Nico F. Declercq

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Prof. Dr. Nico F. Declercq

Nico Felicien Declercq (Kortrijk (Belgium), 27 December 1975) is a Physicist and Mechanical Engineer. He is a Professor with the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and Georgia Tech Lorraine in France. He is specialized in ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation of materials, propagation of ultrasonic waves in highly complex materials, in acoustics and in theoretical and experimental linear and nonlinear ultrasonics, and also acousto-optics. He has published numerous papers in international journals and in conference proceedings. In particular, he published research on the acoustics of Chichen Itza and Epidaurus.[1][2][3]

Education, Career and Scientific Awards[edit]

Nico F. Declercq received his BSc and MSc in physics (with option astrophysics) from the Catholic University of Leuven in 1996 and 2000, respectively and received a PhD in Engineering Physics from Ghent University in 2005. He worked as a Belgian National Science Foundation (FWO Vlaanderen) Postdoctoral fellow with Ghent University before he accepted a faculty position with Georgia Tech in 2006.

Declercq received the International Dennis Gabor Award from the NOVOFER Foundation of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on December 21, 2006.

He received the ICA Early Career Award "For outstanding contributions to ultrasonics, particularly for studies of propagation and diffraction of acoustic waves" from the International Commission for Acoustics in 2007.

Declercq is also president of the steering board of the International Congress on Ultrasonics, he is the president of the 2015 International Congress on Ultrasonics (Metz, France) and is an associate editor of The European Journal of Acoustics (Acta Acustica united with Acustica) and serves on the technical committees of the French Acoustical Society.


  1. ^ Chao, Tom (5 April 2007). "Mystery of Greek Amphitheater's Amazing Sound Finally Solved". LiveScience. Retrieved 2007-04-05. 
  2. ^ Vedantam, Shankar (9 April 2007). "Seating in Ancient Greek Theater Found to Help the Acoustics". Washington Post. Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  3. ^ "No need to shout, Why the acoustics of ancient Greek theatres are so good". The Economist. 29 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-14. 

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