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About Nico Declercq


0. Classes taught by Declercq I. Earned Degrees II. Employment III. Teaching IV. Scholarly Accomplishments V. Service VI. Grants and Contracts VII. Honors and Awards VIII. Genealogy IX. Charity X. News Media

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III. Teaching

A. Individual Student Guidance

Guidance of Post-Doctoral Fellows

- Ebrahim Lamkanfi,
Postdoc at Georgia Tech Lorraine, Spring 2010- summer 2011
- L. Satyanarayan
Postdoc at Georgia Tech Lorraine, Co-Advised by Prof. Y. Berthelot, 2008-2010

Advisor of PhD students

- Anurupa Shaw
pro-deo co-advisor (advising research on high frequency nondestructive evaluation of materials as part of student’s project)
Fall 2014-2017.
Prospected thesis title “Production d'impulsions acoustiques brèves à la surface d'un matériau piézoélectrique”, doctoral school of FEMTO-ST

CNRS UMR 6174

at Besancon, France. Main PhD thesis advisors : Vincent Laude and

Damien Teyssieux

- Pascal Pomerade
advisor at Georgia Tech and co-advisor at Arts Et Métiers ParisTech (École nationale supérieure d'arts et métiers - ENSAM) (co-advisor is Fodil Meraghni of ENSAM)
Fall 2014-present
Funding: Open Lab of Peugeot PSA.
topic: Fatigue and ultrasonic investigation of fatigue in fiber reinforced composites used in the automotive industry.
Institute: Georgia Tech, ME & Arts Et Métiers ParisTech (École nationale supérieure d'arts et métiers - ENSAM)
- Junliang Dong
co-advisor with David Citrin (ECE, Georgia Tech)
Fall 2013- present
Funding: Region of Lorraine and Institut Henri Tudor, Luxemburg.
Quals: Not yet
topic: Ultrasonic and Terrahertz Characterization of Materials
Institute: Georgia Tech, ECE
- Wang Qi
advisor
Spring 2013- present
Quals: Not yet
topic: Acoustic Microscopy
Institute: Georgia Tech, ME
- Jingfei Liu
co-advisor with A. Ougazzaden
Fall 2009 - present
Funding: French BDI project
Topic: Interaction of ultrasound with corrugated composite crystals
PhD Defense (Doctorat de l’Université de Lorraine): Dec 3, 2013. Title « L’interaction des ultrasons avec des structures periodiques et des structures composites » (English : The interaction of ultrasonic waves with periodical structures and with composites). PhD Jury : Nico Declercq (Georgia Tech), Marc Deschamps (Univ. Bordeaux 1), Bertrand Dubus (ISEN, Lille), Vincent Laude (Univ de Besancon – Femto-ST), Fodil Meraghni (ENSAM), Abdallah Ougazzaden (Georgia Tech), Jean-Paul Savestrini (Univ. Lorraine, Metz, Suk Wang Yoon (SungKyunKwan Univ., Republic of Korea).
- Peter McKeon
advisor
Fall 2010 - present
Funding: On Contract with French “Institut de Soudure”.
Quals: Passed Spring 2011
Proposal: passed Dec 12, 2013; title “Ultrasonic Guided Waves to Monitor Anisotropic Media: Application to a High Pressure Composite Tank”
Institute: Georgia Tech, ME
Proposal: passed Dec 12, 2013; title “Ultrasonic Guided Waves to Monitor Anisotropic Media: Application to a High Pressure Composite Tank”
PhD Passed Sept 29, 2014.
Thesis title : « A findamental study to enable ultrasonic structural health monitoring of a thick-walled composite over-wrapped pressure vessel ».
PhD committee : Nico F. Declercq (ME, advisor and chair), Slah Yaacoubi (co-advisor, industrial partner), Yves Berthelot (ME), Laurence J. Jacobs (CEE), Jennifer E. Michaels (ECE), Laurent Capolungo (ME).
Peter McKeon has received the Best Student Paper Award in Engineering Acoustics at the ICA 2013 Montreal International Congress on Acoustics for his paper 'Comparisons of finite element models simulating the interaction of ultrasonic guided waves with sites of disbonding in composites'
- Rayisa Moiseyenko
co-advisor with V. Laude
2009-present
funding: French ANR project shared with Vincent Laude (Femto-st)
proposal: Passed (Femto-St, France) : « Phononic crystals »
PhD passed, defense Nov 29, 2012
Institute: Femto-St at Besancon (France)
- Jason Bach
co-advisor with D. Ku
Fall 2007 - 2009
Funding: Seed Fund Project (Georgia Tech provost) with David Ku (ME)
Quals: Passed Summer 2009
Proposal: Continued in bio-mechanics after a preparation in ultrasonics
Institute: Georgia Tech, ME (Bio-Eng)
Note: co-advised with David Ku at Georgia Tech Lorraine, continued as PhD student in Atlanta advised by David Ku (Bioeng.)
- Sarah Herbison
advisor
Spring 2007 – summer 2011
Funding: French BDI project
Quals: Passed Spring 2007
Proposal: passed: Study of diffraction effects on corrugated layered materials
PhD: passed PhD defense June 23, 2011.
Thesis title: Ultrasonic Diffraction effects on Periodic Surfaces
PhD Reading Committee: N. Declercq, Y. Berthelot, K. Sabra, M. Ruzzene, A. Ougazzaden
Institute: Georgia Tech, ME
- Els N. Janssen
advisor 2005-2006 Ghent University, faculty of engineering sciences
co-advisor with K Van den Abeele, 2007-2011, Catholic University of Leuven, Physics Department
Proposal: passed: Dutch Title “Akoestische en Ultrasone Beeldvorming van microschade gebruik makend van technieken gebaseerd op tijdsomkering (TR) en niet-lineaire elastische golfspectroscopie (NEWS)” (English: Acoustic and Ultrasonic imaging of microdamage applying techniques based on time-reversal (TR) and non-linear elastic wave spectroscopy (NEWS))
PhD: passed private PhD defense September 26, 2011
PhD: passed public PhD defense November 17, 2011
Thesis title: Ultrasonic imaging of microdamage using time reversal techniques based on nonlinear elastic wave spectroscopy
PhD Reading Committee: N. F. Declercq, H. De Gersem, L. De Lathauwer, C. Glorieux, O. Bou Matar, M. Scalerandi, K. Van Den Abeele
Institute: Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)
- Ebrahim Lamkanfi
pro-deo co advisor (advised 50% of total) 2006-2009
PhD: April 13, 2010, Dutch title: “Ontwikkeling van eindige‐elementenmethoden voor de vormoptimalisatie van biaxiaal belaste kruisvormige proefstukken in composiet en voor ultrasone inspectie van materialen” (English: Development of finite element methods for shape optimization of biaxially loaded cruciform composite samples and for ultrasonic inspection of materials)
Institute: Ghent University, Dept ME



Advisor of GT master’s students

name period
Anurupa Shaw Fall 2011- Spring 2014 Master student Georgia Tech, Mechanical Engineering. MS thesis, title "Ice thickness estimation using low frequencies, and an investigation of diffraction of sound in samples with micro-structures using ultrasound", defended on March 25, 2014. Committee : Nico F. Declercq (advisor), Massimo Ruzzene (School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology) and Badreddine Assouar (Institut Jean Lamour, Universite de Lorraine, France).
Pierre Pouzin Fall 2012 Master Student Georgia Institute of Technology and Arts Et Métiers ParisTech co-advised by Nico F. Declercq, Annie Bayeul (Ensam Lille) , and Sophie Simonet (Ensam Lille) ; at Thales Avionics Vendôme, Service AIC du Département Technique. Topic "Anemométry and Conventional Instrumentation"
Amelie Lemerle Spring 2012 Master student Georgia Tech and Arts Et Métiers ParisTech (École nationale supérieure d'arts et métiers - ENSAM), co-advised by Nico F. Declercq and Fodil Meraghni (ENSAM), on the thesis topic "Damage induction and characterization of fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites", project sponsored by PSA Peugeot Citro n (Peugeot S. A.)
Matthieu Decaix Spring 2012 Master student Georgia Tech and Arts Et Métiers ParisTech (École nationale supérieure d'arts et métiers - ENSAM), co-advised by Nico F. Declercq andd Fodil Meraghni (ENSAM), on the thesis topic "Damage induction and characterization of fiber reinforced thermoset composites", project sponsored by PSA Peugeot Citro n (Peugeot S. A.)
Amaury Delaunay Spring 2012 Master Student Georgia Institute of Technology and Arts Et Métiers ParisTech (École nationale supérieure d'arts et métiers - ENSAM) co-advised by Nico F. Declercq, Olivier Gibaru (LSIS - Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Information et des Systèmes UMR CNRS 6168) and Ludwig Gross (Remote intervention technology, TECHNIP) on thesis Project INSM - Ingénierie Numérique des Systèmes Mécaniques.
Alexander Djebbar Spring 2010 Georgia Institute of Technology and Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers
Peter McKeon Fall 2008-Summer 2010 Georgia Institute of Technology

Advisor of other Georgia Tech students

name period project
Xerxes Clayton Spring 2014 "Investigation of ultrasonic bounded beam diffraction through a phononic crystal (BS student)
Peter Charles Van Dusen Fall 2013 "propagation of sound through phononic crystals (BS student)
Lin Hengte Fall 2013 "propagation of sound through phononic crystals (BS student)
Chelsea Dyess Spring 2013 "acoustic microscopy (BS student)
Charlsie Lemons Spring 2013 "Waves in a wedge (BS student)
Andrew J. Bryant Fall 2012 "acoustic microscopy (BS student)
Babatunde Adigun Fall 2012 "experimentally extract dispersion curves from an anisotropic, multilayer cylinder (BS student)
Cole Stewart Simpson Summer 2012 "Design and implementation of a method to experimentally extract dispersion curves from an anisotropic, multilayer cylinder (BS student)
Andrew P. Bolduc Spring 2012 "High Frequency ultrasonic C-scans of corrugated surfaces (BS student)
Taylor E. Breault Spring 2012 "High Frequency ultrasonic C-scans of corrugated surfaces (BS student)
Luis M. Balderrama Spring 2012 "Ultrasonic characterization of anisotropic periodic structures (BS student)
Marshal Mayhew Fall 2011 "Acoustic microscopy: introductory study and experiment (BS student)
Michael Brennen Fall 2011 "Propagation of sound in shallow water on a corrugated bottom (BS student)
Cristina Weiler Fall 2011 "Diffraction of sound by periodic anisotropic media (BS student)
Joonho Na Fall 2011 "Acoustic Microscopy: introductory study and experiment (BS student)
Luis Valles Fall 2011 "Development of matlab procedures useful to the ultrasonics lab (BS student)
Surabhi Dosi Fall 2011 "Diffraction of sound by periodic anisotropic media (BS student)
Steven E. West Summer 2011 "Development of matlab procedures useful to the ultrasonics lab (BS student)
Saifullah Malik Summer 2011 "Optimization of Ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation technique of materials (BS student)
Daniel Hong Spring 2011 "High frequency ultrasonic C-scans of fiber reinforced composites (BS student)
Mark Schmid Fall 2010 "Ultrasonic Evaluation of Silicon Wafers (BS student)
Chad Bednar Fall 2010 "Ultrasonic Evaluation of Silicon Wafers (BS student)
Victoria F Prince ( Vicky") Summer 2010 "Ultrasound testing of Crystalline Silicon "(BS student)
Diego Orlando Torres Summer 2010 "Ultrasonic Polar Scans (MS student)
Ivan Tibavinsky spring 2010 "Thickness measurements of solids in between two different liquids, applying Lamb waves generated by a point source (BS student)
Brandon Mair summer 2009 "Applications for Ultrasonic Transducers: Polymer Foam as Air-Coupled Transducer/Damage Assessment in Composites Using Ultrasonic Transducers " (BS student)
David Lavery spring 2009 "Boundary conditions for Non-Destructive imaging using ultrasounds at the nano-scale (BS student)
Eric Stribling spring 2009 "Interaction of ultrasound with a screw hole in a plate (BS student)
Christopher Brian Simpson spring 2009 "Ultrasonic B-scans of damaged whisker composites (BS student)
Marc Paré fall 2008 "Finite Element modeling of Ultrasonic Waves (BS student)
Brandon T. Stanley summer 2008 "Characterization of air-coupled transducers (BS student)
Brian O"Connor summer 2008 "Ultrasonic investigation of metal wires (BS student)
Heon Young Oh ( Sam") summer 2008 "A 3D study of the diffraction of sound by doubly corrugated plate (BS student)
Kyle Barbour spring 2008 "Ultrasonic Polar C-scanning (BS student)
John Vander Weide Fall 2006-2007 "Nonlinear acoustics : a literature survey (MS student)
     

Advisor of master’s students at other universities

name period University degree
Katrien Dewijngaert 2006-2007 Ghent University, faculty of engineering sciences* Master of Engineering. Thesis title : "Akoestische filterwerking van periodiek ruwe plafonds (English: rough ceilings acting as acoustic filters). Thesis author(s): Katelijn Vanderhaeghe and Katrien Dewijngaert
Katelijn Vanderhaeghe 2006-2007 Ghent University, faculty of engineering sciences* Master of Engineering. Thesis title : "Akoestische filterwerking van periodiek ruwe plafonds (English: rough ceilings acting as acoustic filters).Thesis author(s): Katelijn Vanderhaeghe and Katrien Dewijngaert
Nikolaas Vermeulen 2006-2007 Ghent University, faculty of engineering sciences* Master of Engineering. Thesis title : "Geluidsvoortplanting in gladde en geribbelde tunnels (English: Sound propagation in smooth and corrugated tunnels). Thesis author(s): Alexei Mamytchenko and Nikolaas Vermeulen
Alexei Mamytchenko 2006-2007 Ghent University, faculty of engineering sciences* Master of Engineering. Thesis title : "Geluidsvoortplanting in gladde en geribbelde tunnels (English: Sound propagation in smooth and corrugated tunnels). Thesis author(s): Alexei Mamytchenko and Nikolaas Vermeulen
Cindy Dekeyser 2005-2006 Ghent University, faculty of engineering sciences** Master of Engineering. Thesis title : "Hellenistische architectuur : een akoestische diffractiestudie van het theater van Epidaurus (English: an acoustic diffraction study of the theatre of Epidaurus). Thesis author(s): Cindy Dekeyser
Bart Sarens 2005-2006 Ghent University, faculty of engineering sciences** Master of Engineering. Thesis title : "Simulatie van ultrasone oppervlaktegolven op periodiek gecorrugeerde oppervlakken (English: a simulation of ultrasonic surface waves on periodically corrugated surfaces). Thesis author(s): Bart Sarens
Dennis Vanleene 2005-2006 Ghent University, faculty of engineering sciences** Master of Engineering. Thesis title : "Optimalisering en gebruik van de ultrasoon opstelling bij het onderzoek naar beschadigde composieten" (English: Optimization and use of ultrasonic setup in the research of damaged composites).Thesis author(s): Dennis Vanleene
Filip Van den Abeele 2002-2003 Ghent University, faculty of engineering sciences** Master of Engineering. Thesis title : "Ultrasone karakterisering van de inhoud van vloeistofcontainers (English: Ultrasonic characterization of the contents of liquid containers). Thesis author(s): Filip Van den Abeele

(*) as actual advisor but officially as external co-advisor with a faculty at Ghent University (Prof P. Verleysen).
(**) as actual advisor under the official aegis of the head of the department (Prof. J. Degrieck at Ghent University) who acted as academic advisor because Declercq was either PhD student or Postdoc and could not act as official advisor.

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