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Civil Engineering

James Kaklamanos

James Kaklamanos
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Email:  KaklamanosJ @
Phone:  (978) 837-3401
Office:  Mendel 123

2012:  Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University
2010:  M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University
2008:  BSCE, Civil Engineering, Tufts University

Jim Kaklamanos joined the faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering (formerly the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering) at Merrimack College in fall 2012. Jim completed his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. He specializes in geotechnical engineering, and his research focuses in the area of geotechnical earthquake engineering, specifically on the improvement of models for predicting earthquake-induced ground motions. His published work has included research on ground-motion prediction equations, site response analyses, and uncertainty in earthquake engineering. At Merrimack, Jim has taught courses in geotechnical engineering, foundation engineering, earth retaining structures, earthquake engineering, engineering mechanics, and engineering probability and statistics. He also serves as the faculty advisor to the Merrimack College chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (
ASCE).  For more information on Jim’s research and teaching, please visit his website:

Courses taught:
CEN 3020    Geotechnical Engineering
CEN 3020L  Geotechnical Engineering Lab
CEN 5020    Foundation Engineering
CEN 5022    Earth Slopes and Retaining Structures
GEN 1001L  Introduction to Engineering Lab
GEN 2012    Mechanics of Materials (Mechanics II)
GEN 2012L  Mechanics of Materials Lab
GEN 6010    Earthquake Engineering
MTH 1505    Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers