James M. Gibert has been appointed assistant professor of mechanical & aeronautical engineering at Clarkson University.
He received his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, graduating cum laude from Clemson University. He also received his master of science degree and his Ph.D., both in mechanical engineering, from Clemson University.
Before coming to Clarkson, Gibert did post-doctoral research at Clemson in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His focus included the modeling the nonlinear dynamics present ultrasonic consolidation process, developing performance metrics for dual mass vibrational energy harvesters, developing lumped parameter dynamic models of packaging systems, and analytical models for the vibrations and rolling resistance of a non-pneumatic tire developed by Michelin Inc.
While at Clemson, he was a visiting professor in the Department of Civil Engineering. He was an advisor to graduate as well as undergraduate students, and taught civil engineering courses. Additionally, he served on the graduate student advisory board and in 2010 was a research faculty mentor with the Louis Stokes-South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation, National Science Foundation.
He served as consultant to MOOG, CSA and worked in partnership with the Air Force Research Lab in Albuquerque, N.M., on structural health monitoring of bolted interfaces in satellites and space situational awareness.
Gibert has published extensively in professional publications, along with presenting his work at conferences.
He has received numerous awards and honors. Among them are: Highly Commended 2011 Emerald Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Award, Emerald Literati Network; Outstanding Paper Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2011, “Effect of Height to Width Ratio on the Dynamics of Ultrasonic Consolidation,” Journal of Rapid Prototyping; South East Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Fellow, National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2004-2008; and the NSF/ASME Design Essay Award, National Science Foundation/American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2008.
He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering, National Tire Society, and the National Society of Black Engineers.