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James Kaklamanos, Ph.D.


Jim Kaklamanos joined the faculty of the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at Merrimack College in fall 2012.  A native of Nashua, N.H., Jim completed his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., in 2012.  He specializes in the area of geotechnical engineering, which concerns the behavior of earth materials and their effects on the built environment.  Jim’s graduate research focused on the improvement of models for predicting earthquake-induced ground motions.  With a greater understanding of the level of ground motion expected during earthquakes, engineers will be better able to design earthquake-resistant structures, and ultimately reduce the loss of life and property during earthquakes.  As a member of the Merrimack community, Jim will be teaching courses in geotechnical engineering and in civil engineering more broadly, and he hopes to give students the opportunity to become involved in earthquake research. 

Email:                                                             Office:   Mendel 123                                                                                         Phone: 978-837-3401    


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