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Jean-Claude Golinval


Jean-Claude Golinval graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1980 and received his Ph.D. in 1989 from the University of Liege (Belgium). He was appointed Professor of Vibration Engineering at the University of Liege in 1991 where he set up the laboratory of Vibrations and Identification of Structures (LTAS-VIS). 
His field of expertise lies in the theoretical and experimental modal analysis of structures and rotating machines. His current research interests are structural vibrations, identification of linear and nonlinear structures, structural damage detection and model updating. 

From 1997 until 2001, he coordinated the European COST Action F3 in « Structural Dynamics » (European Co-operation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research). The topics of this Action were model updating, structural health monitoring and damage detection, and identification of nonlinear mechanical systems. He also coordinated a one-week training course in 2009 at the University of Liege in the framework of the SICON Marie Curie Action on Vibration Testing, Identification of Linear and Nonlinear Systems.

He served as Head of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Liege from 2006 until 2009. 
Since 1991, he authored and co-authored more than two hundred scientific publications in international journals and conference proceedings. 
He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM). From 2005 until 2011, he was Associate Editor of the “Journal of Vibration and Acoustics and the Design Engineering Division” of the ASME.