynamics, System Dynamics Senior Capstone Design, Analytical and Experimental Modal Analysis, Machine Design, and Analytical Vibro-Acoustics classes. Jim’s areas of expertise include noise and vibration, structural dynamics, design, modal analysis, model validation, inverse methods applied to design, and advanced measurement techniques.


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Last Updated: 10/20/2020