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Civil & Mechanical Engineering

James Kaklamanos

James Kaklamanos
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Mechanical 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:  B.S.C.E., Civil Engineering, Tufts University

Jim Kaklamanos joined the faculty of 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, which concerns the behavior of earth materials and their effects on the built environment. Jim’s research focuses in the area of geotechnical earthquake engineering, specifically 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. At Merrimack, Jim teaches courses in geotechnical engineering, foundation engineering, earth retaining structures, earthquake engineering, and engineering statistics. He also serves as the faculty advisor to the Merrimack College chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (
ASCE) and leads the peer and faculty mentoring initiative of Merrimack’s Innovation through Engineering and Computer Science (iTEC) program.  For more information, please visit Jim’s website:

Courses taught:
CEN 3020    Geotechnical Engineering
CEN 3020L  Geotechnical Engineering Lab
CEN 5020    Foundation Engineering
CEN 5022    Earth Slopes and Retaining Structures
GEN 6010    Earthquake Engineering
MTH 1505    Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers