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About Prof.Dr. Nico F. Declercq

tenured faculty,

G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
UMI Georgia Tech – CNRS 2958
Georgia Institute of Technology

* Chariman of the Technical Council of the Ultrasonics Section of the European Acoustics Association
* Physics in Medicine - Editor-in-Chief
* Board of the International Congress on Ultrasonics - Member and former President
* Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation - Associate Editor
* European Journal of Acoustics (Acta Acustica united with Acustica) - Associate Editor
* Journal of Vibration and Control - Associate Editor
* Société Française d’Acoustique – conseiller du Conseil d'Administration

* born in Belgium in 1975, in Kortrijk (Courtrai).
* BS Physics from the Catholic University of Louvain – Campus Kortrijk (KULAK) in 1996
* MS Physics (Astrophysics) from the Catholic University of Louvain (KUL) in 2000, cum laude.
* PhD degree Engineering Physics from Ghent University (UG) in 2005, Summa Cum Laude and with Congratulations from the Jury (international PhD reading committee).
* Tenured Associate Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology: George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering in Atlanta GA, USA, with primary duties at the Georgia Tech Lorraine Campus in Metz-France (at the International UMI Georgia Tech – CNRS 2958 laboratory). Summer 2006 - present.

* International Dennis Gabor Award 2006
* ICA Early Career Award 2007 from the International Commission for Acoustics "For outstanding contributions to ultrasonics, particularly for studies of propagation and diffraction of acoustic waves".
* Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award in 2008
* 3 best paper awards (2 Acoustical Society of America and 1 Ultrasonics International).

* Declercq teaches classes to Undergrad students, Master students and PhD students. He is also mentoring other teachers.

Prof. Dr. Dr. H. C. Oswald J. Leroy
Inspired by intersting examples given by Oswald Leroy during a course on Mathematical Physics while Declercq was still a BS student at KULAK, later the choice was made to pursue a PhD with Leroy. The picture shows Prof Leroy, with Nico Declercq and his youngest son Lambert, on the occasion of 2015 ICU in Metz, for which Declercq served as President, during a ceremony where Prof Leroy has received a token of appreciation for his long career in Acousto-Optics and Ultrasonics.

Distinguished Prof. Dr. Mack A. Breazeale
Early on during his PhD research Nico Declercq got in touch with Mack Breazeale and his wife Louise Scott. Mack was an old friend of Nico's advisor Oswald Leroy and had a nice lab at NCPA in Oxford, MS. Soon, Mack took the responsibility of introducing Nico into the world of experimental physics and into nonlinear acoustics and became de-facto co-advisor of his PhD research. Declercq has stayed several times in Oxford with the very friendly Breazeale family. It's thanks to them and to their warm American attitude and hospitality that he decided to seek a faculty position in the USA... The picture shown here was taken in 2009 when Mack was already ill. He passed away not long after this picture was taken; it shows Mack, Lou and Declercq's two eldest children Anna-Laura and Benjamin.


address and affiliation in France

UMI Georgia Tech – CNRS 2958
George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Tech Lorraine
Laboratory for Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation "LUNE"
office 224, GT-Lorraine Building,
2 rue Marconi, 57070 Metz-Technopole, France

address in the USA

G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Suite 4204, MRDC Building,
801 Ferst Drive, NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0405, USA

electronic contact

E-mail: declercq AT gatech.edu

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